Exposition Rainsford's boat crashes among obstructions in the water, the crew falls into the water and get caught by sharks.
Conflict Rainsford swims for his life until he reaches land. He then rests after using all his energy up. When he wakes up he hears dogs and an eerie cry.
Rising Action Rainsford finds a random building and begins to knock on the door. It slowly opens, he begins to walk in and look around, calling out for anyone that may be there at the moment until he heard a lock. It was a doorman. Rainsford started asking him questions, he didn't respond back. Then a man named Zaroff came out and introduced himself
Climax Zaroff tells Rainsford his game and asks him to join the General. Rainsford declines and Zaroff challenges Rainsford for his freedom as the reward
Falling Action Rainsford sets traps for Zaroff and his forces. He killed his best dog and Ivan, but failed to get the General himself. Rainsford ends up jumping off a cliff into a body of water. He then swims back to Zaroff's home.
Resolution Zaroff finds Rainsford hiding in his house, and challenges him to a duel. Rainsford wins the duel and sleeps in Zaroff's bed after winning the game.