It was June 27 and it was the day of the lottery. It was warm and sunny. It was a nice day. The school was over first the children and it sat uneasily on most of them. They start at 10 in the morning so they can make it home for noon dinner.
Boys were getting ready for the lottery by getting a lot of stones and making a big pile. The little girls stood aside talking among themselves, looking over their shoulders at the dust and dirt flying in the air.
When everyone picked the first time, they couldn't look until everyone had a paper. Everyone opened the papers Bill Hutchinson was still staring down at the black dot. His family were complaining that Bill didn't have enough time to pick his paper
Another round of the lottery. The person that has the black dot is going to be hurt.When they were all done they all opened the papers. When everyone was done Bill Hutchinson was mad the person with the black dot on the paper was Tessie.
They took Tessie and she had to choose a rock. She chose a rock to pick up with both her hands. Mr. Dunbar and others had stones in both their hands Someone yelled it wasn't fair because a stone his her in the side of her face/head.