Penguin has got himself into trouble this time!
He had a weak point — this Fortunato — although in other regards he was a man to be respected and even feared. He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine.
We passed through a range of low arches, descended, passed on, and descending again, arrived at a deep crypt, in which the foulness of the air caused our flambeaux rather to glow than flame.
The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allan Poe
Looks like Penguin has got himself into a bit of bother…
Check out more adventures at Penguin English Library.
It should be pretty easy to guess what the Penguin is up to in this one…
In anticipation of the release of the latest edition of the Penguin English Library, the folks on twitter asked us readers what we’d like to ask the editor of the series. I sent in a number of queries, some of which he answered! You can watch the video here:
Penguin English Library – Simon Winder