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The Lottery Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from The Lottery
  1. #1
    “The lottery was conducted – as were the square dances, the teen club, the Halloween program – by Mr. Summers, who had time and energy to devote to civic activities.”
  2. #2
    “Clean forgot what day it was,”
  3. #3
    “Guess we better get started, get this over with, so we can go back to work.”
  4. #4
    “All right, folks. Let’s finish quickly. ”
  5. #5
    ″ People ain’t the way they used to be. ”
  6. #6
    ″ So much of the ritual had been forgotten or discarded. ”
  1. #7
    “Someone gave little Davy Hutchinson a few pebbles.”
  2. #8
    ″‘There goes my old man.’ Mrs. Delacroix said. She held her breath while her husband went forward.”
  3. #9
    “Bill Hutchinson was standing quiet, staring down at the paper in his hand.‘”
  4. #10
    “Although Mr. Summers and everyone else in the village knew the answer perfectly well, it was the business of the official of the lottery to ask such questions formally.”
  5. #11
    “It isn’t fair, it isn’t right,”
  6. #12
    “No one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box. ”

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  1. #13
    “There’s always been a lottery. ”
  2. #14
    “Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon. ”
  3. #15
    “Daughters draw with their husbands’ families, Tessie,”
  4. #17
    “Mrs. Delacroix selected a stone so large she had to pick it up with both hands and turned to Mrs. Dunbar. ‘Come on,’ she said. ‘Hurry up.‘”
  5. #18
    “You didn’t give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. It wasn’t fair!”
  6. #19
    ″‘There’s Don and Eva,’ Mrs. Hutchinson yelled. ‘Make them take their chance!’
  7. #20
    “The people had done it so many times that they only half listened to the directions; most of them were quiet, wetting their lips, not looking around.”
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