The Lottery and Other Stories

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Lines 219–225: Which words or phrases change the story’s pacing?

"knocked the box over as he got a paper out. "Tessie," Mr. Summers said. She hesitated for a minute, looking around defiantly and then set her lips and went up to the box. She snatched a paper out and held it behind her. "Bill," Mr. Summers said, and Bill Hutchinson reached into the box and felt around, bringing his hand out at last with the slip of paper in it. The crowd was quiet. A girl whispered, "I hope it's not Nancy," and the sound of the whisper reached the edges of the crowd."

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This shows a sense of desperation and change in tone for both Tessie and the rising action of the story,

She hesitated for a minute, looking around defiantly and then set her lips and went up to the box. She snatched a paper out...