It is lottery day in the village and everyone is gathered in the center of town. The boys our collecting rocks and putting them into a pile, while other boys try to steal them and the girls are chatting.
Mr.Summers arrived carrying the black wooden box that was used to draw papers from. The man that draws the paper with a black dot, has his family entered into the lottery. The family member that draws the black dot, wins the lottery and then gets the special prize.
As Mr.Summer stirred up the papers, suspense grew in the room between the families. Mr.Summers makes sure everyone is there and begins calling names.
After everyone has picked a paper, Mr.Summers tells all the men and Mrs.Dunbar to look down at there paper. Bill Hutchinson looks down at his paper to see the black dot.
Since Bill had the dot, his family is entered into the lottery. Mr. Summers puts in 5 pieces of paper for the five members of the Hutchinson family(Davy, Nancy, Tessie, Bill and Bill, Jr.). All of the members of the family get a paper and put it in there hands, then they all open the paper.
Tessie is the one with the dot on her paper. The dot means that she will get stoned. All the villagers gather around her and start throwing stones.