Rainsford was sailing with his friend Whitney, one dark night Rainsford was on the deck of the boat he was smoking his pipe and accidentally dropped it and leaned over it get it but then fell overboard.
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Rainsford has swam to an island, where he met a man named General Zaroff and his Cossack assistant named Ivan, the 3 men ate dinner and talked and was soon off to bed.
Once Rainsford is comfortable and ready for bed but he lays awake in bed thinking about what General Zaroff had told him, that he plays a sick little game the makes him hunt humans. Rainsford lays in bed thinking and cant sleep because there is someone outside his door walikg back and forth.
After an eventful night and day General Zaroff and Ivan are on the last attempt to kill Rainsford, Rainsford hear Ivan with the pack off dogs he builds a trap and kills Ivan, at the end of the day on the 3rd day Rainsford almost escapes the island.
Rainsford jumps into the sea to escape General Zaroff.
Rains ford shows up at General Zaroff's home and them Rainsford says " I'm still a beast at bay," then Rainsford pushes Zaroff out the window and kills him and then he sleeps in Zaroff's bed.