One day Covey told Frederick to go to the woods and bring back wood. But something went wrong , for some reason Frederick was confused he did not know how to do anything. He never been in charge to take care of an Ox. The Ox went crazy and Frederick couldn't control it. After a while , and he told Covey what happen. Covey told Frederick to go back to the woods immediately.
Once Covey and Frederick got to the woods, Covey told Frederick to take off his clothes and Frederick nor , Covey rushed to him and striped his clothes off. Covey took his knife and cut off 3 branches from the tree, to use as switches. He lashed him very badly.
After 6 months later, Covey would whip and beat Douglass every week just because he looked awkward to him. And has if Covey wants Douglass to screw up on something. Covey hurted Douglass so bad that Douglass never got a time to heal himself. Douglass's life has always have been tuff for him, he can hardly work in he fields, he has to heal his injuries while working on the field, Douglass even thinks about other slaves.