In the beginning of the story the main characters are Rainsford and Whitney. The setting of the story in the beginning is on a boat , and Rainsford and Whitney are talking about the up coming island that is mysterious.
In this scene Rainsford falls off of the boat because he heard gun shots and he wanted to see where thee gun shots were coming from so he went to the rail and dropped his pipe and he lunged for it and lost his balance and fell.He tried to get the yacht to hear him yell but there wasn't a chance they would hear him so he got left.
In this scene Rainsford swims to the mysterious island because he hears gun shots so there must be people that can help him. After he goes to the island he looks around and finds a big building and goes to it and a giant opens the door and Rainsford eventually goes in and meets General Zaroff. General Zaroff makes Rainsford feel welcome .
During this scene Rainsford knows the real General Zaroff, which he is a murder not a hunter. Rainsford is being hunted by Zaroff. Zaroff got bored just hunting animals so he decided to hunt humans and that human is Rainsford. Rainsford hides and sets traps but nothing seems to stop Zaroff escpecally when he brings the dogs. Rainsford decides to just hideas long as he can.
In this scene Rainsford is still hiding from Zaroff. Zaroff has his dogs with him and Ivan the gaint and Rainsford sets up a trap to get him but it only hurts the dogs and Ivan yet Zaroff is still standing. Zaroff went back to his house and Rainsford was going to go attack Zaroff. Rainsford walked in on Zaroff eating a nice dinner and then Zaroff said Rainsford won the game.