Rainsford, a hunter, was on a yacht, when he heard gun shots, he went to the rails to see, when he realized he could not see well he leaned over the rails, lost his balance and fell off the side of the yacht.
Rainsford swam until he got to rocks of an island. He heard gun shots, "where there is people there is food." So he walked on the shore until he came upon lights of an enormous building
Rainsford got the the building and lifted the knocker. A large man came out with a revolver pointing at rainsford. He then explains how he fell of a yacht. General Zaroff offers him clothes, food, and rest. When he was eating dinner he soon found out general Zaroff was a hunter, and the animal he hunted was humans, and that human was soon to be rainsford.
Rainsford and general Zaroff were now playing the game, Rainsford quickly went and ran loops after loops hoping that general Zaroff could not trace his footsteps. That night Rainsford stayed in a tree. It was morning and Rainsford heard something coming from the brush. It was general Zaroff. He looked up the tree until he got to the limb rainfsford was on and smiled, then rainsford knew that he was saving him for another days sport.
Zaroff went up to his bedroom after dinner that night. Rainsford was hiding behind the curtains when Zaroff went to look down at the courtyard. Rainsford then tells him that we swam rather than walking through the jungle. After the third day of hunting Raisford kills Zaroff.