What was unusual about Jonas and the newchild?

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Both Jonas and the new child Gabriel have light colored eyes. They majority of the community has dark colored eyes. It is considered rude by the community to draw attention to such differences.
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Both Jonas and the newchild had very pale eyes, when most of the community had dark eyes. This matters at first because they seem strange or even odd (a bit disturbing). Later, it seems that the pale eyes are associated with the special sort of vision that Jonas has that allows him his special calling.
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