Frederick douglass has been a slave all his life. Born in the 1800s he bounced from master to master throughout his youth. Some masters he encountered were nice, and others were not. One in particular, Mr. Covey, was as nasty as it gets! Covey was a heartless and cruel man.Covey beat him almost every day every week, Frederick douglass could not take anymore of this horrible condition under Coveys rule and retreated to the woods for the night. Obliged he returned back but scared of what to come of his arrival.
As Frederick Douglass returned he was scared to find out how painful his punishment was going to be.Greeted at the front gate by Covey who was doing something unusual, smiling. Covey said “Welcome back Fredrick, If it isn’t to much trouble do you think you can quickly clean out that shed over there?” pointing in the direction of a run down shed. Frederick followed his order but as he was walking over to the shed he was suspicious of this new polite behavior and the fact that he ignored the way he ran away without his permission. This reaction sparked fear in Douglass, thinking about what his cunning owner might be planning.
Frederick entered a rundown shed not surprised to find it smelly and filthy from the old animals that lived in it. Jumping right into work Fredrick started cleaning the loft with my legs hanging off, it was packed full of tools used to farm with. Without Frederick even noticing Covey entered the shed holding a rope having a mischievous look on his face, he immediately pounced on douglass like a cougar wrapping the rope around his legs Frederick screamed “ahhh" what are you doing” Covey replied in a harsh tone saying “this is what you get for slacking and running away” Fredrick was pulled to the ground getting the air knocked out of him. Covey looking happy with what he accomplished didn’t notice Frederick leaping from the ground looking for revenge.