the lottery

the lottery

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  • The villagers gather in the town square, kids are gathering stones, fathers are talking and mothers are gossipping waiting for the lottery to begin.
  • Mr. Summers enters the square holding the black box. Everyone drops silent and watches as he makes his way to the center to explain the rules of the lottery.
  • After the rules are read by Mr. Summers, he pulls out a list with every last name and calls them up to draw their paper...
  • As everyone receives a paper from the box, the unfold them to see what's inside. The person who finds a black dot on their folded paper is the unlucky winner of the lottery. This year was Bill Hutchinson.
  • Bill's wife, Tessie, screams at Mr. Summer saying how the drawing was unfair and how he didn't give bill enough time to pick the paper he wanted. Bill tells Tessie to shut up. 
  • After Bill is picked, the whole Hutchinson family must draw from the black box again. Tessie ends up drawing the paper with the black dot, and winning the lottery means she will be sacrificed by the other villagers so they have a good harvest.
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