The story begins with Raisnford falling off a yacht and he ends up on an island. He started looking around and found a mansion. He approached it and as he knocked on it someone came out to open the door.
THe main conflict in the story is Rainsford trying to survive while being hunted by Zaroff.
Rainsford walks into the mansion and sits down with Zaroff. Zaroff talks to him about his game of hunting people and asks him if he wants to play or not.
After days of being chased by Zaroff, Raisnford decides to jump off the cliff into the ocean due to him being chased by Zaroff's dogs.
Zaroff returns to his bedroom to see Rainsford there too. Even though Zaroff lost, he still kept his word about whoever lost would be fed to the hounds.
The resolution is when Rainsford ends up winning Zaroff's game and Zaroff ends up dying.