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Douglass escapes to the North in this chapter but is not forthcoming about how he managed this  feat. He explains that his method of escape is still used by other slaves and thus he doesn't want to  publicize it. Douglass adds that the underground railroad (an organized system of cooperation  among abolitionists helping fugitive slaves escape to the North or Canada) should be called the  "upperground railroad," and he honors "those good men and women for their noble daring, and  applauds them for willingly subjecting themselves to bloody persecution," but he states emphatically  that he is adamantly opposed to anyone revealing the means whereby slaves escape. Douglass says that he needed money to escape, so he proposed to Hugh Auld that he "hire his  time." In return for a set amount per week, Douglass gained the liberty of finding work; anything he  made over the amount he promised to Auld was his to keep. "Rain or shine, work or no work, at the 
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