Douglass began to hate slaves for their “stupidity” because Douglass was unhappy knowing even more about his condition. On page 25 he begins to discover the importance of learning how to write. Copied the homework assignments of his master and learned to write that way along with tricking the other kids that he could write better than them and learned that way as well Chapter EightAfter his master died he had to be present for the division of estates. Page 28 talks about how slaves are lined up with the animals and the appraised (a horrifying experience)Grandmother was sent into the woods to die because she was too old to have kids and too old to do work around the estate. Douglass comments on how horrible that treatment is to the elderly “The hearth is desolate…” use of fiction to make use of the real fact and treatment of the slaves. Chapter NineReligion among the slave holders made them even more brutal, this is very controversialChapter TenMr. Covey is a slave-breaker, too poor to own his own slaves. So he would take others slaves and give them back much more docile slaves than they were before. Done through working slaves to death thus making slaves too tired to complain. Covey was not a lazy master, he was a very hard working man and knew what a say, 17 year old boy was capable of. “You might be being watched so just keep working, don’t stop for any reason” Covey often tried to sneak up on slaves and surprise them to work them harder. Covey and Douglass get into a fight, Douglass wins, Covey doesn’t call the police in an attempt to protect his reputation as a slave breaker.