In "The Cask of Amontillado," what did Fortunato say or do to insult Montresor so badly?

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Poe does not explicitly tell the reader what exactly Fortunato said or did to motivate Montresor to plot and execute the perfect revenge. At the beginning of the short story, Montresor says that he had endured a "thousand injuries" from Fortunato, but when Fortunato "ventured upon insult," he vowed revenge. While the "thousand injuries" is quite vague, one can surmise from Fortunato's character and Montresor's family pride that Fortunato more than likely verbally insulted Montresor or his family's name. When Montresor initially meets Fortunato,...

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