As the children began to be let out of school for the summer they go outside to join some of the other kids like Bobby Martin to stuff stones in there pocket .
After the men come around to get the children the women joined . They all stood away from the piles of stones, it was tradition for the crops to do the lottery , whoever name from the family that was picked out the black box would be stoned.
Tessie Hutchinson showed up just in time , as the men from each family was about to began pulling the slips of paper out the box. She was a supporter of the lottery as her husband went to get his slip of paper and they waited.