The story starts on a yacht with whitteny and Rainsford talking about a mysterious island. Whitteny says that many sailors are afraid of the island. the conversation strays into hunting and Whitteny doesn't agree with Rainsford decisions saying how the animal must feel. Sooon Whitteny heads to bed and Rainsford is left on the ship deck alone
Rainsford hearing gunshots headed to the edge of the ship, he fell into the water and then stared swimming forward to the shore. Rainsford finally made it to shore but fell down a rocky hill hitting his head and sleeping till noon. Rainsford comes across a giant house where he met genarall zaroff and ivan whe were cossacks. Zaroff and Rainsford had dinner
Rainsford learns that Zaroff is also a hunter and more about his past. Zaroff tells Rainsford that he hunts people which rainsford is digusted by. He wakes up the next morning and quickly tells Zaroff he wants to leave but Zaroff as other ideas and give Rainsford no choice but to be hunted.
While being Hunted Rainsford sets up multiple traps but they never work on Zaroff. Rainsford is terrified so he jumps into the sea. Zaroff is behind him he assumes Rainsford is dead .
Zaroff heads back home. At home general Zaroff starts to relax and is only slightly annoyed about the death of one of his two dags and his best friend. When Zaroff goes into his bedroom he sees Rainsford hiding behind a curtain.
Zarofff tells Rainsford that they will fight. Rainsford ends up winning and killing General Zaroff and he sleeps soundly that night.