"I'm Sanger Rainsford of New York... I fell off a yacht. I am hungry."
Rising Action #1
"Me he made me a hunter. My hand was made for the trigger, my father said."
Rising Action #2
"I hunt the scum of the earth: sailors from tramp ships..."
Rainford leaves on his yacht for is hunting trip which on the way he passes by ship trap island. When trying to get a better look at the island he falls of the yacht and swims to ship trap island where he meets Zaroff.
Rising Action #3
"Tonight, said the general, we will hunt-you and I. "
After Zaroff meets Rainford he begins to introduce himself and tells him how he is a very experienced hunter and loves the sport.
"They would be on him any minute now. In his mind worked frantically...he ran for his life."
After conversing with Zaroff he reveals that he has gotten bored of hunting animals and hunts humans because of the greater challenge they present.
"For some minutes he stood regarding the blue-green expanse of water. He shrugged his shoulders. Then be sat down..."
After telling Rainford of all that he does on the island with challenging stranded sailors to a hunt, he challenges Rainford to a hunt. Rainford refuses but after being given his options he expects the challenge and uses all his skill of hunting to outsmart Zaroff
After putting Zaroff through multiple of his hunting traps and failing he was left with two choices. He could either stay where he was and await the inevitable or he could hold on to the hope of living and run for his life. The make the choice to run.
After Zaroff watched Rainford escape the island through the ocean he expected his failure and had a relaxed end to the day. He eat a good dinner and left to go to his bed.