"I wanted an animal to hunt" said the general. "So I said 'what are the attributes of an ideal quarry the answer was of course it must have courage cunning and above all it must be able to reason"
Rainsford did not want to believe what his reason told him was true but the truth was as evidence as the sun that had by now pushed through the morning mist. The general was playing with him for another days sport
This last one takes out Ivan and Rainsford also manages to kill one of Zaroffs precious hounds.
The general made one of his deepest bows. "I see" he said. "Splendid One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in the very excellent bed. On guard "Rainsford".... He had never slept in a better bed Rainsford decided.