We meet the protagonist Sanger Rainsford who is a famous big game hunter. We also meet Whitney Rainsford hunting partner and they mention the spooky island they are approaching. also the ships captain Neilson.
Rainsford falls off the ship and washes up on the sharp rocks of the spooky island. He meets the antagonist General Zaroff who is also a big game hunter but of humans. He starts to hunt Rainsford for fun.
Zaroff is hunting Rainsford but Rainsford out smarts him and kills one of his hunting dogs and his servant Ivan.
Rainsford jumps off a mountain and makes the reader and Zaroff believe he is dead.
Rainsford shows up in Zaroffs' bedroom and they fight it out to see who wins and gets to sleep in a comfortable bed.
Rainsford ends up winning and falls asleep in what was General Zaroffs' bed.