In the beginning Rainsford is out on the deck of the yacht in pitch black night. Then he hears gunshots and stepps up on the side to look but drops his pip and when he leans he falls in.
After discussing hunting at dinner with Zaroff a man who's house Rainsford found, he found out he was going to be the next one hunted by Zaroff
On the first night Rainsford made a difficult trail to follow and then clibed a tree to sleep. the next morning General Zaroff figured out his trail and was going to see him but stopped before he reached him. leading to Rainsford becoming scared.
On the 3rd night Rainsford set a snare and it killed Ivan who had the dogs with him.
On night 3 Rainford Tricks Zaroff into thinking he won by diving into the sea. but what Zaroff didnt know is he was swimming back to the house.
When Zaroff comes home from the wonderful hunt he goes to his bedroom after dinner to find Rainsford, they have a dual and Rainsford won.