A slave who works with Douglass. He briefly takes Douglass in after Douglass flees Covey’s farm. Sandy also gives Douglass a special root, which he superstitiously believes will protect Douglass from being harmed by his master. Initially, Sandy also plans to escape William Freeland’s farm with Douglass and several other slaves, but he backs out of the plan, which suggests that he may have been the one who betrayed Douglass to his master.
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...owns only two slaves, Henry and John Harris. Douglass is a hired hand, along with Sandy Jenkins and Handy Caldwell. Douglass instills in his fellow slaves the desire to learn to read,... (full context)
...The group of escapees consists of Henry Harris, John Harris, Henry Bailey, and Charles Roberts. Sandy Jenkins was initially going to come, but backed out. To give their escape some plausibility, Douglass... (full context)