Fortunato drinks his wine and starts doing a crazy dance and montresor is confused. He ask what he is doing and Fortunato says that he is not in the Mason brotherhood if he doesn't know that gesture. Montresor protest and pulls out his trowel to prove he is.
Montresor pins Fortunato to the wall and uses a chain and padlock to keep him there but Fortunato was to intoxicated to resit the punishment. Montresor starts building brick over the opening in the wall. There is one brick left and Fortunato wakes up and tells Montresor to let him out but he mocs him.
Montresor puts the final brick on the wall and hears the ringing of the bells. He covers the walls up with the skeletons of people who once lived and no mortal has messed with Fortunato tomb for 50 years.