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89832539 the Cask of Amontillado

89832539 the Cask of Amontillado

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Published by: EdelAli on May 01, 2012
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The Cask of Amontillado
THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as Ibest could, but when heventured upon insult I vowedrevenge. You, who so wellknow the nature of my soul,will not suppose, however,that gave utterance to athreat. At length I would beavenged; this was a pointdefinitely, settled --but thevery definitiveness withwhich it was resolvedprecluded the idea of risk. Imust not only punish butpunish with impunity. Awrong is unredressed whenretribution overtakes itsredresser. It is equallyunredressed when theavenger fails to make
himself felt as such to himwho has done the wrong.It must be understood thatneither by word nor deedhad I given Fortunato causeto doubt my good will. Icontinued, as was my in tosmile in his face, and he didnot perceive that my to smilenow was at the thought of his immolation.He had a weak point --thisFortunato --although in otherregards he was a man to berespected and even feared.He prided himself on hisconnoisseurship in wine. FewItalians have the truevirtuoso spirit. For the mostpart their enthusiasm isadopted to suit the time andopportunity, to practiseimposture upon the Britishand Austrian millionaires. Inpainting and gemmary,

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