During the Carnival in Italy, Montresor runs into Fortunato, and offers to share a nice a nice bottle of wine. However, this bottle is in his catacombs. It is late at night and Fortunato seems ill.
Montresor wants to get even with Fortunato but doesn't want to get caught so he has to take him through the tunnels and into the catacombs. Where Fortunato continues to seem ill so Montresor gives him alcohol.
When Montresor and Fortunato reach the catacombs Fortunato is so drunk he passes out. Montresor prepares to chain up Fortunato in a dark room.