The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of fu ll-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green.
The children assembled first,of course. School was recently over for the summer,and the feeling of liberty sat uneasily on most of them.
Mr. Martin and his oldest son, Baxter held the black box securely on the stool until Mr.Summers had stirred the papers thoroughly with his hands
A sudden hush fell through the crowd as Mr.Summers cleared his throat and looked at the list.
"All ready? Now, i'll read the names-- heads of families first-- and the men come up and take a paper out of the box. Keep the paper folded in your hand without look at it until everyone has had a turn. Everyone clear."
Everyone had got a slip of paper out of the box.
Everyone had to open there slips of paper and everyones was blank except for a girl name Tessie. She had a black dot on her paper