After he escapes.
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Really Douglas was pretty scared and lonely. He was starving and homeless until he met Mr. Ruggles,
Thank Heaven, I remained but a short time in this distressed situation. I was relieved from it by the humane hand of Mr. DAVID RUGGLES, whose vigilance, kindness, and perseverance, I shall never forget. I am glad of an opportunity to express, as far as words can, the love and gratitude I bear him.