"A big tree with a thick trunk and outspread branches was nearby...he climbed up into the crotch."
"Rainsford had dug himself in France when a seconds delay meant death."
"The Most Dangerous Game" is a story about a man who was unfortunate enough to fall onto Ship Trap Island where the owner is crazy. Luckily Rainsford here is extremely intelligent, cunning, and athletic.
"You've done well Rainsford! Your Burmese tiger pit has claimed one of my best dogs!
Rainsford showed his athleticism when he climbed a tree to escape General Zaroff and sleep the night.
When Rainsford needed to find a way to trap an unsuspecting foe, he used his creative and cunning side to build a spike trap on a path.
"Rainsford! How did you get here?"
"Swam, I found it quicker than walking through the jungle."
Rainsford managed to take one of General Zaroff's dogs with his spike pit.
Being the intelligent man he is, Rainsford swamp back to Zaroffs chateau instead of walking in order to miss guide him.
This resulted in Rainsford out smarting Zaroff, and ultimately winning due to his athleticism, intelligent mind, and cunning craft.