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a notable quote in this story.what is said that is could be a famous quote.

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donquan | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 5, 2007 at 5:31 AM via web

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a notable quote in this story.

what is said that is could be a famous quote.

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teacherscribe | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted November 5, 2007 at 5:43 AM (Answer #1)

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The one that comes to mind immediately is "'Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon'" by Old Man Warner. This is really all the explanation we get as to why they conduct the lottery. It seems to be a link to fertility ritual for the crops.

Another chilling quote is "Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones"

Then there is always the final six words of the story that hit like a bomb ". . . and then they were upon her."

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