Master Covey was a very cunning Master.Sometimes he would crawl on his hands and knees just to see what the slaves were up to. “He would sometimes crawl on his hands and knees to avoid detection.’’ If Master Covey saw that the slaves were not doing what they were supposed to do he jump up and say “Ha, ha! Come on Dash on, dash on!” It was never safe for the slaves to stop for even a single minute.Master Covey was one of the few slaveholders who actually did part of the work that the slaves do. Covey would get down in dirt and help the slaves with the work. The Only problem with that was that Master Covey knew what Fredrick could do and couldn't do, so he was even more strict on their work ethic.
Master covey was a strict Master. He was one who could break a person emotionally and physically. Frederick Douglass had never been broken or was never going to get broken.Or at least that's what Fredrick thought. A few months in Master Covey was discipline and whipping Covey harder than Fredrick ever thought he could. Fredrick after months go by he snapped. Master Covey succeed in breaking Frederick. He was broken in the mind and soul. Fredericks body felt broken to.”I was broken in in body, soul, and spirit.”
After Master Covey succeeded in breaking Frederick, Frederick would have waves of emotion. He would feel a spark of freedom but then go back to being depressed and sorry for himself. Frederick felt hopeless that he was going to stuck a slave forever.”My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, that cheerful eye that lingered about my eye died;” Sometimes an energetic flash of freedom came across Fredrick, but soon after would vanish like a shooting star vanishes into to the night sky; allowing you to wish for just one second. Later in Frederick Douglass's life, he soon escapes slavery and becomes a free man. He died in 1895 but still makes a big difference in helping to completely stop slavery for good.