Frederick Douglass is a slave that was sent to a man named Covey. Frederick came to Covey because Frederick has been reading and not being like the other slaves,working,his master thought that he needed to be broken that’s what Covey was for, Covey was the “Slave Breaker”. “How many times have I told you, slaves don’t read!” Covey said to Frederick. “But I like to read, it gets my mind off of being a slave and my terrible life here.” said Frederick. "I don't care get up and get back to work or I will whip you!" Covey said.
Frederick’s life on Covey’s plantation was horrible, he would get whipped if the slave owners were bored or just for fun. Covey’s main target was Frederick.One day when Frederick and a couple of other slaves were fanning some wheat all of a sudden Frederick got overheated and fell to the ground. Covey came over and said “Get up and get back to work now!” then when Frederick didn’t get up Covey started to whip Frederick. “Ok,ok I'm getting up now” said Frederick, and Frederick went back to work like nothing had happened.
That night Frederick ran into the deep dark woods and found a man name Sandy, Sandy was a free black man, “Where are you running to young man?” Sandy asked Frederick,“I don’t really know, sir” said Frederick out of breath.Sandy told Frederick to sit for a while and catch his breath. After Frederick caught his breath he said “Well I should be going now my master will whip me if I’m not back by sunrise”. “Wait!” said Sandy “I want you to have this”. Then Sandy hands Frederick a root, “It’s a magical root, it will protect you from Covey”. Frederick takes the “magical” root and puts it in his pocket and runs back to the plantation.