Rainsford is traveling to the amazon on a yacht with his friend Whitney. Rainsford is a big game hunter.
Rainsford yacht crashed on this island he didn´t know about. Whitney told him and said that island was called ¨Ship-Trap Island¨. Rainsford got scared and he ends up falling off and swims to Ship-Rap island.
Rainsford finally gets to the island and was greeted by Zaroff. Zaroff tells him that Ivan is going to kill him if he loses a game of chest or Zaroff hunts him and if he finds him he kills him. Rainford decided to get hunted by Zaroff.
Rainsford jumps off the cliff and gets away from Zaroff and his dogs.
He comes back and goes into Zaroffś room and kills him.
The resolution is that Rainsford won the game and he survived without Zaroff killing him and Zaroff finally loses.