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In Edgar Allan Poes short story The Cask of Amontillado an insane narrator tells how he devises and carries out his plot of revenge His victim is a former friend who goes by the name Fortunato who has unknowingly insulted the narrator The narrators plan is to lure Fortunato down into the depths of his familys catacomb and kill him The narrator decides that the best time to put his plan into action would be during the carnival season He tells his servants not to leave knowing that the temptation of the carnival season was too much for the servants to listen Once his servants have cleared the house the narrator waits for Fortunato to arrive Fortunato arrives and then learns that the narrator has purchased a large quantity of Amontillado wine and needs someone to verify that he has indeed purchased Amontillado The narrator suggests that another wine tester try the wine knowing that Fortunatos deep prides in his knowledge of wines would push him into insisting that he be the one to test it Several times the narrator suggests that they turn back but this just feeds Fortunatos determination Midway through their journey through the catacombs Fortunato makes note of the order of the Masons a elite society to which the narrator reveals a trowel Fortunato takes it as a joke and they continue on As they reach their destination the narrator tells Fortunato that the wine is stowed inside of a niche at the very end of the catacomb Once Fortunato is inside of the niche the narrator secures Fortunato to the wall using a chain The narrator then begins to erect a wall using building supplies that he had previously hauled down and covered with some bones While building Fortunato lets out a scream to which the narrator at first worried someone might hear but is reassured
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