This was the Giver before Jonas really came into his life. A quote in the book says “on days when he arrived to find The Giver hunched over, rocking his body slightly back and forth, his face pale, that he would be sent away.”
This is the middle when the Giver and Jonas started to ope up to each other. And transferring memories.
This is when Jonas and The Giver's relationship was really good. They were able to express each others feelings. Like the quote on page 202 which states “The Giver hugged him. “I love you, Jonas,”