Montresor follows through with his plan and chains Fortunato's arms to the wall and begins to brick up the wall. Fortunato is too intoxicated to know what is happening. When Fortunato awakes he thinks Montresor is playing a joke on him.
Montresor finishes the wall and with only one brick left he wants to see Fortunato before he leaves so, he throws the torch in and all he hears is the jingling of the bells.
The story closes of with Montresor covers the tomb with bones. He brags that no one found the tomb for half a century.