In the beginning of the story everyone in the village gathers in the square between the post office and the bank on June 27th around 10 o'clock. The children get there first because school gets out for the summer. Some people have already stuffed there pockets with stones and rocks. There are about 300 people
It Wasnt Fair
When this tradition started they use to have a wood colored box. that faded over time without people fixing it or doing anything at all. so they got a black box that looked "shabbier" for each year to come. "Mr. Martin and his oldest son, Baxter, held the black box securely on the stool." they brought out the black box to draw names.
" Mr.Summers stirred the papers thoroughly with his hand. Because so much of the ritual had been forgotten or discarded." " Then Mr.Adams reached into the black and took out a folded paper." he pulled the name Tessie Hutchinson.
Mr summers pulled the name Tessie and she tried to have him pick another name. "You didn't give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. It wasn't fair" she was told to be a good sport and to shut up right before they stoned her to death.