Frederick Douglass was born in maryland as a slave. When he was a child he was sent to live with the Aulds who rented him out for a year to a man named mr. Covey. The first six months of that year Douglass went through some terrible things, He would be whipped all the time for only the excuse of his awkwardness. Covey gave him and all the slaves barley anything to eat they worked all day and into the night. Covey was a cunning man, when he wasn’t around the slaves would call him ‘the snake’ because he would sneak up on them and then suddenly come into view. “Keep working!” he would always shout at them. They could never take a break he was everywhere to them behind every tree every bush and the windows in the plantation the was always there yelling at them.
Covey had a way to change anyone for the worse when Douglass first went there he was unmanageable to Covey but after a few months he managed to change him as well, but after six months everything changed. It started on one of the hottest days of the month of august 1833 Douglass was fanning wheat. After awhile of that he fell and tried to get up but couldn’t, Covey heard the fanning stop and went over to see why it had stopped to see him lying on the ground in pain.
Covey asked him, “what's wrong?”. To the best of his ability he told him but covey just started kicking him in the stomach. He tried to get up but he just couldn’t covey kicked him over and over again even when he bled. He would keep telling “get up!, get up!” but Douglass had made up his mind that he wouldn’t listen to him, and ran away.