Rainsford was relaxing on the deck when he heard a loud noise kind of like a gun shot. He ran over to side of the boat, but he dropped his pipe and he went to go reach for it and he fell over the side.
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After panicking he finally calmed down and started swimming towards the closest shoreline he could find. He finally reached an island known as ship trap island. He came across a spot where he thought it seemed like a large animal was shot at multiple times.
He came across this house in the woods and he walked up and knocked on the door. He was surprised to see a tall scary looking guy. His name was general Zaroff, he finally invited Rainsford inside to eat and warm up.