Fortunato'S Point Of View

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How could I have been so stupid? Montresor gave me every clue there was to be given. He knew I, Fortunato, was too drunk to tell the difference between Amontillado and sherry! Now here I am, chained to granite, walled up in the catacombs wearing motley. I now can see how foolish I was. Why couldn't I have just let him bring Luchresi? It all started a few hours ago. Montresor and I encountered each other and I warmly welcomed him for I was extremely drunk. "My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met. How well you are looking today. But I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts." Those few sentences persuaded me in a heartbeat. I followed the man in hope for just one glorious taste of the Amontillado. Montresor is a sly one. He had tricked me several times on the way to the Amontillado. "My friend, no; I will not impose upon your good nature. I perceive you have an engagement. Luchresi." He really fooled me when he said "Come, we will go back; your health is precious. You are rich, respected, admired, and beloved; you are happy, as I once was. You are a man to be missed. For me it is no matter. We will go back; you will be ill, and I cannot be responsible. Besides, there is Luchresi." His persuasion kept me going. Montresor kept feeding me wine, Medoc and De Grave, for he knew I could not resist. We had reached Montesor's palazzo. "These vaults are extensive," I said in astonishment. I then gave him a sign of the masons that I could tell he could not understand. Yet I let him persuade me again that he was in the masons due to my drunken body. I was very frightened of these catacombs. There was bones lying about, and niger everywhere which was not a help to my cough. I raised my torch even though I was still not enabled to see. "Proceed, herein is the Amontillado. As for Luchresi." I stupidly fell for his tricks
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