What are Fortunato's crimes against Montresor?

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Readers are never given a specific answer to this question. The opening paragraph of the story explains to readers that Montresor has apparently tolerated a thousand injuries from Fortunato. Montresor draws the line at insults. When Fortunato insulted him, Montresor vowed revenge.

The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.

It must have been some insult for Montresor to kill Fortunato on account of it. The story doesn't tell readers what exactly the infraction was, allowing for countless possibilities. We begin thinking of all kinds of possible insults in all kinds of various situations. Then there is always the possibility that...

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