" This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable 20 диета expressing To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core; This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o'er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er She shall press, ah, nevermore! A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. In painting and gemmary, Fortunato, like
20 диетаhis countrymen, was a quack-- but in the matter of old wines 20 диета he was sincere. The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best
20 диетаcould, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. implore you to return. His eyes flashed with a fierce light. The wine sparkled in his eyes and
20 диетаthe bells jingled. The voice said-- "Ha! In its surface were two iron staples, distant from each other about two
20 диетаfeet, horizontally. We came at length to the foot of the descent, and stood together on the damp ground of the catacombs of the
20 диетаMontresors. --prophet still, if bird or devil! " said I, "thing of evil!
20 диетаI paused again, and this time I made bold to seize Fortunato by an arm above the elbow. Impossible! The drops of moisture trickle among the bones. I took
20 диетаfrom their sconces two flambeaux, and giving one to Fortunato, bowed him through several suites of rooms
20 диетаto the archway that led into the vaults. With these materials and with the aid of my trowel, I began vigorously to wall up the entrance of the niche. But I have received a pipe
20 диетаof what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts. " This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, "Lenore! Then the 20 диета ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore, "Though thy
20 диетаcrest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore-- Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore! " I shrieked, upstarting-- "Get thee back into the tempest
20 диетаand the Night's Plutonian shore! "The pipe," said he. Impossible! " He again 20 диета took my arm, and we proceeded. He laughed and threw the bottle upwards with a gesticulation I did not understand. We had passed through walls of piled bones, with casks and puncheons intermingling, into the inmost recesses of catacombs. " "The Amontillado! We will go back; you will be ill, and
20 диетаI cannot be responsible. Leave my loneliness unbroken! "A sign," he said, "a sign. It was now 20 диета midnight, and my task was drawing to a close. It was not the cry of a drunken 20 диета man. He paused and
20 диетаnodded to me familiarly, while his bells jingled. Luchesi--" "I have no engagement;--come. And the
20 диетаsilken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me--filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before; So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating "'Tis some visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door-- Some late visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door; This it is and nothing more. I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his
20 диетаface, and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his
20 диетаimmolation. The 20 диета wall was now nearly upon a level with my breast. But first, another draught of the 20 диета Medoc. The Raven. The cold is merely nothing. " "My friend, no; I will not impose upon your good nature. Will not they be awaiting us at the palazzo, the Lady Fortunato and the rest? " "Prophet! " No answer.
20 диета"Be it so," I said, replacing the tool beneath the cloak 20 диета and again offering him my arm. You have been imposed upon. " "True--true," I replied; "and, indeed, I had no intention of alarming you unnecessarily--but you should use all proper caution. " I said; "see, it increases. " "The Amontillado! Of 'Never--nevermore. Quaff, oh quaff this kind
20 диетаnepenthe and forget this lost Lenore! It seemed to have
20 диетаbeen constructed for no especial use within itself, but formed merely the interval between two of the colossal supports of the roof of the catacombs, and was backed by one of their
20 диетаcircumscribing walls of solid granite. Few Italians have the true virtuoso spirit.
20 диетаAnd as for Luchesi,
20 диетаhe cannot distinguish Sherry
20 диетаfrom Amontillado. The man
20 диетаmotley. I passed
20 диетаdown a long and winding staircase, requesting him to be cautious as he followed. I grew impatient. But now there
20 диетаcame from out the niche a low laugh that erected the hairs upon my head. It is equally 20 диета unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong. There was then a long and obstinate silence. I had completed the eighth, the ninth, and the tenth
20 диетаtier. He had
20 диетаon a tight-fitting parti-striped dress, and his head was surmounted 20 диета by the conical cap and bells. A succession of loud and shrill screams, bursting suddenly
20 диетаfrom the throat of the chained form, seemed
20 диетаto thrust me violently back. " Ah, distinctly
20 диетаI remember it was in the bleak December, And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. "'Tis some visiter," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door-- Only this and nothing more. "The nitre! The noise lasted for several minutes, during which, that I might hearken to it with the more satisfaction, I ceased
20 диетаmy labours and sat down 20 диета upon the bones. "--Merely this and nothing more. A moment more and I had
20 диетаfettered him
20 диетаto the granite. It must be understood that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will. There were no attendants at home; they had absconded to make merry in honour of the time. "Not I," I replied. Then I must positively leave you. Withdrawing the key I stepped back from the recess. " But to these words I hearkened in vain for a reply. You were not to be found, and I was fearful of losing a bargain. We are below the river's
20 диетаbed. I had finished a portion of the last and the eleventh; there
20 диетаremained but a single stone to be fitted and plastered in. I called aloud-- "Fortunato! " "You are not of the masons. 20 диета For me it is no matter. --quit the bust above my door! --over our wine--he! I said to him--"My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met. But I must first render
20 диетаyou all the little attentions in my power. Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door! I perceive you have an engagement. "Amontillado! "Drink," I said, presenting him the wine. " "Let us go, nevertheless. Back into the chamber turning, all my sour within me burning, Soon again I heard a tapping something louder than before. " ejaculated my friend, not yet recovered from his astonishment. I shall not die of a cough.
20 диетаYour cough--" "It is nothing," he said; "let us go on. --a very good joke indeed--an excellent jest. " "And I must satisfy them. I was so pleased to see him, that I thought I should never have done wringing his hand. " said I, "thing of evil!
20 диетаCome, we will go back ere
20 диетаit is too late. At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely settled--but the very definitiveness with which it was 20 диета resolved, precluded the idea of risk. " "Yes, yes," I said; "yes, yes. I struggled with its weight; I placed it partially in its destined position. " "Amontillado! " "Be that our sign of parting, bird or fiend! Open here I flung the
20 диетаshutter, when, with many a flirt and
20 диетаflutter, In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore. When at last
20 диетаthe clanking subsided, I resumed the trowel, and finished without interruption the fifth, the sixth, and the seventh tier. These orders were sufficient, I well knew, to insure their immediate disappearance, one and all, as soon as my back was turned. Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul has spoken! " Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore.
20 диета" "Yes," I said, "for the love of God!
20 диетаHe will tell me--" "Luchesi cannot tell
20 диетаAmontillado from Sherry. I had told them that I should not return until the morning, and had given them explicit orders not to stir from the house. " Startled 20 диета at the stillness 20 диета broken by reply so aptly spoken, "Doubtless," said I, "what
20 диетаit utters is its only stock 20 диета and store, Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore-- Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore. It is not the engagement, but the severe
20 диетаcold 20 диета with which I perceive you are afflicted. " Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly, Though its answer little meaning--little relevancy bore; For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door-- Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door, With such name as "Nevermore. Its walls had been lined with human remains, piled to the vault overhead, in the fashion of the great catacombs of Paris. The vaults are insufferably damp. " Then the bird said 20 диета "Nevermore. Not the least obeisance made he;
20 диетаnot a minute stopped or stayed he, But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door-- Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door--Perched, and sat, and nothing more. " " Nemo me impune lacessit. " "And I to your long
20 диетаlife. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance 20 диета to a threat. Three sides
20 диетаof this interior crypt were 20 диета still ornamented in this manner. In an instant he had reached the extremity of the niche, and finding his progress arrested by the rock, stood stupidly bewildered. I hastened to make an end of my labour. " "A huge human foot d'or, in a field
20 диетаazure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose 20 диета