Rainsford and his friend Whitney were taking the boat to Rio. It was night time and Whitney was sleeping and Rainsford heard three gunshots. He went to the edge of the boat to look around.
Rainsford was looking but couldn't see anything through the night. He went in closer to see better but as if he felt he was about to fall. He tried grabbing on a hold of something but that didn't work as he felt cold water touching his body
Rainsford is swimming to land because he could not the boat. It was getting more sunny se he could see a bit better. He finally reached land as he put wet knees on the sand lying there tired. He couldn't move anymore he thought to himself
Rainsford kept walking till he found a house or something. He found a cabin, knocked on the door a couple of times. No answer, Rainsford opened the door there was a guy with a gun.
"Don't be alarmed." Rainsford said. So the guy put the gun down. They got to know each other, sat down with each other and talked. His name is Zaroff, He is a hunter. Told Rainsford that he hunts for humans unless they can escape, so he is giving Rainsford a three hour start. If he was still alive in three days make to the cabin, he will be alive for the rest of his life.
Rainsford got out of there as quick as possible, scared to death. It was night time trying to sleep but his fear kept him up. Next thing he heard was gunshots and Rainsford ran for his life. He went into the water because that's all he could think of to stay alive. He kept swimming and swimming. He thought he had escape. Apparently he was right because he still alive.