A town with a population of 300 has an annual meeting that takes place each year. the town likes to keep its population low. each year they all gather in the town and Mr. Summers leads for the event. Everyone in the town must attend even little toddlers to old grandparents. The narrator states "The people of the village began to gather in the square, between the post office and the bank, around ten o'c1ock;
this isn't fair
Mr. Summers and his assistant has spent the night before preparing for the annual event that will occur the next day. they have a black old wooden box filled with papers. They fold all 300 up, but on one they scribble a black dot. The narrator also states "The night before the lottery, Mr. Summers and Mr. Graves made up the slips of paper and put them in the box'
The next day with the entire town here, they distribute each person a paper. One lady,Tessie gets a paper.. Tessie receives the paper with the black scribbled dot. Everyone acknowledges that tessie received the scribbled paper. the narrator comments that "... forced the slip of paper out of her hand. It had a black spot on it, the black spot Mr. Summers had made the night before with the heavy pencil"
Everyone knows what happens next, and they go to grab the pile of stones. Everyone has to participate in the stoning. Ms. D has no sympathy for Tessie, so she grabs the biggest stone she could find. Everyone gets their rocks and stones and pegs them at Tessie's head. now time to wait for the next annual meeting. "It isn't fair, it isn't right," Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her." Tessie Hutchinson stated.