Rainsford is a hunter and is on a boat heading to Rio. He hears gunshots in the distance and is interested. He falls off the boat and swims towards Ship Trap Island!
Rainsford finds a building where he meets Ivan, a large servant, and General Zaroff. Zaroff invites Rainsford inside and offers him clothes, food, and rest!
Zaroff explains to Rainsford how he has hunted many different types of animals. He says that he is a born hunter and is now bored with hunting basic animals because they aren't dangerous.
Rainsford learns that Zaroff hunts and murders humans, and he wants to leave the island. However, the only way for Rainsford to leave is to win a game where he is being hunted.
Rainsford is being hunted for three days by Zaroff, Ivan, and his hounds. During the hunt, Rainsford set up three traps. The traps worked on a hound and Ivan. However, none of the traps worked on Zaroff.
Rainsford is cornered on a cliff, and his only option is to jump into the sea. He survives the fall and swims towards Zaroffs house. Rainsford waits for Zaroff to return.