18, thank you for your childhood, 20 you will have the assignment of ...
she skipped me !!!
"Twenty," he heard her voice say clearly. "Pierre." she skipped me, Jonas thought, stunned. Had he heard wrong? No. There was a sudden hush in the crowd, and he knew the entire community realized that the chief elder had moved from eighteen to twenty,leaving a gap. On his right, Pierre, with a startled look, rose from his seat and moved to the stage."
"The chief elder waited until the uneasy applause subsided. Then she spoke again. "I know," she said in her vibrant, gracious voice, "that you are all concerned. That you feel i have made a mistake." She smiled The community relieved from its discomfort slightly by her benign statement, seemed to breathe more easily. It was very silent. Jonas looked up."