The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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How does Montresor know that the house would be empty?

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Throughout Poe's classic short story "The Cask of Amontillado," the protagonist and narrator, Montresor, explains how he formulated and executed revenge on his unsuspecting enemy, Fortunato. Montresor cleverly waits to approach Fortunato during the hectic carnival season, where he is certain to discover his enemy intoxicated from hours of partying and drinking. After approaching Fortunato in a friendly manner, Montresor plays on Fortunato's pride and affinity for fine wines by telling him...

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