"Pistol Shot," muttered Rainsford, swimming on.
Rainsford is observant by the way he listens to the sound of the shot and swims to that island.
This shows Rainsford as smart because he planted a Malay man catcher which is a dead tree lying on a alive one to try and stop General Zaroff.
"Rainsford", calls the general, "if you are within the sound of my voice, as I suppose you are, let me congratulate you. Not many men know how to make a Malay man catcher."
"I will not lose my nerve. I will not. "
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