The town was all going along like any other day and the kids were out gathering rocks. They were making a pile of rocks that they found around the town.
Mr. Summers comes walking out of a bundling with a box and everyone starts to gather around and form a circle. Everyone's whispering and Mr.summers starts calling out to see whos missing and Tessie comes running up to the group and goes to find her family.
Mr. Summer starts going over the instructinse and then he starts calling off family names and the men of the family go up and draw a paper. Mr. Hutchinson goes up and draws a paper, then they wait patiently for everyone to get a piece of paper. Then everyone opens it and the Hutchinson families paper has a big black dot in the middle.
Each member of the Hutchinson family had to individually draw a paper from the box. Each of the family members opened their papers, and they were blank. However, when Tessie opened hers, it was discovered that she had drawn the black dot.
Tessie freaks out and goes around screaming that she didn't give her husband enough time to draw. Everyones getting a rock and circling around her. They all get around her so she can't go anywhere or get away.
They all finish throwing rocks and they get up and walk away talking. They all act like they didn't just kill a girl that lived with them for a while and was part of the community. They all went back to work or their houses and their families were at.