Mr. Gardner found out about what the workers were doing to Douglass.”But boss he agreed to doing it.”said one of the workers.Mr. Gardner didn’t care and thought slaves would be better than the workers he had.Once Mr.Gardner left the workers were mad at Douglass.”He and his slaves friends are gonna take our jobs.” Said one of the workers.The workers started throwing rocks and sticks at Douglass. Douglass tried to fight back but couldn’t, so he ran away.
Once Douglass got home he told Hugh about the story and he was furious.”You let em beat you up” Hugh said. Hugh made Mr.Gardner and made him teach Douglass how to caulk and then took Douglass away from Mr.Gardner.Hugh made Douglass caulk for people who lived around them and made around $7 a week for doing it.
After a few weeks Douglass started to make less money. Hugh had an idea to make Douglass make more money.”Douglass you're not making enough money you're gonna have to start paying rent or im kicking you out.”Douglass didn’t want to pay rent because he’s already being overworked but didn’t want to risk his freedom by getting hired out somewhere else, so he decided to run away to New York which is a free state.Later on Douglass moved to New Bedford in Massachusetts. He then learned about a group of people called abolitionist who want to stop slavery so douglass decided to join them and try to stop slavery.