the cask of amontillado

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  • "I had borne as I best could; but when Fortunato  ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge" (372).
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  • Yes sure let's go but how far is it ??
  • I wine known as Amontillado which is great in taste you wanna have some
  • Okay!
  • Its beneath come with me I will take you
  • Thank you very much .
  • here it is enjoy your day .
  • NO!
  • Good-Bye Friend!
  • Revenge Successful !!
  • You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitively settled—but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved, precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish, but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong. a It must be understood, that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good-will. I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation. He had a weak point—this Fortunato—although in other regards he was a man to be respected and even feared. He prided himself on his connoisseurship1 in wine. Few Italians have the true virtuoso spirit. For the most part their enthusiasm is adopted to suit the time and opportunity—to practice imposture upon the British and Austrian millionaires. In painting and gemmary2 Fortunato, like his countrymen, was a quack—but in the matter of old wines he was sincere. In this respect I did not differ from him materially; I was skillful in the Italian vintages myself, and bought largely whenever I could. It was about dusk, one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival3 season, that I encountered my friend. He accosted me with excessive warmth, for he had been drinking much. The man wore motley.4 He had on a tight- fitting parti-striped dress, and his head was surmounted by the conical cap and bells. I was so pleased to see him, that I thought I should never have done wringing his hand. 10 20 1. connoisseurship (kJnQE-sûrPshGp): expertise or authority, especially in the fine arts or in matters of taste. 2. gemmary (jDmPE-rC): knowledge of precious gems. 3. carnival: a festival before the fasting period of Lent, characterized by fanciful costumes, masquerades, and feasts. 4. motley: the costume of a court jester. The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best coulhe ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will
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