Everyone is getting prepared and waiting for things to start. They are just sitting around talking and communciting as they wait.
The conflict is that the father in this family pulled the black dot which means that one of the family members are about to die if they pull the black dotted paper out.
The rising action is that the Hutchinson family is called to the front to pull a slip of paper because Mr.Huchinson pulled the first black dot, and Tessie tries to deny the fact that he pulled that slip.
The climax is Tessie and her family all pulled from the box and everybody's paper was blank ,but hers.. She feels as if it isn't true.
Tessie begins to say things like it's not fair or they didn't get enough time as everyone begins to grab rocks they gathered earlier.
Before she knew it was rocks starting to hit her and she tried stopped them Old Man Warner urged everyone closer so they could get things done before dinner.