Covey left him there to bleed and suffer. That moment Douglass ran away; well more of crawled. When he was crawling through the woods, he saw a flashback of his childhood. He remembered Mrs. Auld’s house where him and his best friend Sandy used to play. It was a brotherly bond that couldn't be broken. Then in a moment he came back to reality and saw Sandy! Sandy saw Douglass on the ground. He looked into Douglass's eyes and helped Douglass from bleeding out. Sandy told Frederick Douglass how the life was like in the north and the way it used to be. Sandy gave Douglass a stone that helped Sandy for it to help Douglass. This light a fire inside Fredericks soul. It made him come alive with passion.
He came back with a determination that he wouldn't stand for the cruelty that him and his fellow workers had endured. He wasn't beaten for the first couple days, but one day while he was working Covey came up behind him. Douglass turned around, he wasn't willing to be pushed around any more. Covey was about to whip Douglas but Douglass punched him. Then the fight started for two long hours it lasted. Covey tried to punch him on the jaw but Douglass fought faster and smarter. In the end covey had blood on his hands, but not his blood, it was covey's. Covey fought dirty! He tried to tie up Covey, but in the end, Covey was on the floor.
For the first time Mr. Covey was scared of a slave. Covey told Douglass that “he was brave, in all of his life time a slave never stood up to him like he did." Douglass was a slave for 4 more years but he wasn't whipped again. With all his different masters he sometimes got into fights, but no master ever dared to whip him again.