In the woods he had met a nice man named Sandy. Sandy had told Fredrick that if he took this magic root, that he would never be hit again by Covey ever again. But Fredrick didn't believe in magic. But Fredrick had taken it anyways. He had then decided to head back to the plantation.
When he is walking back he can still see everyone working. When he had gotten back to the plantation Covey had acted all nice and told Fredrick to his work. This was really weird for Covey to act all nice now. Or maybe it was the root that Sandy had given him. Fredrick now believed that magic was real.
One day when Fredrick was working he was happy. But during that day when he was at the stable Covey had came over and tried to tie up Fredrick so he could hit him. Now the fight starts. Fredrick squirms out of the rope and starts hitting Covey. Covey tries to cheat by calling Bill over to help him, but Fredrick had kicked him in the gut. At the end he has finally beat Covey and he doesn’t ever get hit or whipped by Covey ever again.