In the exposition Rainsford falls off the boat and hears noises coming from an island which causes him to swim to it and get shelter and sleep for the night
In the inciting incident, He learned about the game and realized what it really meant. He also finds out when zarof says me and you are hunting together it means that Rainsford isn't the hunter he is the one getting hunted.
Rainford was being hunted by the General so Rainford makes traps to kill or buy time so he would not be killed by the General. The General got hurt by one of his traps and one killed one of his dogs and killed Ivan.
the dogs were on his tail and no other option than to jump off the cliff so he did and it gave him a quick route back to the house.
In the falling action of the story it tells us that rainsford was hiding behind the curtains at zarrofs house waiting on him to get home.When zaroff walked into his room rainsford was waiting and they had a duel.
In the resolution, he ends up winning and taking care of zoraff and sleeps peacefully in the bed.