As Douglass and his friends are being arrested all he could think about is that his wonderful plan was ruined. His heart was going “Boom! Boom! Boom!” like it was going to beat right out of his chest. While Douglass and his friends were waiting in a room together he tried to do anything he could to prove he didn’t do anything. His slave master knew about the fake protections so Douglass tried to throw everyone's in the fire. He tells everyone to not admit to anything and stay confident in each other.
Douglass was all alone in prison with the unbearable sound of his thoughts running through his head. “How could I let this happen” was the same question he kept asking himself. For a whole week in that lonely place Douglass worried he lost his only chance of being free until he heard a familiar voice. “Frederick Douglass…” were the words the man said. He immediately knew who it was. “.. I am here to take you away.” says Mr. Auld.
Mr. Auld originally said Douglass was going to Alabama, but he was actually sent back to Baltimore to learn a trade with his brother. Douglass wondered why Mr. Auld would come all the way to save him especially after he disobeyed him. Douglass was upset that he didn’t get to freedom after all of the work he put in to escape. However he is glad that he never gave up trying because he got a new opportunity out of it. He is excited about starting a new type of work with his brother.