Rainsford and his friend Whitney are discussing hunting on the way to Rio in the yacht. Whilst on the yacht they come across Ship-Trap Island, Whitney then explains to Rainsford why it has that name.
Whitney hit the hay then Rainsford is startled by gun shots. Rainsford fell off the yacht reaching for his pipe that had slipped out of his hands moments after the shots. Once in the water he swims towards where the gun shots came from eventually reaching the island. Once on the Island he finds a 22 cartridge on the ground.
Rainsford saw a big chateau in the distance, once at the door he knocks. A big mysterious man opens the door wondering how he got onto the island. Once well acquainted the man invites him in for dinner they share the same love for hunting and go on to discuss the meaning behind Ship-Trap Island.