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by Scott White
The first thing I recall is running out the back door of Memorial Church to find two Stanford police officers standing about 40 yards in front of me with their backs turned. I didn't know if there was anyone behind me, but I had the untamable urge to keep running, so I ran directly in between the two men, who proceeded to chase after me. After about 100 meters of running, I saw one of my good friends coming out of the geology corner. I tried to get his attention so he could help me, but he just looked at me and joined the police in their chase. I oddly wasn't confused, and I just kept running. I reached a fence, hopped over it, and started sliding down a large hill of ivy leaves. At the bottom, there was a huge wall of bushes with one small opening. I ran through it, not looking back, trying desperately to get away from my pursuers. I found myself running extremely fast. I weaved in and out of this maze of bushes for a long time and emerged on the other side in the most beautiful farm-like pasture I've ever seen. It was also located next to the ocean. It was awesome. There were huge hay stacks a short distance, so i ran to them and jumped inside. That's the last thing I remember.
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