"Nemo Me Impune Lacessit"

Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

This is another photograph from the infamous Eastern State Penitentiary. I have no idea why this particular cell door was walled up, but I'm quite sure that immurement was not on the menu of Eastern State punishments.

The short story by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Cask of Amontillado" is a murderer's perspective story of revenge by immurement. In the story, Montresor lures his friend Fortunato to his basement by telling him he has obtained what he believes to be a rare vintage Amontillado. Once inside, he chains his friend and entombs him alive. Fortunato is not so fortunate! Montresor's family motto is "Nemo me impune lacessit", which in plain English means: "No-one fucks wi' me and gets awa' wi' it". *

I was asked if I was thinking of somebody when I posted this.
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