"It was about dusk, one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival season, that I encountered my friend."
"It must be understood, that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good-will. I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation."
"In an instant he had reached the extremity of the niche, and finding his progress arrested by the rock, stood stupidly bewildered. A moment more and I had fettered him to the granite."
"I re approached the wall. I replied to the yells of him who clamored."