The next day Douglass made up his mind and made a run for the woods, he made it safely but now had no idea on what to do. He bumped into Sandy while in the woods. Sandy asked ”Douglass why are you in the woods?” “I have had enough Sandy I can't take it anymore. But now that I have ran I don't know what to do.” Sandy understood the situation, he handed Douglass a root and stated that the root would keep him from being whipped, with its magic powers. Douglass went to Sandy’s home and had dinner. The next day Douglass returned the farm. Covey kindly greeted him and said “Douglass go drive the pigs to the lot by the church.” So that is what he did.
The very next next day once Douglass was up Covey confronted Frederick and told him to go clean up the horses and brush them. Once Douglass was half way done with his task, Covey entered the stable with a long rope. Covey managed to grab Fredericks leg and started tying him up but Douglass was too agile and sprung up and Covey fell to the ground. Frederick grabbed him by the neck and rose, now Covey was scared and Douglass knew he could take him. They wrestled for hours trying to determine a winner, but for every blow Douglass dealt Covey drew blood. Covey began to realize that the brute that he created was going to win the fight. Covey knew he needed to strike a bargain as big as striking gold to save himself from damage to him and his reputation.
Covey said ”If you didn't resist I wouldn't have whipped you half as much”. Frederick Douglass knew that no matter what happened after this Covey wouldn’t dare mess with him. Frederick’s victory was the kindle to his dying fire of hope, in which it just transformed into a roaring bonfire. This made Frederick realize he that no matter what you are labeled don't let that stop you, you can always change. Stand up to the suppression, stand up to discrimination.