This story shows a community of seemingly average, peaceful citizens who participate in a horrific ritual of violence and death voluntarily. The village is shown to be a collection of nice, hardworking people who are appear to be like many typical communities, yet they have a tradition that singles out an individual to be brutalized and killed. These people spend much of their time as neighbors and friends, yet their ritual requires/allows them to randomly choose a person as the  target for their cruelty, and it is carried out without conscience or grief.
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