On a very hot day, Douglass and a couple of workers were working in the field. Later that day Frederick fell to the ground, he was exhausted and hot. Covey realized work had slowed down, so he went to check everything out. when he saw that douglass wasn’t there he looked for him. When he found him he asked “What's wrong with you boy " Frederick answered “I dont feel good sir im hot” Covey then gave him a big blow on the head. This made douglass feel worse than he already did.
Later on that day when Douglass was on his way back to the plantation. As soon as he jumped the fence Covey runs out of nowhere ready whip Douglass. Douglass had no other option but to run, so he did. He ran into the woods and met a man named Sandy. “ You should go back to Covey’s if not u could die” said Sandy “ Ok I will But its gonna cause me some pain “ Douglass said.
The day Douglass went back to the plantation he was ordered to tend to the horses. Shortly after he arrived at the stables covey showed up with rope. Covey charges towards Douglass and tries to tie him up and he pulled Douglass to the ground. Douglass did the only thing he could have done, he fought back. Frederick punched Covey in the throat making covey fall to the dirt Covey then tries to pick up an stick so Douglass grabs him by the collar stopping him. During the fight Covey asked, “ Are you meaning to fight back boy?” Douglass answered, “Yes, I am.” Covey tried calling for help but they were no match for Douglass in the ended Covey was bleeding and Douglass was not. The rest of the time Frederick was with Covey had was never whipped but was in many fights.