"My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met. How remarkably well you are looking today! But I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I my doubts."
I 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 vaults.
For the love of God!
"It is this," I answered, producing a trowel from beneath the folds of my roquelaire
Throwing the links about his waist, it was but the work of a few seconds to secure it. He was mucg too astounded to resist. Withdrawing the key I stepped back from the process.
A succession of loud and shrill screams, bursting suddenly from the throat of the chained form,seemed to thrust me violently back.
I forced the last stone into its position; I plastered it up. Against the new masonry I re-erected the old rampart of bones, for the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them. In pace requiescat!