Whitney and Rainsford are relaxing on there yacht on the way to brazil. It was a long day and Whitney was tired so he went and fell asleep then Rainsford hears the distant ring of three gunshots. After hearing the gunshots Rainsford walked and got on the rail.
Rainsford stood on the railing and looked towards the sound of the gunshots. Rainsford took a puff of his pipe then it got knocked out of his mouth. Rainsford proceeded to try and catch but couldn't then he lost his balance and fell into the ravaging water and was forced to swim.
After finding the island he searches for the gunshots then finds a spot where something big had died and followed footprints. Rainsford searched for a entire day until he found a huge Chateau he thought it was a mirage until he touched a big iron gate. Rainsford knocked on the door and was met with a huge person holding a revolver to Rainsford's heart
After eating a wonderful meal Rainsford gets curious on what General Zaroff hunts. After a long monologue he asked General Zaroff what he hunted then Zaroff tells him humans then he asks Rainsford if he would like to hunt with him. Rainsford is disgusted and thinks its a joke and turns down the offer.
On the first day Rainsford makes a very hard and complicated track that he thought Zaroff couldn't follow but he did and let him live. The next day Rainsford made a Malay mancatcher and hits Zaroff's arm making him return home to get his wound fixed. The third day he made a burmese tiger pit and killed a dog then made a contraption to send a knife flying at Ivan and killed him.
Rainsford gets trapped and then jumps off of a cliff into water. Zaroff thinks Rainsford is dead and returns home for a nice meal. Rainsford had snuck into the house and waited in the bedroom for Zaroff and when he came in Rainsford killed him.