The obnoxious horn rings for everyone to get up and get ready for allowance day. Frederick had terrible sleep with the horrific blankets and damp floor, but got up. Shelby unfortunately didn't wake up because the horn rung once and she was a strong sleeper. Frederick witnessed this and instantly knew what was going to happen to her. Mr. Colonel said “ Who is that on the floor and not at their post? “Shelby” all the slaves say. Mr.Colonel kicked her to get up and brought her to the door and whipped her with a heavy cow skin causing her to bleed severely. Shelby being half asleep screamed in dreadful pain. She ended up not going to get her allowance. Frederick and his fellow slaves learned a lesson to always wake up at the horn or there is extreme punishment.
Fredrick and the other slaves arrive at the old cabin where they receive there allowance.They sat in the truck until it was time to get called up to enter the cabin. It was Mike's first time getting allowance so he asked Fredrick , “What do we get on allowance day?” “ Well as their monthly allowance of food, eight pounds of pork, or equivalent in fish, and one bushel of corn meal.The yearly clothing consisted of two coarse linen shirts, one pair of linen trousers, like the shirts, one jacket, one pair of trousers for winter, made of coarse negro cloth, one pair of stockings, and one pair of shoes and the whole thing could not cost more than 7 dollars.” Frederick said . “I hope that last me” mike said. They get dropped off and head in.
“ Frederick Douglass”, the white women called for frederick to get his stuff. Frederick went up and received a rude looking face from the stern looking white women. Frederick felt relieved when he got his clothes and food, like a new start. When the slaves got back he remembered about Shelby and ran over to hand her some food and an extra shirt real quick. ” Thank you so much”shelby said. Fredrick nodded his head and quickly ran back because he didnt want to get in trouble with Mr. Colonel. Frederick was so happy and thankful for allowance day.