The main character Rainsford comes out as this tough hunter who doesn't believe in what the people on board tell him.
When Rainsford falls off the boat he takes off his cloths and swims to shore but he thought about what people said about the island and the shots that he had heard when he was on the boat.
The person at the island welcomed Rainsford into his home saying his name was Zaroff, and he complimented Rainsford on the book he made about hunting and he gave him food, a bed and time to sleep, then in the morning told him that they are playing a game
Rainsford was hiding in a tree while Zaroff was right below him smoking and trying to make Rainsford cough, but he didnt and Zaroff walked away but Rainsford knew that Zaroff knew he was there.
Rainsford made a slingshot and shot it and killed Ivan, Zaroffs gaurd at the door, and when Ivan died, Zaroff had no protection and rainsford had won as the general bowed at rainsfords feet.
Rainsford told the reader "He had never slept in a more comfortable bed", meaning Zaroff died and Rainsford lived to live in the house.