"Jonas had not been assigned." " He's been selected."
What does that mean?
Jonas and other Twelves are being seated to begin the Ceremony of Twelve.
The Chief Elder begins calling numbers and skips Jonas; nineteen. There was a sudden hush in the crowd. There was no way the Chief Elder made a mistake.
But she had skipped him. "Jonas has not been assigned," she informed the crowd, and his heart sank. Then she went on. "Jonas has been selected." People in the crowd had a questioning stir and they too were puzzled as Jonas.