Frederick's mother was sold when Frederick was only a baby, he was raised by an elderly woman who couldn't work in the field anymore. She was the same woman who raised all of the children.
Frederick ran to his master Mr. Auld, to ask for his help. But he was sent back to Covey's the next morning. When he returned, Covey ran out looking for him but then gave up the chase to find. Frederick met up with Sandy who gave him a ROOT that would protect him and that he would never be beaten again. When Douglass returned to Covey's, Covey ran out ton meet him, he was very kind to Douglass. That Sunday morning, Covey entered the farm with a rope and seized to tie Douglass's legs. Douglass fought back and held Covey. "I held him uneasy, causing the blood to run where I touched him with the ends of my fingers." (excerpt 4, p.11).
Frederick, John, and Henry made a plan to escape from slavery, the plan consisted of stealing one of Mr. Hamilton's boats and paddling upstream to Chesapeake Bay, then take off from there. But white men found out that Frederick and the others forged protections to show that they had "permission" to go there when they were really escaping. So, the men took them into custody and then put them in a stone prison where their owners would pick them up later.