Reader refers to the hypothetical, or perhaps presumed, reader of the Never-ending Story. It generally directly refers to readers at large but it can also be directly refers to a specific reader of a post by directing their focus through narrative direction, such as 'the reader sees an arena'. Readers are often referred to by the Narrator but also by Characters, showing that Characters are often aware that they are Characters of a Story and are putting on a performance for these supposed Readers.

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