It was a windy day. Frederick Douglass had just arrived in Baltimore. He had been sent to live with the Auld family.He knocked on the wooden door and waited. After a few seconds, the door opened and there was a family of three there. Frederick could smell them cooking something inside. He stepped inside the house after he was greeted and felt a warm breeze hit him. He had a good feeling about leaving with the Auld’s. The next day when Douglass was asked to do things around the house, he noticed that the Auld’s didn’t talk to him cruelly like his previous master did. He wasn’t worked to the point where he was sick. Everything was pleasant. Mrs. Auld had asked Douglass if he knew how to read, and he said no. She began to teach him. Then Mr. Auld came into the room and told his wife that “Slaves shouldn’t learn. They should stay ignorant. If they dont they could begin to want freedom.” From that point on Douglass was determined to read..
The next day, Mrs. Auld voice was not as soft as it was the day before. Now she was more cruel than his previous master was. She told him to go run some errands in town for the family. Douglass began walking to town, wondering why Mrs. Auld became so cruel. Douglass was in town when he saw a boy with his school book sitting outside. Frederick went up to him and said “can i borrow your book?” The boy looked at him and said “Sure, but what will you trade for it?” Frederick reached in his warm pocket and pulled out a fresh piece of bread. He gave it to the young white boy and he gave Frederick his book. “I need this back for school tomorrow, so make sure to return it.” “Do you even know how to read?” the boy asked. “No.” “Well i’ll teach you!” The boy taught Douglass every day he came to run errands until he couldn't anymore. When that boy couldn't teach him anymore he went to the next boy and the next until he learned how to read.
As a result of Douglass learning he eventually escaped slavery a few years later. Douglass learning to read changed his life and helped him escape from slavery. You should never give up on something even f it’s hard or complicated.