One night at the Carnival, Montresor plans revenge on Fortunado after he insulted him and his family. He plans to kill him tonight and after he finds him drunk Montresor thinks it'll be easier to kill him. He tells Fortunado to go with him to go see if maybe he paid to much for a bottle of Amantillado that he bought earlier that day.
Montresor sees that Fortunado is having a good time so he says he'll go ask Luchresi but Fortunado says he will do it since Luchresi is an idiot. They both walk to Montresor's catacombs so that they can drink the Amantillado. But Montresor sees that Fortunado has a bad cough so he insists that he goes to Luchresi and again Fortunado says he will do it.
As they both go into the catacombs Fortunado's cough becomes worse and worse the deeper they go down. Montresor insists again that he should go to Luchresi because Fortunado's health is very precious and he doesn't want him in danger. But Fortunado keeps saying he will do it. So they continue down the catacomb.
In pace requiescat
Once they get to the back of the catacomb Montresor chains Fortunado in a little room in the back so he wont escape. Fortunado thinks it's a joke so he begins to laugh only realizing that Montresor is going to murder him in the catacomb.
Fortunado cries out but Montresor only cries back to mock him as he is building a wall to cover up the little room Fortunado's in. Fortunado begins to cough like crazy then all grows silent.
Montresor calls out for Fortunado but all he could hear now is the bells from his hat jingle in the darkness. Montresor says one last thing to his so called friend as he leaves his body in the dark catacomb.