Montresor and Fortunado are introduced. Montresor tells the reader that he seeks revenge on Fortunado because he made him upset. The Narrator explains that Fortunado is a wine taster, and seems to be completely oblivious that he is Montresor´s enemy
Montresor tells Fortunado that he bought a barrel of Amontillado, and tricks him to come downstairs to try some of it.
Fortunado takes the bait, because he is slightly intoxicated, and follows him downstairs. Montresor keeps telling him that they should go back upstairs to the party, because his cough his getting worse. Fortunado refuses and they keep going.
Montresor chains Fortunado to the wall of the catacombs. Montresor ignores the screams of Fortunado for mercy
Fortunado stops screaming, and Montresor can only hear the sound of jingling bells from his costume when he throws his torch into the catacombs. Montresor also finishes sealing the wall he made in front of Fortunado so nobody can find him