The story begins in the Prince's castle. He has gathered 1000 people ike him who are rich and famous and he wants them to live with him in his castle away from the disease outside that people are dying from.
YOU"RE UNDER ARREST!!
There is a clock in the castle that chimes every time that the hour strikes. Everyone is frightened by this clock and every time they hear it go off, they all stand still in fear until the clock stops chiming.
The turning point in the story is when the Red Death shows up in one of the rooms that the Prince is in while a ball is being held.
The prince chases the figure into each room ordering for his people to seize him but everyone is too scared so he tries to kill the figure himself.
The prince eventually follows the Black Death into the seventh black velvet room and the Black Death kills him.
The Black death kills everyone in the castle after he kills the prince. The Black Death still managed to get to all the rich people. He killed them because they were so arrogant and selfish.