making her a cruel person. Ms. Auld is hardened and obeys her husband’s request and no longer tutors Douglass. She watches heavily making sure he is nowhere near a newspaper. However by this time Douglass had already learned his alphabets and is determined to learn how to read. Douglass starts a new journey on learning how to read by his self. He discovers that he can make friends with the poor white children of Baltimore and feed them bread and in exchange they would give Douglass reading lessons. He completed his errands that Mr. and Mrs. Auld gave him as fast as he could to go meet up with his friends. The fact that Douglass was a slave moved the young boys. At the age of twelve Fredrick Douglass comes upon a book called The Columbian Orator. The book contains dialogue and the relationship between a slave and their master. In the dialogue, the master lays out his argument for slavery, the slave proves each point wrong, eventually convincing the master to release him. The book helps Douglass understand slavery but also makes him hate his master more. He began anxiously to listen to word that pertained to
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