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"The future emperor shall bear five black moles under each foot," the monk Atami read reverently from the sacred ancient scriptures. He would look up at the innocent boy that Luka still was and continue. "This rare emperor descends upon this holy land only once every five hundred years." "What does that mean?" Luka would ask. "It means that you are destined to be the next Holy Emperor and the living god of all the Chinese people. Even among all the emperors before or after, you will stand out like a giant and bring the greatest blessings to this Central Kingdom called China." There was more to that passage but Atami didn't mention it, at least not yet. Then the monk would always bow and pray and offer a short admonishment. "Don't ever let others know who you are." "Why?" Luka would ask. "Because the Mogoes are afraid of you." "Because I'm so big?" Luka stood up and pushed out his chest. "No." Atami smiled. "Because when you are enthroned, all the Chinese will rise up against the Mogo invaders, who have taken our land and slaughtered our people. These mountains, these rivers, our people, our cattle, our grain, those maddeningly beautiful flowers . . . all await your coming." Tears would roll down the monk's cheeks as Luka listened quietly. 2. How does the point of view affect the plot of the story? The reader knows only what Luka thinks and feels. The reader feels like he or she is part of the story. The reader knows only what the narrator sees and feels. The reader knows what every character thinks and sees.
"The reader knows what every character thinks and sees."