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The Cask of Amontillado Quotes

A million candles have burned themselves out. Still I read on. (Montresor).
THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely, settled --but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.
Yes," I said, "for the love of God!.
I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation.