Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #7

It was not the cry of a drunken man. (78)

At this point, both of the characters are the closest they have been to sober all night. That Montresor waits until Fortunato is sober to begin torturing him in earnest is probably one of the most terrifying aspects of this story.

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