When Whitney tells rainsford he is off to bed Rainsford decides to stay up because he was not tired yet. As Rainsford tries to reach for his pipe, he loses his balance and falls off the ship.
When Rainsford looks for someone to help him he comes across a big building. When Rainsford knocks a strange man opens the door holding a pistol.
When Rainsford gets invited in he meets General Zaroff (who is also a hunter.) Zaroff tells Rainsford he loves to hunt. But he says he likes to hunt people, instead of animals.
When Zaroff asks Rainsford to hunt with him, Rainsford says no. Zaroff gives him one more chance and when his answer does not change , Zaroff tells him he will be the one to be hunted. And if he refused to be hunted he would go to ivan.