Douglass finally gets to his old master. But his old master takes Covey side, and thinks that he should get punished, and thank Covey for being a good slaveholder. Master Thomas lets Douglass stay the night. Douglass was exhuasted. He didn't want him walking the seven miles back. He waited till the morning for him to leave and go back to Covey.
When Douglass returned to to covey he rushed to him, and tried to beat him. But Douglass ran in the woods and went to go hide. While he was in the woods he met a girl name sandy, after talking to sandy, she gives him a special root, that will protect him if only he wears it on the right side. When Douglass gets back to the farm, he sees Covey, Covey greets him without saying anything from what happend from the day before. Douglass thinks the root is working for him.
Monday... While Douglass was in the barn saddling and getting the horses ready. Covey snuck up behind him and ties up his legs. Douglass was confused and didn't know what was going on. Douglass has had enough with covey. Covey thinks he won, but Douglass finds a way to fight back. Covey calls for help, but no one came, Covey was on his own. They end up fighting for 2 hours. Douglass says ''Its like being raised from the dead,he comes back to life just when he decides he would rather die than be a slave. Covey never messed with Douglass anymore.