Rainsford and Whitney are on the ship talking to each other. They are talking about the hunting life.
Rainsford hears a loud bang so he starts walking to the end of the ship to get closer to see if he could better identify the loud bang, but falls off into the water. He ends up swimming to an island to get closer to the loud bang that he identified as a gun shot.
On the island he meets this hunter that lives on the island this man is named Zaroff. Zaroff takes hunting very seriously and traps Rainsford and makes him play his hunting game to escape. Zaroff threatens Rainsford with his life if he doesn't play his game.
Rainsford has the choice of playing the game and escaping if he wins or Zaroff killing him if he refuses. The game that Rainsford has to play is where Zaroff will be hunting him for forty-eight hours so if Rainsford can hide for forty-eight hours he will have won the game and killed Zaroff.
Rainsford agrees to play Zaroff's game because he wants to live and get off the island. Zaroff tricks Rainsford because he didn't look up into the tree and see Rainsford. Rainsford was chased by Zaroff and his dogs and ended up jumping into the sea to not be attacked by the dogs.
Rainsford was able to sneak into the general's room and win the game!