The big escape.

The big escape.

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  • Frederick Douglass is a slave who lived on a plantation. Frederick did not like slavery. Himself and many other slaves were treated terribly and Frederick was tired of this. He was previously held by Mr. Covey, a slave breaker who never managed to break Frederick because Frederick gained confidence and fought Covey. Frederick won the fight and Mr. Covey sent him to where he is now. Mr. Freedland's plantation. 
  • Frederick Douglass was tired of being at the plantation. He needed to plan an escape. He gathered up some of his fellow slaves who were desperate to escape with him. Their names were Henry and John. They said, " We would love to help you for we are tired of this dreaded and miserable plantation just as you are." 
  • The slaves decided to steal one of the slave owner's boat and pose as fisherman going on Easter holiday considering it was that time of year. They set off. Frederick Douglass had written a permission slip so that if passing people had seen them, Frederick would show them the permission slip. The people would simply assume that their master was letting them  leave for a while. The plan worked like a charm. Until something happened. 
  • There was word about three slaves escaping the plantation of Mr. Freedland. When Frederick and the other slaves heard of this news, they rushed back to the plantation to pretend nothing ever happened. Mean police showed up (otherwise known as constables) to prove that Frederick and the other slaves were guilty of escaping. Henry and John were scared, but Frederick had a plan.
  • Frederick decided he would throw the permission slip in the fire. Before the constables managed to tie him up, Frederick carried out this plan and the constables found no information of the slaves escaping. Fredrick had saved himself and the other slaves from being tied and sent away to another state. Everything was back to normal. Except for one thing.  
  • Frederick was in huge trouble with his master, Mr. Freedland. Now, Frederick and the other slaves weren't proven guilty for escaping, but Mr. Freedland was still furious that Frederick had caused all that commotion. " I am going to send you all the way back to Maryland where you came from," Mr. Freedland said. Mr. Freedland thought that Frederick was going to be unhappy with this. But, on the inside, Frederick was leaping for joy. He knew that he would have plenty of opportunities in Maryland. He would be able to achieve his dream of freeing all slaves and abolishing slavery once and for all. 
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