People from the community gather in the plaza to carry outthe lottery. First came the men and then the women.
The children have just finishedschool. They were gathered together with their parents in the plaza. Thechildren were playing with stones; They were collecting stones forming apyramid.
Mr.Summers was in charge of the lottery, he arrived a little late but with him hecarried the black box which carried the ballots.
Onemember of each family represented the whole family by taking a piece of paperfrom the box. So Mr. Summers started calling the family representative.
The lottery ticket came to Mrs.Hutchinson. So they sent their entire family to the front, whoever touched therole with the brand that would be the chosen one. The paper with the marktouched Mrs. Hutchinson.
People began to pick up rocks andMrs. Hutchinson was lying on the ground. She started screaming that all thiswas unfair, until one of the stones hit her temple and she was lying on theground and the whole community went to her.