Rainsford is being hunted by the general, and hears footsteps coming through the woods so he hides up in a tree to avoid being caught by Zaroff. Rainsford doesn't understand why hes hunting people instead of animals, rainsford is scared the generl is going to find and kill him.
Rainsford is fast thinking
According to Zaroff, not many people can make a Malay Mancatcher. Rainsford is also the most difficult person he's played this "game with". AKA murder. He made the mancatcher and Zaroff get hit in the shoulder, shrugged it off and walked away from rainsford. Zaroff even told him congradulations on it.
Rainsford is relevied
"Then he felt an impulse to cry aloud with joy; for he had heard the sharp crackle of the breaking branches give way; he heard a sharp scream of pain as the pointed steaks found their mark. He leaped up from his place of concealment. Then he coward back. Three feet from the pit a man was standing, with an electric torch in his hand." Rainsford thought he caught the general, when he really caught the generals best hound.
"His mind worked frantically. He slide down the tree. He caught a hold of a springy young sapling and to it he fastened his hunting knife. with the blade pointing down the trail. Then He ran for his life. The hounds raised their voices as they reached the fresh sent" Rainsford has to think fast, so he remembered a trick he used in Uganda.
"Splendid!' One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds, The other will sleep on this very excellent bed. On guard , Rainsford. " After the three long days of hunting, Rainsford had finally won the game, while Zaroff was fed to the dogs. Rainsford did not like murdering, but yet somehow in the end, he became the murderer.