Rainsford and his close hunting partner Whitney, are traveling to Ship-Trap Island on a yacht to hunt for Jaguars. While on the boat, the two friends talk about the island and what they are planning on hunting for. Later, Whitney goes to bed, and Rainsford continues to look for the island.
Rainsford gets distracted by a near gunshot in the distance. He leans over the boat rail to take a closer look and slips over into the water. He tries to work to survive and swims to the closest shore. Rainsford ends up at a house and meets general Zaroff. But, the only way to survive is if he can beat Zaroff at a game.
The game is won by whoever defeats the other. Rainsford had to hide in a jungle tree, dig his way out of quick sand, run from deadly dogs, and jump off of a cliff into the water so he could survive.
After Rainsford jumps off of the cliff, he swims back to Zaroff's house. He waits there behind a curtain. When Zaroff enters his bedroom he is surprised to see Rainsford standing there.
Zaroff and Rainsford fight to the end of the game. Rainsford defeats Zaroff at his own game. Whoever wins can finally sleep peacefully in the bed.
Rainsford is now able to sleep peacefully in the bed because he defeated Zaroff.