“Let us go, nevertheless. The cold is merely nothing. Amontillado! You have been imposed upon. And as for Luchesi, he cannot distinguish Sherry from Amontillado.”
There were no attendants at home; they had absconded to make merry in honor of the time. I had told them that I should not return until the morning, and had given them explicit orders not to stir from the house. These orders were sufficient, I well knew, to insure their immediate disappearance, one and all, as soon as my back was turned.
“Come,” I said, with decision, “we will go back; your health is precious. You are rich, respected, admired, beloved;
A succession of loud and shrill screams, bursting suddenly from the throat of the chained form
For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them. In pace requiescat!