"Rainsford held his breath. The general's eyes had left the ground and were traveling inch by inch up the tree Rainsford froze there, every muscle tensed for a spring. But the sharp eyes of the hunter stopped before they reached the limb where Rainsford lay; a smile spread over his brown face."
He is nervous
"I must keep my nerve. I must keep my nerve."
He is confused
"Rainsford, if you are within my voice, as I suppose you are, let me congratulate you. Not many people know how to make a Malay Mancatcher. Luckly for me, I, too, have hunted in Malacca."
The narrator is clearly nervous because he doesn't want to get caught. The hunt starts and he is trying to keep himself calm by repeating to himself that he needs to keep his nerve. He is also in a life or death situation so he is saying this to remind him to keep going.
He is happy
The narrator is nervous because he sees the general and tenses up. ass the general scans up the tree he stops at him, smiles and walks away. after that the narrator wonders why he smile and walked away.
He is Patiant
The narrator has set up a trap to injure or kill the general but the first part of the trap missed but the second part worked and injured the general.
He is angry
"I am still beast at bay. Get ready, general Zaroff."
"I see. Splendid! One of us has to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed/ on guard, Rainsford."
The narrator set another trap to catch the general. When the general came to look for him, he brought a dog with him. When Rainsford hear a sharp cry, he assumed it was the general but it was the dog. The general was standing 3 feet away from the pit.
"He heard a sharp scream of pain as the pointed stakes found their mark. He leaped up from his place of concealment. Then lowered back. three feet from the pit a man was standing, with an electronic torch in his hand."
The narrator is anxious because he has a plan to surprise the general in his house when the general thought he was still out there in the woods. Rainsford finds a way in and hides behind curtains
"A man, who had been hiding in the curtains of the bed, was standing there."
The conflict between Zaroff and Rainsford rises again as they meet again after the hunt. The narrator wants to hurt Zaroff because he wants to end this all and stop Zaroff from hunting people all because Rainsford doesn't agree with Zaroff's idea of hunting. But we can assume after this that they have a sword fight after this.