Frederick Douglass worked as a slave on a plantation in the 1800s. He would work all day through hot and cold weather. No matter how tired or worn out he and the other slaves became on that plantation, never having a break was inevitable. When they went to sleep at night, they all had to share one bed, known as the floor. They didn’t even have time to sleep on the floor much so it didn’t matter to much to them anyway.
Douglass was becoming sick of being a slave. He thought of the next day and the day after that. Douglass was developing and even deeper rooted hatred for slavery. He knew he wasn’t going stay a slave forever. He also knew that it was about time that he fulfill his promise and escape.
The next day Douglass went in search of finding a group of slaves that would also be willing to escape with him. He went around asking slaves the same question “I’m looking for some people that want to escape with me, do you want to come with me?” and every answered with a simple “no.” He then came to a group of people he knew named John, Henry, and Doug that he knew and when he asked them Doug replied with “When do you plan on running away?” With that Douglass got very excited. He was going to be a free man!