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             *       PERSONA 2: ETERNAL PUNISHMENT       *
             *      "100 STORIES" FAQ, VERSION 1.0       *
             *  WRITTEN AND COMPILED BY ARCHAEOPTERYX    *
             *          spotted_moray@yahoo.com          *
             *         LAST UPDATED: 01/09/2001          *
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****************************ABOUT THIS FAQ*****************************

I must say, the sheer amount of detail placed into Persona 2 simply
amazes me.  After finishing the game twice (and currently going at it a
third time), I'm still discovering new secrets!  Case in point, the
"100 stories" combo, which is quite possibly the most interesting demon
contact method in the entire game.  

Want to know what the "100 stories" contact combo is?  Or why I
bothered writing an FAQ on it?  Read on...

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Q. What is the 100 stories combo?  How do I get it?

A. The "100 stories" contact combo could only be obtained and used if 
   you're playing the game in Ellen's route.  In order to get this
   combo, make sure to talk to everyone in Trish's recovery fountain
   after clearing Sumaru TV.  After doing so, the relationship between
   Ellen, Ulala, and Katsuya, as well as the relationship between
   Ellen, Ulala, and Baofu will change to show "Three bonded by ghost
   stories."  As the name of the contact combo implies, the characters
   who take part in this contact will each tell a scary story to the
   demon!  

   There are two ways to initiate this combo:
   Ellen + Ulala + Katsuya, or Ellen + Ulala + Baofu

   Though both methods will initiate the "100 stories" contact combo,
   they differ in the characters who take part in the combo, and the
   stories that each character will tell.
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Q. So are there really 100 different stories?

A. Yes indeed, there ARE 100 different ghost stories.  Ellen and Ulala
   each have 34 different stories to tell (17 when contacting with
   Katsuya, and 17 when contacting with Baofu).  Katsuya and Baofu each
   have 16 different stories.  34 + 34 + 16 + 16 = 100!
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Q. What effects does this contact combo have on demons?

A. This contact combo generally scares 'cheerful' and 'foolish' demons.
   It angers 'temperamental' demons, and makes 'gloomy' and 'wise' 
   demons interested.  I don't recall this contact ever making a demon
   happy.
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Q. Does anything special happen after all 100 stories have been told?

A. Yes, something does occur.  But I'll let you figure out what happens
   yourself. =P  And NO, don't ever ask me what happens, because I
   won't tell you (it's really not that big of a deal anyway).
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Here's a list of all the stories the characters will tell (don't read if you don't want to be spoiled!!!!!!).  

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                           ULALA'S STORIES
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 *******************Ellen + Ulala + Katsuya Combo*********************

 1. When Sam went to visit his relatives, he woke up one night to a 
    voice beckoning him, "Come here...Come here..."  The bed that
    Sam was sleeping on began to move towards a religious statue!! 
    Thinking quickly, Sam frantically mumbled a prayer to the 
    statue... and the bed stopped moving...

 2. One night, a nurse saw a little boy patient in front of the
    night-duty room.  When she called to him, he just disappeared...
    The next morning, she was informed the little boy had passed
    away... and the time of death was EXACTLY when she saw him...

 3. Red water flows from the shower in Helen's bathroom.  There's
    a rumor that the previous owner slit her wrists... Only a rumor.

 4. Yesterday, I saw a man walking in the rain with an umbrella...
    He was talking as if there was a woman walking next to him.  At
    first, I just thought he was some kind of weirdo, until he said...
    "Here, take the umbrella, I'll see you."  Just then, the umbrella
    flew out of his hands and sailed through the air, all the way to 
    the train station!!

 5. A cleaning woman was tidying a messy room when... CLUNK... she
    bumped her head on something.  She looked up to see... A young
    woman hanging by her neck... GYAAAAAAAA!!

 6. At a summer camp, Johnny and his pals were testing their courage
    in an old temple.  Fireballs and headless women appeared there.
    Johnny went back to his friends and said "Fireballs and headless
    women are lame!"  The rest of the boys became stiff...  "I-It 
    wasn't us... It was already dark and scary enough, so we didn't
    dress up..."   ...That could only mean...!

 7. When this girl was using her cell phone, she got this weird message
    with a strange voice, "Behind you, watch out.  Be...hind... You..."
    The girl looked back, and there's this huge trailer truck screaming
    right at her!!  She escaped death by an inch...

 8. I heard from my friend that there was this new bar, so we stopped
    in after work.  The place had good cocktails...  But the club's
    owner was always talking to an empty seat.  I went back the next
    day, and there I saw... not the bar, but a graveyard...

 9. Even with its windows closed, you can sometimes feel a cool breeze 
    in this office.  ...Is the wind that strong?

10. When I was riding the bus last week, the driver stopped at a bus 
    stop, although no one was waiting.  The driver opened the door...
    And said, "Take your time.  It's okay, I'll wait for you..."  Then
    he continued driving.  ...Who DID the driver stop for...?

11. Mike met Frank at a coffee shop and hung out for awhile, but Scott
    didn't believe him.  Scott claimed he was playing games at the 
    arcade with Frank at that same time!  When he told this to Wendy...
    Wendy claimed she and Frank were alone together that same time,
    in Jamaica...

12. This one apartment doesn't have a basement.  Yet, after midnight,
    an extra button "B1" appears on the elevator... The apartment
    building was built over an old university hospital, where the
    basement was used as...A morgue!!

13. There was a guy who was into bizarre photos.  One day, he put 
    pictures of a drowned body in his bag and went to his friend's
    house... Then...SPLASH!!  He fell into a sewer.  His body was
    found the next day...

14. At Mr. J's place, you can hear loud pounding sounds coming from
    the walls at night... According to the landlord, there was a forced
    lovers' suicide... Could it be their death cry?  Heeheehee!

15. The other day, I saw a face of a person on the front windshield of 
    a train... I figured it was an accident victim.  Some of the other
    people on the train saw it too, but Ma-ya didn't!  She is so not
    in touch with her spiritual side...

16. A taxi driver was driving one night, and noticed a woman in a white
    dress dripping wet.  So, he pulled over to let her in.  When he 
    made it to her stop, he turned to her, but she had vanished.  
    However, a pool of water covered the seat...

17. At a certain game company's office, all printers suddenly start
    printing things in the middle of the night...

 ********************Ellen + Ulala + Baofu Combo**********************

18. Have you ever heard of the "bad luck cosmetics"?  They accelerate
    the aging process of the skin, and you eventually die early...
    We should choose our makeup carefully...

19. It is said the Print Club machine in the mall will take "haunted"
    photographs at a probability of 1 to 4,096!  A young girl will
    appear in the background of the photo... The funny thing is, it's
    the company who's spreading the rumor!

20. John found this knife and put it in his desk drawer.  I think 
    that's why every night a woman appears by his bed... See, that
    knife was used by a knife-slashing serial killer... Oh, that's
    gross!

21. When Ma-ya's room was suddenly clean, I was like, "Is it gonna
    hail today?"  But she claimed she didn't clean it.  A few days
    later, I stopped by the apartment, and then... Tiny little
    elves were cleaning up the room!!

22. This certain game company is supposedly recruiting "temporary"
    members for use as sacrificial offerings for exorcism...

23. Have you ever been inside a bomb shelter?  Once, a friend of mine
    went inside to see what it was like, but she didn't come out...
    She said she heard a voice of a girl... "It's dangerous... Don't...
    go..." And all of a sudden, she couldn't move!

24. Tina has had these strange premonitions in her dreams.  The other
    day, she dreamt that she received a letter from a stranger...  
    Two weeks later, she received a letter that was identical to the
    one she saw in her dream... Same name, address, etc.!!  After 
    trying to track down the name and address on the letter, she 
    learned that the sender's obituary appeared two weeks ago...

25. A friend told me about a football player who died during a game,
    but still cheers for his team up in the stands.  If you see a 
    ghost in the stands with big shoulder pads, that's probably him...

26. At the stroke of midnight, the swings at a local city park starts
    to swing without anyone using them... Kya---!!

27. Julia was eating lunch at a park bench when some black object fell
    to the ground from above... Startled, she looked up, but saw 
    nothing... She examined the object and noticed that it was black
    hair of a woman...  She found out the park bench was used by a 
    black-haired woman who hanged herself three years ago...

28. I was listening to music on the train the other day, when suddenly,
    the music stopped.  The CD had been paused...  So I resumed the 
    music, and again, the music suddenly paused.  I thought somebody
    was messing with my player, so I looked up...  There was an arm...
    floating in the air...that was holding my remote!

29. Leap Valley was known for its high suicide rate.  Why do so many
    people continue to take the plunge there?  It's because...  The
    first person who jumped continues to pull the feet of visitors
    from the pit of the valley!  HEEHEEHEE...

30. Ma-ya and I were walking downtown, and this building started 
    expanding to three times its normal size... It had to be some sort
    of huge monster or something that was hiding amongst the rest of
    the buildings.  Ma-ya says she missed it...

31. A popular rock group singer had just finished performing a huge,
    sold-out concert.  When the singer got home to his wife, she 
    started acting strange... "WAIT!  Don't come in here!  Stay
    right there!" she said.  See, the wife saw that a horde of spirits
    from the concert had followed him home...

32. A mall burned down in a fire 30 years ago.  A four-story office
    building replaced it, but there's something strange there...  
    Every night at midnight, a set of stairs going up to the 5th 
    floor appears, leading to "Women's Apparel."  Is that weird or
    what?

33. Audrey loves to tend to her plants.  She always gives them water
    before going to bed.  One night, she missed watering one...  She
    woke up that night with a writhing pain in her wrists.  The
    neglected plant wrapped itself around her wrists to suck her
    blood!

34. Yesterday, when I bought a soda at a vending machine, it made this
    unusual sound as the can dropped...  When I reached in to grab
    it, the can felt like it was covered in... hair...!  So, I left it
    there and ran like hell!!

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                          KATSUYA'S STORIES
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 1. A while back, I stopped a speeding car..........................
    ...but no one was in it.

 2. One morning, I defrosted a chicken for dinner.  Then, as I began to
    make some eggs, I heard a voice say, "Please save my baby..."  It
    seems that the chicken and the eggs were really "mother and 
    daughter"...

 3. Eric got a call from his uncle on Halloween.  He talked for a
    while, then the phone disconnected as his mother walked in.  When
    Eric told her about the call from the uncle, his mother looked with
    suspicion, and said... "Your uncle died last year..."

 4. Mr. N invited over his girlfriend.  While they were talking, she 
    suddenly looked at the window and let out a blood-curdling scream!
    It seems there was another Mr. N standing outside the window...

 5. This gentleman who lived along a busy highway noticed a light 
    shining outside.  It was the face of a boy 30 feet long!!  The 
    face image grew larger and brighter until it finally faded 
    into the night sky.  That highway had many fatal car accidents...

 6. A woman was awakened by the sounds of running water from her 
    bathroom.  But, when she got up to check, the water had stopped...
    ...And black footprints of ash remained...  This apartment 
    building once had a huge fire, where a kid was trapped by the
    flames and died...

 7. Remember that bad accident in the tunnel a few years ago?  It
    usually takes two minutes to pass through that tunnel.  But,
    when you enter right when that accident took place, it takes 
    more than 30 minutes to pass through the tunnel...

 8. As I watched TV the other day, the picture changed from color
    to black and white.  This was the case on every channel...
    When I turned off the set, I recognized the presence of my
    grandmother behind me.  Trouble is, she died last year...

 9. Occasionally, a deceased victim is seen in the crowd at the
    scene of his own accident.  Is it his doppelganger, or his
    ghost...!?

10. Sometimes I see weird things when I wear these sunglasses...
    Things like famous dead people and mirages... Time for a new
    pair.

11. Whenever I see an autopsy of a murder, I have strange dreams.
    The victim appears and says, "You came too late."  I feel he 
    does have a point, but at the same time I feel there's nothing
    I can do.  It's a mixed feeling...

12. As always, Suzy was walking home from her elementary school
    past the market.  Just as she got there, everything went pitch
    dark... When she looked up, a giant man with red, flashing eyes
    swung his gigantic sickle at her with rage!!  "HEY! What are you
    doing there!?"  She then realized that she was on the railroad,
    with the lights flashing red...

13. Lately, Jane's child has been acting strange.  He insists that
    there is somebody else in the back room...  Jane believes it
    has something to do with the fact that his grandfather died 
    there...  But nobody really knows for sure...

14. This speed maniac was doing 100 MPH, and out of nowhere, this old
    lady in a white dress caught up to him... In her wheelchair!!

15. Returning home after a year, this guy went to sleep in his old bed.
    The cat he grew up with crawled in under his blankets... He woke
    up in the morning, and the cat was gone.  His mother then said, 
    "That cat died 3 days ago.  I meant to tell you last night..."

16. When Tim returned home to his house, he sensed somebody there.  He
    thought it may be a burglar, so he checked every room...  Then,
    BAM!  Someone slammed him to the floor and ran into the next room.
    Tim gave chase after the intruder and opened the door... Only a 
    piece of wood was in the room.  It was his father's grave marker...

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                           BAOFU'S STORIES
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 1. One time, I wasn't in the mirror.  I went back to my room, and I 
    was sleeping.  Must have been an out-of-body experience...

 2. One evening, Andy was working late and saw someone walking around
    outside the window.  "Oh well, it's just a New Year's Eve party,"
    he thought to himself.  Then, he quickly shuddered with fright...!!
    Yes, that's right, Andy's office window overlooks the city from
    27 stories up...!

 3. There are these small caves scattered along the Sea of Japan that 
    show up only on low tide.  These areas tend to wash up a lot of
    various ocean debris, including trash, fishing gear, ship 
    wreckage...as well as wrinkled, drowned bodies...

 4. During some murder trials, sometimes you can see the ghost of the
    victim appear over the juror's box...

 5. Dan likes to go fishing.  Last month, he dragged his friends out
    to go fish with him.  Finally, they all made it to the docks...
    ...Then, they saw it there...  ...A haunted ship... And towards
    the ship's bow... There was a young couple, with the guy holding
    the girl by the waist, and the girl raising her arms, as if she
    was flying...

 6. Many Japanese puppet dolls are very old.  Some dolls have existed
    for hundreds of years... After surviving for so long, dolls develop
    souls... They walk and drink on their own.  That's why they seem 
    so real in plays.

 7. When Don got to the station, the last express train had left the
    station.  As he turned to leave, a black train arrived.  The train
    was a steam engine!  In a subway!  When he told his friend about 
    it, he said, "Sometimes it appears, that ghost train..."

 8. This marathon runner set the world record last week.  But, there's
    this inside story... He was race leader from the start, yet he 
    claims he always saw someone in front of him.  He followed that
    guy to the goal...And it just disappeared.  He said that it looked
    just like his father that died a month before...

 9. Strange noises were constantly heard inside J.P.'s room... Well,
    some idiot decided to record the noises onto a tape.  When the 
    guy pressed the Record button... BOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!  The tape
    recorder exploded.  Since then, no noises were heard in J.P.'s
    room.  But then again, everyone had their eardrums busted...

10. Most places like to avoid the number 13 because it's believed to
    bring bad luck and all...  But, at this hospital, a "Room 13"
    appears every night around midnight.  The night shift nurses
    always see the room...  But no one ever goes near the room, for
    fear of what may be inside...

11. Several days ago... 911 received a call from a frantic woman.  All
    she said was, "H...Hurry...y!" ...CLICK!  When the police arrived,
    the woman was already dead.  Every officer thought she had been 
    dead only a few minutes...  However, an autopsy confirmed that the
    woman had been dead for 3 days.  Could the corpse have made the 
    call?

12. Where do you think cars which have been trashed in auto accidents
    go?  There's actually a cemetary for cars... And every night there,
    you can hear the screaming voices of their passengers...

13. If I'm taping messages near water, I get strange signals like 
    S.O.S. distress calls from an old ship sunken years ago...

14. When I tap phones near the ocean, I can hear the cry of the 
    murdered victims who have been dumped in the water...  It's
    not an "uplifting" story, huh...

15. Matt missed the bus, so he flagged a cab.  Then a girl dressed
    in all white asked to ride too, since they were going the same 
    way.  The girl got off at a funeral home that was about to have
    a funeral.  When Matt told his family, they said, "WHITE to a 
    funeral...?"  There is only one person who comes dressed all
    in white to a funeral... You got it... The dead person.

16. The last apartment I rented was a trip... The stove would turn 
    itself on, the dishes would fly out of the cupboards... The
    exorcist I hired told me to take photos of the place.  He said
    they would reveal interesting things...like bloodstains.

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                           ELLEN'S STORIES
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 *******************Ellen + Ulala + Katsuya Combo*********************

 1. At an elementary school, there's an unused incinerator.  Long ago,
    a boy playing hide-and-seek hid inside it when it was off...
    Even now, the boy's voice can be heard at night, "I'm over here...
    It's hot... Help...

 2. This occurred at a residence in England, involving a mother and 
    daughter.  The girl came in her mother's bedroom with a knife!
    In a deep, sinister voice, the daughter said, "Leave this mansion
    now, or I will kill this girl!!"  The next day, the mother had a 
    priest perform an exorcism, but the daughter was possessed until
    they left the house...

 3. When you record a song at this L.A. studio, you can hear the
    singing of young artists who have died tragically...  If I die
    young... I will go to every fashion show in the world as a ghost
    and walk down the catwalk.

 4. When you ride this certain subway alone and look at the window, the 
    reflection shows the train is filled with people...  This happens
    a lot.  Do you think they're the living spirits of all those who
    ride the train...?

 5. One strong windy day, Mrs. Adams suddenly felt someone's hand push
    her from behind.  She fell forward, and then...!!  A piece of a
    roof whizzed-by over her... She looked to see who had saved her,
    but no one was there... Perhaps her Guardian Angel...

 6. Jim ran into a strange sight on the way back from work.  There
    were... 100 identical bicycles lined up in a row, each with a 
    large number painted on it.  And then...they all started to 
    move!  The 100 rider-less bicycles just ran off in a northern
    direction...while chiming the bells...

 7. Mrs. Jones' house has a large apple tree, and it bears many apples
    every year.  But this year someone hanged himself from it...

 8. Kate accidentally left her cat outside one bitterly cold night, and
    it froze to death.  Now, she suffers from severe chills...

 9. Did you know about the "Cursed Shoes"?  If you try walking in them,
    you will always fall over... It's a famous story in Japan, right?

10. A beautician was about to close his salon when a customer walked 
    in.  Since she was one of the regulars, he obliged.  He gladly
    had her sit down in the chair, but he couldn't see her reflection
    in the mirror!  He continued on as if nothing was wrong.  In the
    next morning's paper, he found out about her death...

11. If you listen to music at midnight with your headphones on the
    wrong way, you will hear the chants of a religious cult...

12. There's a theory that the reason we are visited by UFOs so
    frequently is because they're flown by the souls of the dead.

13. One night, as a medical student turned off the lights to go to
    bed, he started to hear a moan, "It hurts, it hurts..."  It
    appeared that the voice was coming from the lab, where he had
    dissected the body of a dead man earlier that day...

14. One night, Karen woke up feeling something moving on top of her
    stomach.  When she felt it, it felt like a baby.  The feeling
    continued for several days, so Karen asked her mom, and her mom
    said, "It was supposed to be your little sister..."

15. When you watch TV, if you keep watching the channel after your
    program is over... You will start to see a woman's face...
    That woman's face...looks exactly like that famous actress that
    died last year...

16. Driving through a residential neighborhood, Mr. Moore ran something
    over.  He stopped to see what he had run over... a cat.  "Oh, it's
    just a stupid cat," he thought.  Mr. Moore just left the road-
    killed cat, and drove off...  Ever since that day, he has been 
    receiving phone calls from a caller who meows and purrs...

17. Every fall, there is a "Funeral Procession" where strange people
    dressed in black march around the neighborhood... The locals
    say that if you look into the eyes of the people in the procession,
    you will be taken to the "next world"...  Isn't that a fascinating
    tale?  ...I plan on going there next fall to look those black-
    dressed people right in the eye!

 ********************Ellen + Ulala + Baofu Combo**********************

18. A stewardess was tending to passengers on an international flight.
    Just as the plane was flying over Hong Kong... The passengers 
    began screaming and pointing out the window.  So when the
    stewardess took a look...an old man was sitting on the wing!

19. This outdoor sportsman stuffed and mounted his deer head trophy
    over his fireplace... Since that day, he has been hearing strange
    noises of an animal grazing in his living room!

20. One night, Mr. Woo was in bed.  He felt petrified.  He thought, 
    "Times like these, I should stare at the ceiling... What the!?"
    He was supposedly facing up, but in his eyes was not the 
    ceiling... But, in fact, his very self sleeping!

21. Do you know the "Teddy Bear of Revenge"?  After looting this
    mansion, a burglar set it on fire.  Inside was a little girl...
    who died in the fire, trying to protect her stuffed Teddy Bear.
    Now, every night, the Teddy Bear wanders the city...

22. I saw a strange motorcycle rider on the freeway the other day...
    The rider...had no head...

23. Do you know about the so-called "cursed wallet"?  It is said that
    when you put money in it, it increases.  But, as a result...Your
    life span decreases!  Ironically, people who use the wallet don't
    realize that they are shortening their lives by doing so.

24. On a bike ride through a small farm town, Mr. Edwards spotted a 
    child running through a field.  No... The child wasn't "running"
    through the field, he was flying OVER the field... Mr. Edwards
    was paralyzed with fear...

25. A 5 year old boy, who loved playing hide-and-seek, hid in this
    closet that he was told never to open...As soon as he closed
    the door, someone grabbed his arm!  He got scared and tried to
    get out, but the thing won't let go...  The boy passed out from
    fear inside the closet.  After 10 years, he still has a red 
    handprint on his arm...

26. An owner of an old book store was pleased to get many valuable 
    books for a low price.  But the next day, the store burned 
    down... The books came from a scholar who had just died.  It
    seems the family sold the books, despite the scholar's dying
    wishes...

27. Mrs. Connor was puzzled by the fact that the train had arrived
    early.  Nevertheless, she boarded and sat down.  Then the man
    in front of her suddenly screamed at her... "What are you doing
    there!?" At that moment, it dawned on her that she wasn't in
    the train, but sitting on a railroad track instead...

28. At this law school I know, there is this restroom with a black
    wall in it.  Ten years ago, a student, who was having difficulties
    in dealing with the pressure of exams, hung himself there...
    Ever since, red letters appear on the black wall every night...
    His suicide note... His curse...

29. The floors at Mrs. Russell's house are covered with these amazingly
    long hairs.  The shortest one measures 15 feet...!

30. When Mrs. Hayes got home, a boy was waiting there.  She asked him
    where he came from.  He pointed to her stomach and disappeared.
    Mrs. Hayes had a miscarriage 5 years earlier, but she never
    acknowledged the child actually existed...

31. Have you ever seen a UFO?  The UFOs I've seen were pyramid-shaped
    and "key-hole" tumulus shaped... I just get this feeling that UFOs
    were something closer to us in the past...

32. When you tune your radio to 66.6 FM at midnight, you can hear from
    the world below... Try it out sometime!! 

33. Mr. Kono lives in an expensive condo highrise.  His upstairs 
    neighbors were loud, so he went to complain.  But, when he
    opened the door, he suddenly realized that... he lived at the
    top floor...

34. Forgotten Ridge has long been considered to be "haunted".  An
    investigative TV show came to do a show there, but when they
    arrived... Out of a clear sky, a bolt of lightning hit and
    burned their equipment van!  After the staff saw that, they
    ran for their lives.

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