whitney and rainsford are on a yacht traveling to rio to hunt jaguars. whitney went to bed and rainsford stayed up to smoke a pipe. rainsford then heard 3 gunshots and leaned over the side of the boat when his pipe fell and he reached out and he fell over.
rainsford swam to shore and slept for a couple of hours when sleep regained his energy. rainsford went the direction of the shots thinking where there are guns there are men. it was dark when rainsford came upon the house and he seen a huge man holding a revolver in his direction luckly a nice man stopped him and he let rainsford stay there
rainsford had dinner with zaroff and talked about hunting . zaroff revealed to rainsford that he hunted men and wanted him to join him for the hunt. rainsford said no and left for bed
zaroff told rainsford that he was going to hunt him and if he didn't ivan had different ways and most people took the hunt. rainsford had 3 hours to run. rainsford's first night he slept in a tree.
zaroff brought his hunting dog but rainsford set a trap he dug a hole and made spikes and put them in there and killed zaroff's hunting dog. rainsford ran again that night and hid in tree. the next day he made trap that killed ivan and rainsford ran, that night and escaped into the ocean.
Zaroff headed home and had dinner and went to bed where rainsford was waiting. zaroff said 'I congratulate you," he said. "You have won the game." . "I am still a beast at bay," 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 this very excellent bed. On guard, Rainsford." . . . He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided.