WHOOSH went Master Covey's whip. I knew I had to act fast, otherwise I would be whipped again. I knew I had nothing to lose as well. In that moment, my hands were as quick as lightning and I blocked Master Covey's whip. "Hey! What are you doing?" questioned Master Covey. Right then, I realized I could fight Master Covey and possibly beat him.
We fought for what felt like hours; rolling all over the ground and strangling one another. Eventually, I won our fight. Due to my victory, I was respected by Master Covey and never whipped again. Our fight gave me the confidence I needed to be successful in my life time. Later, I vowed never to act or think like a slave. I was to think like a human and make sure I was treated with respect.