Prince Prospero decides to have a big party in an abbey for himself and his knights and dames to get their mind off of the plague that is ravaging his country. Also, the doors are sealed so nobody can get in or out
After the stroke of midnight a intruder walks into the party(the doors are sealed off so nobody can get in) and Prince Prospero chases this masked figure through the seven rooms(each room represents a stage of life).
Am I a little late to the party? I thought the invitation said midnight?!?!?
Uh, how'd you get in here exactly?
Prince Prospero, thousands of his knights and Dames from Prospero's courts, and musicians
When Prospero finally corners the hooded figure in the corner and Prospero is about to kill him with the dagger he drops dead to the floor without contact with a sharp cry.
I will kill you if you do...uhhh...somehow refuse to leave.
Do you really want to know who I am?
When Prince Prospero drops to the floor and everybody rushes in to see what happened they all die instantly because the hooded figure is the plaque but personified.
Everybody at the huge party dies because they had contracted the plague that had destroyed their own kingdom.