Whitney and Rainsford are traveling on boat to go jaguar hunting. That night Rainsford heard a gun shot that startled him. His pipe fell off of the boat and as he went to grasp it, he fell off of the boat and swam to the nearest island.
After falling in, Rainsford swims to Ship Trap Island and meets Ivan, the mansion's body guard. He introduced Rainsfored to General Zaroff, and then the general informs Rainsford that he hunts humans.
General Zaroff is insisting that Rainsford hunt with him. As Rainsford persisted on not doing it, the general challened him. He told Rainsford to set off on the island and if he wasn't found in three days, or escaped the island before he killed him, he could be set free of him and sleep in his mansion.
When he sets off he makes smart traps to trip up General Zaroff, but the general keeps out smarting him. Rainsford then remembers an old trap that he had learned once. So he grabbed his knife and made the trap. As the trap killed the animals he jumpped off of the cliff and escaped.
General Zaroff was puzzled to see Rainsford in his room. He asked him how he got there and Rainsford explained his trap and about the cliff. General Zaroff looked down and saw his pack that was now deceased.
The general told Rainsford that someone had to pay for the death of his pack, and someone got to sleep in the bed in the mansion. Rainsofrd had taken the victory that night.