People in the village started to gather around the square.
Tessie was upset because her husband wasn't given enough time to choose.
The lottery was conducted.
This point in time Tess drew the black dot.
Tessie begins to scream that it's not fair. It's not right. The villagers begin to pick up the stones they'd gathered earlier and form a circle around Tessie. They want to get this over with before noon dinner.
She was stoned to death because of a useless barbaric tradition in her community