During the Carnival,in Italy Montresor runs into Fortunato, and offers to share a nice bottle of wine, However this bottle is in his catacombs. It is late at night and Fortunato seems ill.
the narrator, Montresor, claims that Forturnato has gravely insulted him, and is plotting his revenge. Although, he does not tell the reader what Forturnato has done, he makes it known it was unforgivable.
Montersor lures Forturnato down into the dark and eerie wine vault. As suspense builds Montersor keeps asking if Forturnato would like to turn back because he seems ill. Forturnato drinks wine to ease his cough.