Jonas had remembered how frightened he was when an unknown aircraft had flown over the community. It was against a rule for a plane to fly so close over the community. Therefore, it was announced that the pilot was released for their mistake.
During dinner, each family member would have to share their feelings that day. Jonas had felt apprehensive because of the Ceremony of Twelve. Thus, his parents had a private conversation with him.
Ceremony of Twelves
When the baby, Gabe was brought Lily had noticed his pale eyes. She told Jonas that they both have the pale eyes. it was rare to see people in the community with pale eyes. However, Jonas knew that Lily would learn soon that it was rude to point out something different about someone.
Jonas remembered when Asher and he were throwing an apple in the recreation area. As they were throwing it to each other Jonas noticed that the apple had changed in mid air. Then, e took it home to observe it, however, there was an announcement for Jonas to return the apple he got from the recreation area.
It was finally the Ceremony of Twelve, where the elevens turned twelve and were chosen an assignment. each had a number that thy were given in birth, and the Chief Eder would announced each person's assignment in order. Although, she skipped Jonas, however, at the end of the ceremony she announced Jonas' assignment, the Receiver of Memory. It was the most honored assignment in the community.
He was looking at hiss folder that he was given. It explained the rules of the receiver of memory. He was shocked and questioned the rules.