"He lunged for it;a short,hoarse cry came from his lips as he realized he had reached too far and had lost his balance. The cry was pinched off short as the blood-warm waters of the Caribbean sea closed over his head'.
Rainsford would be hunted by General Zaroff. "You'll find this game worth playing",the general said enthusiastically."Your brain against mine.Your woodcraft against mine.Your strength and stamina against mine.Outdoor chess!And the stake is not without value,eh?
"We will hunt,you and I"
"No general I may not hunt"
I must keep my nerve!
At daybreak Rainsford, lying near the swamp, was awakened by a sound that made him know that he had Rainsford was hunted by Zaroff's last stand and his dreadful pack of hounds."new things to learn about fear. It was a distant sound, faint and wavering, but he knew it. It was the baying of a pack of hounds".
Rising action 2
Ever nearer drew the hounds. Rainsford forced himself on toward that gap. He reached it. It was the shore of the sea. Across a cove he could see the gloomy gray stone of the chateau. Twenty feet below him the sea rumbled and hissed. Rainsford hesitated. He heard the hounds. Then he leaped far out into the sea. . . .
General Zaroff had an exceedingly good dinner in his great paneled dining hall that evening. Two slight annoyances kept him from perfect enjoyment. One was the thought that it would be difficult to replace Ivan; the other was that his quarry had escaped hi
General Zaroff had an exceedingly good dinner in his great paneled dining hall that evening. With it he had a bottle of Pol Roger and half a bottle of Chambertin. Two slight annoyances kept him from perfect enjoyment. One was the thought that it would be difficult to replace Ivan; the other was that his quarry had escaped him;
Mmmm.What an excellent meal!
The general made one of his deepest bows. "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.