Captin Neilson, Whitney, and Rainsford are traveling on a yacht to Rio. Rainsford and Whitney are planning to hunt jaguars in the Amazon.
Along their journey, Rainsford fell off the yacht in the middle of the night and was left behind. Captain Neilson and Whitney were asleep, so they would not know Rainsford was missing until morning.
Rainsford woke up on an island, here meeting General Zaroff and Ivan. Rainsford is given a tour of General Zaroffs residence, clean clothes, and food. General Zaroff explains to Rainsford that his most dengerous "game" is humans.
Rainsford is trying to survive General Zaroffs "game". He is surprised with Zaroffs skills, and is trying any strategy to stay alive. Rainsford takes a chnace and jumps off a cliff.