"She skipped me, Jonas thought, stunned"(Lowry 57). The Chief elder had skipped Jonas at the ceremony of twelve and everyone was confused. Jonas was getting all prepared to walk up to the stage when she suddenly announced the next number.
"Jonas has not been assigned," she informed the crowd, and his heart sank. Then she went on. "Jonas has been selected"(Lowry 60). The Chief Elder explains that she had skipped Jonas on purpose. He was the chosen one.
The Chief Elder tells Jonas that he shall be the receiver of memory. He had all of the qualities of it and deserved to be it. The crowd was shocked and stunned as well as Jonas.
The Chief elder talks about what happened last time there was a receiver. She also talks about some of the qualities and traits to be a receiver.
Just about when Jonas was going to tell them he couldn't do it, something happens to the audience. It lasts one second and disappears. Jonas had seen something again.
Jonas is very happy although very confused. He still doesn't understand what it means to be a receiver. "His heart welled with gratitude and pride. But at the same time he was filled with fear. He did not know what his selection meant. He did not know what he was to become. Or what would become of him"(Lowry 64).