I sincerely apologize for causing you all such anxiety.
Huh? What does that mean?
Jonas has been selected!
Oh my gosh!
Who's that old pale-eyed man? Why is he looking at me like that?
The Chief Elder apologized to the audience and to Jonas personally for causing them a lot of anxiety because during the Ceremony of 12, she skipped 19, Jonas' number.
Oh my gosh! They changed, just like the apple!
The Chief Elder tells everyone that the reason why she skipped him earlier was because Jonas had been selected, rather than assigned a job like all of the other new Twelves.
Jonas, thank you for your childhood.
Jonas see's the pale-eyed older man, The Giver, for the first time in the audience with the rest of the Committee of the Old. He was in the midst of the group, but somehow still separated from the rest. He watched Jonas intensely.
Jonas saw the audience change in the same way that he once saw an apple change, but it only lasted for a second. "But when he looked out across the crowd, the sea of faces, the thing happened. The thing that had happened with the apple. They changed. He blinked, and it was gone" (Lowry 80).
The Chief Elder thanking Jonas by saying, "Thank you for your childhood" like she did for the rest of the new Twelves. It was different and special in it's own way, as it was for every other upcoming Twelve.
The crowd now chants Jonas' name continuously to honor his new roll in the community, the Receiver. ""Jonas" It was barely a whisper at first; hushed, barely audible. "Jonas, Jonas." Then louder, faster. "JONAS. JONAS. JONAS" (Lowry 81).