Prince Prospero and his castle. There is a horrible plague currently dooming the land. They call it "The Red Death." To save his fellow rich people the prince gathers people and they take refuge in the safety of his castle. They lock the doors to keep other people out.
The Prince decides to entertain the people in the castle by throwing a party. The people are all dressed in costly clothes and wearing masks. Everyone is having a fantastic time. But there is this ebony clock in one of the rooms of the castle and it chimes every hour. Every time it chimes everyone stops what they are doing until it stops chiming. Then they resume what they were doing like nothing ever happened.
During the party a strange guest was noticed. This person had blood stains on their clothes and they looked like a stiffened courpes. Everyone was scared of this person. The prince then demanded that the person reveal their identity and be hung becuase the prince thought this person was mocking him but that wasn't the case.
The prince then demands that the people grab the person. But they are all too scared. The man makes the crowd step back in fear and he walks through all 7 rooms to get to the prince. The prince is now infuriated and tries to stab the person witha dagger. Only to realize that this was no person. It couldn't be stabbed. The prince then fell over that instant, laying there, dead.
As it turns out, this "guest" was no person.It was the Red Death itself. There was nothing anyone could do to stop it. It killed everyone in a matter of minutes. The story is now ended. No one knows how the red death made its way into the castle but it did and it just shows that no matter what, be fair, always, know your role in a group of people, and know that you can't escape the inevibility of death.