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.
Montresor has beared many wrongdoings from the hands of Fortunato, but when Fortunato insults him it is the last straw. Montresor devises a plan tho lure Fortunato into his catacombs and get revenge.
Montresor and Fortunato walk further into the vaults. Fortunato's cough worsens, so Montresor offers him a bottle of wine. He is planning to drunken Fortunato so that he is unaware of what is happening.