Frederick Douglass was a slave born 1800’s. Douglass didn’t know his mother that well because she was taken to another plantation, and he spent moving from master to master. One of these masters was cruel, evil, and mean Mr.Covey. Mr.Covey would be Douglass’s new master for now. He had lived with Mr.Covey for one year. This is the adventure where Douglass would stand up for himself. For the first time.
Douglass was still getting use to living with Mr.Covey. Douglass kept seeing him hiding in the bushes, like Mr.Covey was spying on the slaves. Mr.Covey was really cruel because if one of the slaves fell or like stop working he would just appear out of nowhere and beat them up. That’s what Douglass and the other slaves had to live through every single day, and it is very hard on them.
Douglass and the other slaves had to work in all weathers. Douglass was a hard worker, working all day and into the night. Douglass was probably one of the hardest workers on the plantation. He works hard to avoid Mr.Covey beating him. But sometimes Douglass would not work hard enough or take a break. While Douglass is working Covey scared him with BOO! Then Douglass kept on working.
On one of the hottest days of August Bill, Mr. Hughes, a slave named Eli, and Douglass were farming wheat. While Douglass was carrying stuff his vision was blurry because it was really hot. After a while Douglass couldn’t handle it anymore. Douglass fell on the ground tired, and sweaty from the heat. Mr.Covey was coming down to check out what happen.
Douglass finally falls down to the ground. Then he saw Mr.Covey walking up to him. He started kicking him and telling him to wake up. Douglass was furious then he defended himself. They started a huge fight. After a while Hughes come in to help out Covey. Douglass took a swing at Covey it was a direct hit. Then Hughes tried to punch Douglass but he dodged it. Then Douglass cocked his hand back then WACK! Hughes passed out. Then Douglass went near a tree to rest.
Douglass sat down on the tree to think about what happen. Then he realize that he needed to defend himself instead of not protecting himself. So Douglass had solve his problems now. From now on Douglass still works and defend himself. He would start fights but he wouldn’t get hurt anymore. This wouldn’t change his life because he would still be a slave but it wouldn’t be that bad now that he knows how to defend himself from evil people who beat up slaves. From now on he lived with a calm life.