Why Did Douglass Escape

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Mr. Covey treated his slaves unbearably. Douglass would have to remove his clothing and get whipped until the blood ran down his back. One day Douglass decided to fight back against Covey's brutal beatings, and shocked Covey to the point that he never whipped Douglass ever again. Douglass had lost his longing to learn and escape, but after his fight with Covey, Douglass regained his spirit and determination to be free. After living through the torment with Covey, Douglass is sold to William Freeland, who was the kindest master compared to all the others. Douglass started to educate the other slaves and planned an escape, everything was going well until Douglass's plan to escape was discovered. He was put in jail and sent back to Baltimore
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