*Title: The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
Date Read: 20 October 2008
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Briefly: Fortunato has in some way insulted the narrator and he wishes to seek his revenge. He leads Fortunato to his (the narrator’s) wine cellars on the premise of wishing to draw on his experience of wine. Unsuspecting, Fortunato willingly follows.
Afterthoughts: I’ve only just begun reading Edgar Allan Poe and I absolutely adore him. Everything I read of his is dark and evil to the core, and this story is no exception. Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!
Notable Quote: “I took from their sconces two flambeaux, and giving one to Fortunato, bowed him through several suites of rooms to the archway that led into the vaults. I passed down a long and winding staircase, requesting him to be cautious as he followed. We came at length to the foot of the descent, and stood together upon the damp ground of the catacombs of the Montresors.”
*Story read as part of the 31 Tales of Terror reading challenge.