Introduction Rainsford and Whitney are on the yacht talking about Rio, hunting, and the mysterious Ship Trap island.
Exposition Rainsford stays out for a smoke before going to bed, while out he falls off the yacht. The yacht is so far gone he cannot catch up so Rainsford decides to starts swimming towards an island.
Rising Action Rainsford meets general Zaroff. The general invites Rainsford in to stay the night, when they are sat down for supper they discuss hunting. The general says he is bored of natural hunting game. Zaroff tells Rainsford about his newly discovered 'game', humans. Then general sends Rainsford out to be hunted.
Climax Zaroff lets Rainsford survive the first night after he successfully hurts the general. The second night Rainsford kills one the the generals dogs, and on the third night Rainsford kills Ivan, general Zaroff's guard.
Falling Action Rainsford jumps into the sea and swims back to general Zaroff's castle.
Conclusion While general Zaroff is getting ready for bed, Rainsford sneaks out ready to attack him. Zaroff is impressed with how well Rainsford survived the game. Rainsford attacks the general and sleeps peacefully in the generals bed.