In this scene, this is the beginning of the story and it is the morning time. The way that imagery is being expressed in this scene by how the author describes that it is "clear and sunny" and "the flowers were blooming profusely and the grass was richly green." The author must have used imagery in the start to give the reader the setting and and idea for what is about to happen at in the scene and with the village. This can also give more detail and put the image in our heads that can help us be engaged in reading the story further on. Having good imagery helps you understand the story better.
This scene tells the history and the unknown knowledge about this black box which the original paraphernalia had been lost for it. Mr. summers mentioned to create a new box but no one wanted to mess with it's tradition. "There was a story that the present box had been made with some pieces of the box that had preceded it, the one that had been constructed when the first people settled down to make a village here." In this part we are introduced to the mystery and backstory of the black wooden box and not much is given away about the box because the author wants us to read on and learn more about it deeper in the story. "Mr. Summers began talking again about a new box, but every year the subject was allowed to fade off without anything's being done."
This scene involves the gathering of the people in the village. as the men told jokes to each other they just smiled instead of laughing. "their jokes were quiet and they smiled rather than laughed." this shows intensity because the reader could be wondering what is happening between the characters. The intensity also comes in when the parents had the call the children 4-5 times and they were nervous where the kids were at the moment. " the children came reluctantly, having to be called four or five times. Bobby Martin ducked under his mother's grasping hand and ran, laughing, back to the pile of stones. His father spoke up sharply, and Bobby came quickly and took his place between his father and his oldest brother."
This surprise is when the crowd gathered and threw stones at Tessie. " Tessie Hutchinson was in the center of a cleared space by now and she held her hands out desperately as the villagers moved in on her. "It isn't fair," she said. A stone hit her on the side of the head." ""It isn't fair, it isn't right," Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her." We never knew what the stones would be used for in the story which really surprised me but i knew that the stones were used to foreshadow this tragic end.