A man, Rainsford, is an a boat making the journey to an island where he plans to hunt.
Rainsford hears a series of gun shots and stands on the railing of the boat to get a better look. He drops his pipe and tries to catch it. He end up falling in.
Rainsford swims to a nearby island. While on the Island he meets a very strange man who is very passionate about hunting whose name was General Zaroff.
Rainsford and General Zaroff discuss hunting and Rainsford discovers that Zaroff is hunting something very strange and disturbing- Humans.
Zaroff makes Rainsford take part in his game. Rainsford is able to outwit Zaroff and "win" the game throughout the three days.
Rainsford shows up in Zaroff's room and scares him. He challenges him and says one of them will be fed to the dogs and the other will sleep in the bed. Rainsford says that is was the most comfortable bed he had ever slept in.