Your cough seems really bad, maybe we should turn back. There is no point to hurt yourself just for my Amontillado.
Rising Action #2
Yes I am, look I have a trowel, it is a sign I am a Mason.
You are a Mason?! No way!
I can't believe it! You jest! Anyways, let us proceed to the Amontillado.
Previously, Fortunato had insulted Montresor. Montresor asked Fortunato to come to his palace to taste the Amontillado as an excuse to lure him into a trap with the goal of getting revenge for the insults.
Hahahaha!! That's what you get for insulting me!
When they get to the palace, Montresor and Fortunato heads down to the catacombs where the Amontillado is held. As they descend the steps, Fortunato starts violently coughing. Montresor asks him if they should go back so Fortunato does not become suspicious of what is going to happen and so he is assured that Montresor is on his side. But really he is not.
For the love of God, Montresor! . . .
Fortunato! . . . Fotunato!
When they finally reach the catacombs and taste wine. Fortunato made a grotesque gesticulation with the wine bottlewhich montresor did not understand, so fortunato said he wasn't part of the brotherhood of the Masons, but Montresor said he was and pulled out a trowel.
No one will ever disturb him, much less know he lies here, In pace requiescat.
Montresor finally gets his revenge, he chains Fortunato and builds a wall across the sole entry to the small vault in which Fortunato is held.
Please let me go, I do not understand!
After Montresor finished building the wall, he heard Fortunato's last words and then no more. His heart grew sick, he wanted to blame it on the dampness of the catacombs, but really it was growing sick because he realized that he had maliciously killed a man.
He is not answering. I don't feel so good.
After finishing the wall, he replaced the bones and skulls on the passage, so no one would ever see that there had ever been a doorway to the vault where Fortunato was held. "For half of a century no mortal has disturbed them" (122).