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Letter from Mrs Hutchinson to The Council of the VillageI am writing to you about the lottery which we hold every year In this lotterywhich a person is chosen at random and is stoned to death I understand that you believethat since it has been tradition for so long and therefore it is okay It has been going onfor as long as I can remember This method has been around since the time when Jesuswalked the earth We see it in all kinds of stories in the Bible We definitely have topick somebody in the village for the lottery We have to have s person that we know orthe crops might go bad The idea of a lottery makes it fair for all those who participate This way there is no one person that is singled out of the group It also brings a sense offamily values at least in my family With all everyone in my family being so busy it isvery rare that all the members of my family are together for any reason of the lottery Itis amazing the way that all the families come together in anticipation In this right italso gives our village a sense of community and brings us closer together Everybodyknows everybody and the lottery draws us yet closer together It is very rare to see awhole community come together and I am glad to be part of one that does Leadership isa quality the men in out village have The reason they have this quality is due to the mentaking charge and picking for their families in the lottery If the did not pick somethingcould go wrong with the crops Once the whole lottery is all over the crops will be betteroff according to the superstition This helps the village from running out of food and Ido not want to see my family starving to death Though it is a tradition that has been around for
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