His master comes and beats him because he can't get up
"He that knoweth his masters will, and doeth not, will be punished"
Im sorry I have no energy left to work
He decided to seek protection
Maybe he can help me despite looking like i came out of a den of wild beasts
Douglass lost the energy after the long term abuse under the hand of Mr. Covey
Upon finding him Mr. Covey could care less if he was sick or not, he continuously told him to get up and resume working despite his condition. This bringing an end to one of Douglass's earlier thoughts that Covey would get better after his beginning of Christianity,but only got worse.
Having a way to escape on his own will Douglass went over on a trail despite being caught to someone in higher power to deal with his situation