Jonas grinned as he remembered the morning that his friend, Asher, dashed into the classroom. He was late as usual.
Jonas' parents comforted him about his worries during routine sharing of feelings. Lilly comes in, wanting her comfort object, and her father gives in.
Gabriel is introduced to the family unit. They discover that he has light eyes just like Jonas.
Jonas has been selected
Jonas recalls a time when he and Asher were playing catch with an apple. They threw it in the air, and Jonas saw it change.
Jonas' mother tells Jonas that he shouldn't worry about the dream that he had of the tub, because it is just Stirrings and can be cured. She gives him a pill to take.
The Ceremony of Twelve finally arrives and everyone is filled with anticipation, especially Jonas. But confusion strikes when the Elder appoints Jonas with the position of Receiver of Memory. Easing Jonas' nerves after he thought he had been forgotten.