The main characters, Whitney and Rainsford, are introduced into the story plot. Whitney falls asleep while they are traveling past Ship Trap Island; Rainsford falls into the water. He heres gunshots and swims toward the island. Once he reaches the shore, we are introduced to General Zaroff and Ivan.
Rainsford goes to see the General and Zaroff begins to tell Rainsford the bad news. Rainsford has to play in Zaroff's game in order to go back home and leave the island. Rainsford has to play Zaroffs game for three days. He sets up traps to survive.
Rainsford jumps into the sea in a panic. He then hides in Zaroff's room.
Rainsford hides in Zaroff's curtain then kills him.