I swear, I will never act or think like a slave again."
"Enough!" I said, and the fight of a lifetime began. He called other slaves to help him but they did not, they just kept doing their work. We wrestled each other and tried to push the other to the ground.
I won the battle against Covey. I beamed with pride. He would never treat me like a slave again. However, in reality I was still a slave but in truth I was free from that cruel life. I was on top of the world.
After the fight I was a man and I had hope of freedom. I vowed to never think or act like a slave again. I also vowed to never let anyone whip me ever again. That event changed my life forever.