On June 27th, Bobby and Harry Jones and Dickie Delacroix and other children were made to collect stones and make a pile in one corner of the village square.
After the villagers gathered in the village square, Mr.Summers took attendance. Mrs.Hutchinson came in late because she had forgotten what day it was.She was very cheerful as she arrived. After The attendance was taken the drawings started. One by one, the head of each family went up to draw a piece of paper from the black lottery box.
Mr. Hutchinson is revealed to have drawn the paper with the black mark and everything goes down hill at this point.