The mother has just picked the card with the dot, therefore she will be the one to get stoned to death by the entire town. That is the reasoning behind why she wanted her son to take a card so she would have less of a chance to get the dotted card. ""It's Tessie," Mr. Summers said, and his voice was hushed. "Show us her paper. Bill ( Jackson, pg 7)."
All the children in the town square are putting rocks in there pants and making piles for the stoning after the lottery. " They stood together, away from the pile of stones in the corner, and their jokes were quiet and they smiled rather than laughed (Jackson, Pg 1)."
This is scene is all of the town folk gathering in the middle of the town to watch or unfortunately participate in the lottery. " The people of the village began to gather in the square, between the post office and the bank, around ten o'clock; in some towns there were so many people that the lottery took two days and had to be started on June 2nd (Jackson, Pg. 1)."