Mr summers is letting tessie the slip of paper for the lottery. The paper repersents who will live or die. On line 281 page 32 is said "She hesitated for a minute looking around defiantly and snatched a paper from the box".
Everyone in the town is gathering for the lottery. They gather in the town square to hold the lottery an choose who will get the dot. On page 25 line 3 it said the people of the village began to gather in the square.
A man grabed a piece of paper and wonders if he has the dot. He than hurries back to the place he was in. On page 29 line 166 it said " He held it firmly by one corner as he hurried back to his place in the crowd."
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I feel that Tessie would be angry because the town could have got rid of her. The town probably planed to get rid of Tessie for a while. It was probably rigged to make Tessie get the dot on the paper.