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  • Covey tried to corner Frederick Douglass in a barn one day to whip him. Douglass finally had enough, and he fought back. After Douglass got tackled, Douglass gathered up all of his courage and grabbed Covey by the neck and rose up. Covey was astonished and taken aback. Then a man named Hughes came to help Covey, but when he tried to help, Douglass greeted him with a hard kick in the ribs. Hughes instantly fell on the ground clutching his ribs. CRACK!! The ribs were broken. A man named Bill who was just walking by saw the fight. Bill hurried over and asked what he could do. Covey said, “Take hold of him, take hold of him!” Bill said, “My master hired me out to work, and not to help to whip someone.” After that Bill walked away. Then Covey finally gave up, feeling defeated and humiliated.
  • The end result was way better than expected, and even though the "magical" root didn’t work, at the end of the day Frederick gave hope to many other slaves, and earned a little more respect in the slave owners' eyes. From that day on, Frederick never got whipped again. Of course he got in fights with his slave owners, but they knew if Frederick got whipped there would be trouble. Douglass spread so much hope for slaves eventually being free, and everyone that believed slavery was terrible thought there would be a change. It gave so much hope to slaves, that slaves who had lost all of their hope of ever being free, got just a little bit of their spirit back. 
  • After the slaves and slave owners heard about this, every slave had hope even in the darkest situations. Douglass gave so much hope to everyone, and he was one of the biggest inspirations at that point. Frederick became a famous author and spoke out about his time as a slave. He spoke out for slaves, raised money to help the slaves, and he got people angry about how bad slaves were treated. He created a rally to help raise money for the slaves and teach people about the way they were treated. This shows that if you believe even in the darkest of times, you can get out of the situation you're in. Just be patient, and don’t lose hope. You might even get famous like Frederick Douglass. THE END!
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