June 27 was the annual lottery for a small town of only 300 people in most towns the lottery took 2 or more days but in this small town it only took 2 hours. This town thought that if they eliminated 1 person out of the whole town every year, it would be a good rule-followed town.
Climax ( most suspenseful part)
The town started to worry as they started. Some people got scared when they saw the rocks that they were supposed to beat the person with. Everyone started to worry because the were scared for each other and worried one of their friends or loved ones would be chosen, but they knew it must go on.
With worried faces people were being called up to see if they were chosen. Once all the men picked their slip there was a moment of silence. Everyone was yelling "Who is it? "Who got chosen!?"It was Mr.Hutchinson!, It was Mr. Summers." People were getting angry saying "Shut up!" and " It wasn't fair!"
Theme ( what lesson is learned)
One by one each member of the Hutchinson family walked up to show their paper and everyone was scared to see their ticket. Everyone but Teessie (Mrs. Hutchinson) sbowed her paper and everyone knew who was final chosen. "It's Teesie" Mr. Summer said, and his voice was hushed "Show us the paper Bill".
Bill Hutchinson went to his wife and took the paper from her hand. The paper had the dark black dot Mr. Summers had made the night before. Mr. Summers said "Let's finish quickly". And everyone starts throwing rocks and stones at Tessie while she stands in the middle of the crowd. Tessie soon says "it's not fair" and gets hit in the head with a stone! Everyone still throwing stones.
Every town has their own rules to follow and traditional, annual things they do! In this town every year one person gets stoned to death. And that person is chosen from a lottery, the lottery is equally fair among others every single person gets their own ticket and one person gets chosen by chance.