Whitney and Rainsford are heading to Rio to Jaguar hunt. Whitney is heading to bed, Rainsford lit his pipe and stood on the deck of the ship. Suddenly Rainsford here's 3 gunshots in the distance. He leans over the side of the ship to here better and drops his pipe, after his pipe started to fall he tried to save it and fell in.
With all his might he yelled to try to get Whitney to here him, but it didn't matter. When he realized that it didn't matter he started to take slow and long strokes through the water. Rainsford felt like he had been swimming for hours. He saw something in the distance, it was an island.
He reached the island and found a trail that lead into the woods. The trail lead to a house, this was strange because it was in the middle of the woods on an island. He knocked on the door and a man named General Zaroff appeared.
General Zaroff said that he had read all of Rainsford's books. He had hunted everything there was to hunt and he got bored. General Zaroff told Rainsford that the only thing that's not boring to hunt is to humans. He told Rainsford that in the morning he would either be hunted by him or get whipped to death by Ivan.
When Rainsford woke up he was gave a hunting knife and 30 minutes to hide. He had to stay alive for 3 days straight to be released. He heard General Zaroff coming when he was in the woods so he covered himself up with leaves and small sticks. When General Zaroff walked away Rainsford knew that he would have to hide better.
3 days were finally over and he went to meet General Zaroff. When he got to general Zaroff he told him that Rainsford was the only one to survive the 3 days. General Zaroff said that they would battle and whoever won could sleep in the bed tonight. Rainsford said that the bed was the comfiest bed he's ever slept on.