"'that you are all concerned. That you feel I have made a mistake.'"
Jonas was confused why he wasn't chosen. He clapped either ways for his fellow classmates but with sadness.
On the first page of chapter 8 the audience were clapping as each students got an assigner . The chief apologized for miss understanding and explained why she skipped number 19.
(thinking) HUH!? wha- why did they look different again? *refering to the apple*
The chief happily gives Jonas his assignment as river of memory and explains his traits. Jonas is nervous but relived that he got such a rare assignment.
"'Jonas' it was a whisper at first... Then louder, faster.'"
He is told that the elders didn't know what assignment and told him that he had the traits of a receiver of memory. He wants to deny it but doesn't because he doesn't want to be kicked out and thinks they might be right.
Jonas sees something different in the people then it goes back to normal. He doesn't say anything however he thinks that its one of the traits that no one else knows.
People cheered and said Jonas's name proudly as he gets off stage. He's confused about how he was to be the next the reciever of memory and inside his head he disagrees with them.