I have sold you to a couple in Baltimore, be ready to go
This place may be bad but it is my home
Fredrick Douglass was a slave on the Great House Farm, a plantation in the South. He had to work hard all day and was treated badly.
Make sure to be ready to go tomorrow, I am finally glad to be rid of you
He had to sleep in the barn with no blanket and deplorable conditions. He cried for his mother who was taken away from him at a young age but he had promised her that someday he would escape this life.
One day while he was working Fredrick's master announced that he had sold him to a couple in Baltimore. He was scared because although this place was bad he had lived at the plantation his whole life.
Welcome to Baltimore
Fredrick was afraid to leave his home where he had lived his whole life but then he remembered his promise to his mother that he would someday escape this place
The next day Fredrick boarded the boat bound for Baltimore. The sea roared like a wild beast. Fredrick was nervous but he remembered his promise to his mother and he stood tall.
As he arrived in Baltimore he saw African Americans and white people walking together and it was then that he realized that places like these were his true homes. He met his new owners and the lady of the couple was kind to him, something he hadn't experienced before.