He has hurt me many times, but now he laughs at me!?
I will get my revenge using wine!
Let us go to your vaults.
"Fortunato had hurt me a thousand times and I had suffered quietly. But then I learned that he had laughed at my proud name, Montresor..."
Can't wait for the Amontillado!
"I promised myself that I would make him pay for this - that I would have revenge...Fortunato was a strong man, a man to be feared. But he had one great weakness: he liked to drink good wine...And wine, I thought, would give me my revenge!"
Have some of this fine Medoc.
"It was almost dark, one evening in the spring, when I met Fortunato in the street, alone...I acted pleased to see him, and I shook his hand, as if he had been myclosest friend...'Ho! — Come. Let us go.' 'Go where?' 'To your vaults. To taste the wine.' "
"Asking him to be careful as he followed, I went down before him,down under the ground, deep under the old walls of my palace. We came finally to the bottom of the steps and stood there a moment together. The earth which formed the floor was cold and hard. We were entering the last resting place of the dead of the Montresor family.Here too we kept our finest wines, here in the cool, dark, still air under the ground."
"From the long rows of bottles which were lying on the floor, among the bones, I chose one which contained a very good wine. Since I did not have anything to open the bottle with, I struck the stone wall with it and broke off the small end. I offered the bottle to Fortunato. 'Here, Fortunato. Drink some of this fine Medoc. It will help to keep us warm. Drink!' "