Everybody is wondering why Jonas was skipped, including himself. He felt humiliated and scared of what is to happen to him since he was skipped. They all have many questions for the Chief Elder. (Page 56).
The Chief Elder reveals that Jonas has been chosen to start training to become the new Receiver of Memory. She explains how it was an important decision to make and this is a rare occurrence. The current receiver watches him. (Page 57).
The Chief Elder explains how Jonas has to be alone from the community and has to keep everything to himself. She also explains how the last selection of the Receiver of Memory failed. (Page 58).
"'JONAS. JONAS. JONAS.'"
The Chief Elder explains how Jonas has the special skills to become the next Receiver such as "intelligence" and "integrity". She then describes the terrible pain that Jonas will have to go through during his training. (Page 59).
Jonas looks at the audience and they "change" just like the apple did while he was playing catch with it. The Chief Elder then says how he is able to see beyond which Jonas confirms during the ceremony. (Page 60).
The audience cheers Jonas's name after the ceremony is concluded. They are excited and surprised that he became the new Receiver of Memory. Jonas is still confused about what will happen to him. (Page 61).