One day Frederick was sent to Mr Covey's farm and he breaks slaves for his job. Frederick was sent to Mr Covey’s farm because he was being bad and that's where all slaves that are bad are sent. Mr Covey would whip them whenever he wants too. When the slaves would take a break he would always be watching incase they do something wrong. The slaves were in bad shape.
Mr Covey would always be watching Douglass and the other slaves all the time. He would be called names by the slaves to each other. One name they called him the snake because he would be really quit and be hiding somewhere watching him. If he doesn’t see you doing your job he will whip you until you do your thing. He would not let leave you alone.
One day Frederick got on the field and it was really hot outside so Frederick fell to the ground and fainted. He was really sick and Covey came looking for him. He asked the other slaves where he was and they said he got sick and then Covey asked them where he was and the slaves said the barn. Covey came to Frederick and started kicking him till he got up but frederick was too sick and then hit him on the head with a hickory stick. Later that night Frederick ran away,