I am Sanger Rainsford of New York City. No need to be alarmed
I have always been a hunter. I shot my first bear in Caucus when I was 10.
Set on a lush Caribbean island in the 1920's, a man on a ship went out to smoke a cigar after talking with his shipmates about how animals feel when being hunted. While out on the deck, he heard a gunshot. He looked over the side of the ship out of curiosity and fell into the Caribbean Sea. He then swam near the gunshot, in hopes of finding land.
HE HUNTS MEN?!?!?!
Sanger Rainsford finds the island and discovers that someone was hunting on the island. He needed to find something to eat because he was famished. He finds a man that recognizes his name and asks Rainsford to join him for dinner.
You injured one of my best dog Rainsford. I'm going to bed now. Goodnight
Once Rainsford gets into the house, he has dinner with the general. He eats the finest filet mignon he has ever had in his life. As they are eating, they are also chatting about hunting. General Zaroff tells stories of how he has always been a hunter and he has hunted everything there is to be hunted. It eventually became boring for him to hunt the same animal, and he mentioned a "new animal" he hunted.
As they continue their conversation, Rainsford gets more and more interested about this animal. At any chance he could find he would always ask about this animal the general spoke of. Finally, as Zaroff gave more description, Rainsford realizes that he hunts life men. Real life men that he captured on this island, trained, and then hunted. General tries to get Rainsford to hunt with him, but he refuses. Now the general decides he is going to hunt Rainsford.
Rainsford, after discovering that he was going to be hunted, decided he needed to beat the general because he has never been beat. He sets up many traps. The first trap injures the general, the second one takes his best dogs life. Every trap he set-upu made for less time he would be hunted. Rainsford for three days ran around this island setting up tree raps, and large pit traps. He finally, after three days, had one. He limbed up to Zaroff's room.
He went up to the General's room. He had snuck in and the general was spooked asking how he got there. Rainsford told him his three days were over and he had won. Rainsford ended up getting to sleep in the nicest bed he has ever slept in.