" If we teach a slave how to read, they will learn about slavery and want to be free." Mr. Auld explained. " That's why you have to stop teaching Frederick to read." Frederick, who had overheard the whole thing, silently left, and Mrs. Auld did too.
After Mrs. Auld stopped her lessons with Frederick, she started treating him more like property and less like a human being. She became stricter and would order him to do things harshly.
However, lack of a teacher didn't stop Frederick from reading. He kept finding ways to read and get books to take home. He knew that his future would include literature one day. Once he even traded bread with a boy to get his school books.
One day Frederick was sitting and reading a book and feeling the breeze blow on his skin. Then sky was blue, just like his mood. "Oh book, why must you be so forbidden?" he thought. "Your words give me so much happiness."
And so Frederick never stopped reading and learning more about slavery and how to find freedom. He grew up to become an abolitionist, and always kept his love for reading.