Equiano finally saves enough money to get free. He manages to buy his freedom and continued to sail. Eventually he got recaptured and hung from a sail by his hands and legs. He begged for mercy and was saved.
Slaves were cramped into small spaces that reeked of poop and sickness. Equiano happened to survive by being allowed to go on deck temporarily. The slave trader's crew and captain desperately try to maintain the slave's health.
Equiano lived in a wealthy African home. He even enjoyed some slaves of his own(though they were treated well). Then some people came and kidnapped him and his sister. They got separated and never saw each other again.