For that night i stayed with Sandy Jenkins and his wife. The next morning i was on my way back to Mr.Covey's but before i went with Sandy to to a part of the woods to get a 'magical' root that will protect me from Mr.Covey's harsh beatings, once i got the root i continued back to Mr.Covey's. Once i got to there i ran into Mr.Covey on his way to church and he was being very kind to me. Since he was acting like a good person instead of being the devil it gave me hope the root was actually working.
Everything was fine until the next morning. I was doing my work as usual and Mr.Covey came into the barn with a long rope. He caught hold of my legs and was trying to tie me. When i figured out what he was he was doing i felt this rush building up inside of me and as I was on the stable floor the rush I had inside me gave me the strength to fight back. Me and Covey were at it for 2 hours. He called for help but no one came. The only person he had to help him was Hughes but i sickened him with a kick under the lung. At this point Covey gave up and let me go.
After the fight with Covey, him and all the other slave masters never laid a hand on me again. What i learned from my experiences is to Never give up and to resist because it can make you feel powerful even if you don't get freedom.