June 27th clear, sunny a full-summer day, people began to gather at the square around 10 0'clock. Families arrived, and people gathered the lottery was 2 hr. Just short enough to be home for lunch.
Little boys find the smoothest and roundest stones in their pockets, and then put them in a pile to protect them from other children. Men gather, with women, they talk to each other being happy but not too happy. The women appear with dark clothes resembling a funeral.
People gathered, and the black box was made out of very old wood, and people come help set the box down. The box had been older than the oldest man in the village, the old man Warner. The tradition of the lottery goes back so far that no one knows it all, only bits and pieces of the old tradition.
Mr. Summers called each and every person up to draw a card. Everyone starts drawing lottery cards; opens them up, and the Hutchinson's get picked for the lottery. The family draws slips of paper, and Tessie Hutchinson got the marked paper.
Tessie moves to the center of the square and starts to say it isn't fair. Mr. Summers gave the last words "Let's finish quickly". People picked up stones off of the piles they had made and prepared to throw them.
She gets hit with a stone on the head. Than Tessie gets hit with a lot more stones and dies. People move on, and they are ok with the fact that she got stoned.