Luchresi cannot tell Amontillado from sherry. Let us go, you have been imposed upon.
My dear Fortunato, I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts.
I am on my way to Luchresi. He will tell me-
There were no attendants, 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, I knew, insure their immediate disappearance.
I took from their scones two flambeaux. I passed down a long and winding staircase.
It is a mere nothing.
It is farther on, but observe the white web-work which gleams from these cavern walls
Niter. How long have you had that cough?
And the motto?
These vaults are extensive.
No one harms me unpunished.
The Montresors were a great and numerous family.
I called aloud. There came only a jingling of the bells. For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them. Rest in peace!
As my friend stepped forwarrd, in a moment I fettered him to the granite.