Montresor has finally led Fortunato into the place where he will be buried. Montresor chained the dunken Fortunato up in the hole in the wall and started stacking bricks to trap him inside. He begins to talk to him, making sure Fortunato knows his fate.
Montresor now only as one brick left to complete the burial. He calls for Fortunato once more, but there is no response for Fortunato has realized his fate. Montresor threw a torch into the hole and finishes the wall, feeling accomplished.
Montresor then stacks the remains of other people in the catacombs in front of Fortunato's burial. As Montresor leaves, his heart grows sick, but not for Fortunato. He feels sick that the catacombs are so damp for the other souls in them. No on will touch the tomb again for another 50 years.