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Answers For Person ID: harris_youth_2011:12972

The gender of the participant, Male or Female Female
The age of the participant, in years. 11
Current grade in school, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011. sixth grade
School location, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011. Suburban area next to a city
School type, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011. Public school
Race/ethnicity question asked of participants in Children's Dreams Survey 2011. White
Text of most memorable dream reports from participants in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011 and other sources. Exact question used in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011: We are interested in hearing the story of an especially memorable dream you had, from any time in your life. Please try to recall as many details as possible, including the setting, characters, colors, actions, and any feelings or thoughts you had in the dream. I was in fifth grade when I had this dream. In the dream I was a sixth grader. I was walking home from a brick middle school with my best friend Cori. Suddenly we started walking through a huge neighborhood of sinister-looking people. I told Cori to stay on the side of the road and not make eye contact because the people didn't look safe. Two men walked up to us one about twenty-five perhaps and the other around thirty. They looked to be the most frightening of all so Cori and I started racing away. The men began to follow us. The majority of the dream was running through our neighborhood turning corners and having the men almost catch us and try to kidnap us but shaking them off. Finally we girls had the sense to board a nearby school bus so we could safely get back to our school and alert the authorities about these men. When we got off the bus to the school the men were somehow still pursuing us and we could see that they were about a quarter of a mile away. We rushed into the school and told our female principal about the men chasing Cori and I. The principal Mrs. Carpenter told us to hide behind her desk. As the two men hustled into the school office they saw Cori and I behind the desk. As they were walking towards us Mrs. Carpenter picked up a gun and was about to fire it at the men when I awoke.