The youngest Hutchinson child, Davy, is too young to understand the proceedings of the lottery. But his innocence is contaminated by the lottery as he is handed pebbles to throw at his mother at the end of the story. The villagers are sympathetic with his youth and breath a sigh of relief when his paper is revealed to be unmarked. That he is not exempt from the lottery proceedings further reveals the cruelty and pointlessness of the tradition.
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The children had stones already. And someone gave little Davy Hutchinson a few pebbles.
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