The pair reach their destination. Montresor locks up Fortunato and begins to build a brick wall in front of him. There is no amontillado: it was a trick! At this point, Fortunato is very drunk and confused. However, Montresor starts to hear screams from Fortunato.
Montresor beings screaming back at Fortunato! After a while, Fortunato passes out again and then wakes up. He starts to laugh, believing the whole situation is a prank. "Let us be gone!" Fortunato states. Montresor says, "Yes, be gone!" This made Fortunato realize that it was not a joke.
Fortunato slumps down, realizing he is going to be there for the rest of his life. Montresor finishes the wall and covers up his tracks by placing the bones of dead corpses in front of the wall. He walks away, and leaves Fortunato there for half a century.