Rainsford is on the deck of a yacht talking to Whitney. After Whitney goes below deck Rainsford starts smoking his pipe. The Yacht then hits a wave and his pipe falls into the ocean. Rainsford falls into the water to look for his pipe and ends up falling into the ocean.
After he falls into the water the yacht keeps driving away and Rainsford is stranded in the water. After a while of swimming Rainsford hears the sound of a gunshot and swims even harder in the direction of the sound. After many more hours of swimming he arrives on and island to fall upon a mysterious large chateaou.
At the mansion Rainsford meets General Zaroff and his butler Ivan. Rainsford has supper with the General. The next morning Rainsford realizes that the General hunts humans instead of animals.
During breakfast Rainsford realizes that he will have to be hunted if he wants to survive. He is told that he will be hunted for 3 days and will have a 3 hour head-start. He is also told that the General has a pack of hunting hounds that he will use to hunt him with.
While Rainsford is hiding in the island he tries to confuse the General with a twisted path, but the General finds out where he is hiding anyways. Rainsford then moves his hiding place and sets up a trap. The trap goes of but only to kill the General butler Ivan.
Rainsford escapes the general by jumping of a cliff into the sea. a while later while the general is getting ready to go to bed Rainsford appears in his room. Rainsford then kills the General and sleeps in his bed.