It was finally Saturday morning and Douglass woke up to the horn, blown every day. When Douglass came out the door of the room he was sleeping in, he saw two white men. Mr. Freeland called him and told him to the door with a black handle since there were some gentlemen that were waiting to see him. Douglass did as he was told and when he opened the door, the men immediately tied him with rope. Douglass asked, “ What have I done? Please explain why you are tying me.” But the constables or police men answered saying, “We had been given the information that you have been doing something not acceptable. We will be examining you and if the information is incorrect, you will not be hurt.” Later, the constables were able to tie John.
Once they reached Henry, they ordered him to put his hands behind his back to tie him.“ I will not get my hands tied”, said Henry with a firm voice. “ Put your hands together”, said Tom Graham. “You aren't going to make me!” answered Henry still with a loud voice. Quickly, two of the constables pulled out their shiny black pistols and swore, by their creator that they would kill him or make him cross his hands to tie him. “Kill me. It’s not going to do you any good. Shoot me!” said Henry. Then Henry, with motion as quick as lightning took the pistols from each constable. But as Henry was doing this, the constables were able to lay their hand on him and beat him up until Henry got overpowered. Mr Hamilton recommended to search for any protections which he was given the information about. But as soon as they were about to search Douglass and the others, his aid needed help in tying Henry so they forgot to search them.
When Douglass and the constables were about halfway to St. Michael's, Henry asked Douglass what to do with his protection. Douglass answered telling him to eat it with the he had biscuit since it was the only thing to do at the time, to own nothing. They all passed around the words, “own nothing” and it was all they said. Douglass was then sent to jail, in a dark, cramped room. Douglass was in a mute room and he became hopeless in escaping and becoming a free man. About one week later, Captain Auld, Douglass’ old slave master took him out of prison. Captain Auld sent him to live with his brother in Alabama, but later Captain Auld concludes to send him back to Baltimore to live with Captain Auld’s brother, Hugh who will be teaching Douglass how to trade. Douglass felt as excited as a flower about to bloom and he couldn't wait to learn how to trade. And even though Douglass lost all hope in escaping, he never gave up and he kept on trying until he succeeded.