At a Glance

  • Mr. Summers, the official who conducts the lottery.
  • Mr. Graves, the postmaster, who brings the stool for the black box.
  • Bill Hutchison, who draws the first black dot.
  • Tessie Hutchison, who draws the second black dot and is stoned to death by her fellow villagers.
  • Clyde Dunbar, whose wife draws for him because he's at home with a broken leg.
  • Old Man Warner, the oldest man in the village and a defender of its traditions.
  • The Watson boy, who draws for his mother.


(Short Stories for Students)

Mr. Adams
Mr. Adams is one of the men of the village. While he seems to be one of the few who questions the lottery when he...

(The entire section is 806 words.)