"It's walls had been lined with human remains, piled to the vault overhead...Within the wall thus exposed by the displacing bones, we perceived a still interior crypt or recess, in depth about four feet, in width three, in height six or seven."
"THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that gave utterance to a threat.
haha that idiot
"How long have you had that cough?...It is nothing," he said, at last. Come. I said, with decision, we will go back; your health is precious...We will go back; you will be ill, and I cannot be responsible...Enough, he said; the cough's a mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough. True --true, I replied; and, indeed, I had no intention of alarming you unnecessarily --but you should use all proper caution."
are you sure you are okay?
This lets the reader know what the cyrpts looked like so they could imagine it while reading the story.
The theme of the story is revenge because Montresor wants to get revenge on Fortunato for insulting him.
This passage is ironic because Fortunato is planning to kill Montresor but is pretending to care about his health.