It was the night of carnival and Montersor runs into Fortunato.. He tells him that he has a barrel of wine in the catacombs under his house and wants to make sure it is Amontillado. Fortunato seems ill but follows Montresor anyways.
The narrator tells the reader that Fortunato has insulted him, and he his plotting to get revenge.
Montresor leads Fortunato down into the catacombs giving Fortunato drinks of wine as they go down so he stays drunk and more vulnerable. He also askes him time and time if he wants to head back because he seems ill which builds suspense, but Fortunato refuses every time.
When the reach they bottom of the catacombs their is in opening in the wall, in which Montresor tells Fortunato the Amontillado is inside. Fortunato heads into the opening but their is no Amontillado. With Fortunato inside Montresor begins to seal the wall with bricks.
As the last few bricks are laid Fortunato laughs hopping that it is all a joke, but Montesor has got his revenge.
Montresor walks away to the jingling of the bells on Fortunato's hat satisfied but scared at the same time. He then clames that it has been 50 years and no one has disturbed him; he has gotten away with his revenge.