The characters are, Reinsford, Whitney, general Zaroff, and Ivan, and the setting is an island called ship trap island near Rio. While Reinsford and Whitney are talking about big game hunting jaguars Whitney introduces ship trap island. When Whitney goes to bed Reinford hears a noise and falls over board.
Reinsford then follows the strange noises to find a big scraping house on the island, looking for help he knocks on the door. the person who greets him is giant with a pistol pointed right at him, soon after we learn that the giants name Ivan and is the bodyguard and companion to general Zarrof.
After learning about generals Zaroff's love of big game hunting and how he now feels unsatisfied bye the easiness of it all; we learn about his new invention, the hunting of marooned sailors. Reinsford is then invited to play this game, after declining we realize the horrifying fact that Reinsford isn't going to be the hunter. Reinsford is the hunted!
On the third and final day of the hunt Reinsford kills Ivan, leaving Zaroff to beileive that Reinsford jumped off the cliff.
General Zaroff finds Reinsford in his bedroom, believing that Reinsford means no harm he congratulates him. we than realize that Reinsford dose mean harm and Zaroff offers him a duel.
Reinsford pushes Zarof out the window, to be ripped apart bye the hounds. Reinsford sleeps happiley in Zarof's bed.