It all started out with Rainsford sailing on a boat to a destination to hunt, he later heard gunshots and fell off his boat and swam towards the noise, to an island, where he found a big house with so much light.
Rainsford meets General Zaroff and gets invited into the home to get something to eat. Zaroff offers Rainsford a place to sleep and also invites him to go hunting with him the next day.
The next morning General Zaroff send Rainsford off hunting, to which the title "The Dangerous Game" comes to play. Rainsfords has three days to escape, coming to the end of the story Rainsford makes it to the ocean and has a chance to leave but he returns to the house and shoots Zaroff.