A couple was getting a replacement child because they lost their son.
Their son was a Four, named Caleb and he died because he had wandered off into the forest and had fallen into the river. So at the ceremony, they performed the brief Murmur-of-Replacement Ceremony.
After Fiona was given her assignment, which was caretaker of the Old, Jonas was getting ready to stand up to get his assignment. But then the person after him got called, instead of him.
He started to panic, thinking that he had done something wrong. He kept asking himself: What had he done wrong?
After all the "normal" assignments were called, the Head Elder stated that she did not call Jonas on purpose. She then called him up now. She stated that he was not assigned anything, but rather selected.
She said that he would be the new Keeper of Memories, which is apparently the rarest job to obtain and that it is a great honor to obtain that job. The only thing that Jonas didn't like was that he would have to work alone.