Whitney and Rainsford (the hunters) are sitting peace fully on the yacht heading to Rio when Whitney decides to get some rest.
Rainsford sits by the balcony smoking his pipe. He hears gunshots. This noise startles him and he drops his pipe overboard. He leans over the edge to catch the fallen pipe but he leans over too far and then falls overboard along with the pipe.
Splash! Now rainsford has begun swimming after the yacht. He swims after it until it races out of sight. He swims the the very island he heard gunshots from. He´s wet and very hungry.
He comes upon this huge house. He knocks on the door. A big man answers. He makes his plead with the man and he allows him in. The gray haired man claims he knows Rainsford his name was General Zaroff. General sat Rainsford down at the table. He offers they go hunting.
The General confessed that he will be hunting they will be hunting each other for 3 days. If Rainsford wins he gets the bed and do whatever he wants with the rest. If he loses he dies.
The first night goes good. Rainsford survives he sleeps well. The next night he ties the knife he was given to a tree and that killed the dog that was going to harm him. He snuck into the Generals house that night and killed him. He that night for that he has killed the great General.