"20 ft below him the sea rumbled and hissed. Rainsford hesitated. He heard the hounds. Then he leaped far out into the sea..."
Rainsford! How in God's name did you get here?
"General Zaroff had an exceedingly good dinner in his great paneled dining hall that evening."
One to the dogs, one to the bed
I congratulate you. You won the game.
"In his library he read, to soothe himself, from the worksof Marcus Aurelius."
Time to sleep
"At ten he went up to his bedroom...Then he switched on the light. A man, who had been hiding in the curtain of the bed, was standing there. Rainsford! Screamed the General. How in gods name did you get here?
"The General sucked in his breath and smiled. I congradulate you, he said. You have won the game. Rainford did not smile . I amstill a beast at bay, he said in a low, hoarse voice. Get ready, General Zaroff. The General made one of his deepest bows. I see, he said. Splendid! One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed.
I see. Splendid! One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in this very excellent bed.
I am still a beast at bay. Get ready, General Zaroff.
"He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided."