“Don’t be alarmed,” said Rainsford, with a smile which he hoped wasdisarming."
“Off there to the right—somewhere—is a large island,” said Whitney. “It’srather a mystery—”
“I’ve read your book abouthunting snow leopards in Tibet, foryou see,” explained the man. “I amGeneral Zaroff.”
"Jagged cragsappeared to jut up into the opaqueness; he forced himself upward, hand overhand."
"Rainsford had fought his way through the bush for two hours. “I must keepmy nerve. I must keep my nerve,” he said, through tight teeth."
Rainsford had found a chateau after falling off his yacht and knocked on the door
“I see,” he said. “Splendid! One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds.The other will sleep in this very excellent bed. On guard, Rainsford. . . .”He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided.
Rainsford is welcomed into the man's home after knocking on the door
General Zaroff explains he hunts humans and Rainsford disagrees, then Zaroff hunts Rainsford for the next three days
During the hunt Rainsford jumped off a cliff into the water and swam around and climbed into the chateau into Zaroff's bedroom. Then they fought to the death.