The Cask of Amontillado by:Edgar Allen Poe Ethan Hall and Alyssa Orsette
The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. A wrong is unredressed when retribution over takes is redresser.
Fortunato prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine. Few italians have the true virtuoso spirt. For the most part their enthusiasm is adopted to suit the time and opportunity, to practice imposture upon the British and Austrian millionaires. In painting and gemmary Fortunato like his countrymen was a quack, but in the matter of old wines he was sincere .
Luchies cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry
Montresor told Fortunato that he had Amontillado which is a very exquisite wine.
As you are engaged i am on my way to Luchiesi.If any one has a critical turn it is he. he will tell me-
Thus speaking, Fortunato possessed himself of my arm; and putting on a mask of black silk and drawing it closed closely about my person, i suffered him to hurry me to my palazzo.There was no one at Montresor home.
Montresor took from their scones two flambeaux, and giving one to Fortunato, bowed him through several suites of rooms to the archway that led into the vault.He passed through the long and winding staircase, requesting him to be cautious as he followed.