It was January 1st, 1833, a slave named Frederick Douglass has been trasnported to a plantation, belonging to a white man named Covey.
Mr Covey's farm
Covey whips the poor young man with his long and agonizing whip. Everyday Covey would come to Douglass while he was working and start lashing him with the tool.
Get to work!
Douglass needed to escape the whipping. The dancing of the trees in the wind seemed like a safe haven in contrast to the painful crackles Douglass recieves on a daily basis.
Crunch, crunch, crunch, as Douglass was running through the woods, he came across a friend of his named Mr. Sandy, who was on his way to meet with his free wife. He offers for Douglass to tag along
Sandy and Douglass discussed his situation. The wise owl then gave him some advice, "Come with me into the woods. We will find a root, you must always carry it on your right side. In this way you will never be whipped by a white man again."
When Douglass came back to the plantation, he found that his root did not work. Covey still kept on whipping Douglass.