Important Quotations Explained
1. Mr. Summers spoke frequently to the villagers about making a new box, but no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box.
2. 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.
3. Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones.