The Red Death has long devastated the country.No Pestilence had ever been so fatal,or so hideous.The Scarlet stains upon he body and especially upon the face of the victim,were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow man
But the Prince Prospero was happy and dauntless and sagacious.When his dominion was half depopulated,he summoned to his presence a thousand hale and light-hearted friends from among the knight and dames of his court,and with them the prince retired to a secluded castle.
The castle has 7 apartments,the 7th apartment was closely shrouded in black velvet tapestries that hung all over the ceiling and down the walls,the panes here were scarlet--a deep blood color,and there was a grandfathers clock
Prince Prospero organized a masquerade party for all the people in the castle,all kinds of people attented the masquerade and it was fun
There were many individuals in the crowd who had found leisure to become aware of the presence of a masked figure which had arrested the attention of no single individual before.And the rumor of this new presence spread around like wildfire,there was confusion,surprise . . .