The Giver transmit the memory of another ride on the sled he loses control and Jonas get hurt he broke his leg. Jonas ask for pain re-lifer but the giver refuses to give him some. And Jonas limps home.
Every time the memory is transmitted to Jonas. It makes the older man lighter. He dosent want to give Jonas a memory of pain but he gives him sunburn. The giver ask Jonas to remember the snow and sled and see red of the color of the sled. he says that Jonas remember now.
They return sledding, but the memory is different. Jonas is experiences being at the top of the hill with a sled, but this time there is less snow the surface on the hill is slick and icy.
The giver explains that someone had once suggested that they allow birthmothers to give birth to four children, rather than three, and allow some family unit to care for three children, rather than two.
At home jonas family is managing to care for three children. Gabriel seems to progress through his sleep he still sleep fretfully at night. Which keep jonas mother from sleeping.
Even now it is possible that Gabriel will be released from the commuity, and Jonas wonders what would happen. The cummunity is preparing to release another child.