What was about to happen to Frederick? What other slaves had been caught? Who turned them in? Thoughts raced through Fredericks mind as he walked outside to face his consequence for trying to reach his freedom. “Why would you try to escape my plantation, this is where you belong you don’t deserve to be free.” Mr. Freeland said harshly. “You will spend your life in prison unless a master comes to free you” said the policeman. Frederick did not know if his master Mr. Auld would ever come and bail him out.
The policemen quickly tied Frederick up but Henry was putting up a fight. “If you don’t quick wrigiling I will shoot” the policeman yelled. “Go ahead I can not live through this any longer” Henry cried the truth. In all the commotion Frederick realized he still had his protections in his pocket, he quickly threw them into a open fire so they would not have any more evidence. Henry finally got tied up and all the slaves were thrown into carriage.
The ride to jail was as bumpy as Frederick's life had been. Frederick's cell was murky, and secluded just like the rest of his world. All the time in his cell gave Frederick a wake up call, just because this escape plan didn’t work did not mean hope for freedom was gone. Frederick was fed up being treated unfairly, he was done with being overworked because of the color of his skin. It was time for things to change, Frederick thought. It was time for another plan for freedom. The new plan needed to be better than the last and sneakier but first he had to get out of his cell. Just as he thought that Mr. Auld his old master came to bail him out and his plan had begun to reclaim his freedom.