Rainsford and Whitney were heading to Rio to go Jaguar hunting on a boat. Them being in the Amazon meant that there was no way that they would be able to travel on land so boat was their best option. It was a peaceful night when Whitney decides to rest for the night, but Rainsford wanted to stay up and smoke his pipe. While smoking his pipe falls in and Rainsford goes in falling with his pipe.
Rainsford yells at the blur of light that is the boat for rescue but whitney was asleep. He knew there was no point trying to yell so he decides to save his energy to be able to swim. Then he hears gunshots and he knew gunshots meant men and men meant land so he swam towards the sound. Finally he reaches shore on what appears to be a island.
He finds a mansion and is told to come in, while the giant Ivan still stood there with his pistol out. The man in the mansion was general Zaroff.The General greeted him happily with a nice dinner and turns oiout he was a master hunter. He told Rainsford how all animals were beginning to bore him so he made something harder to hunt. He explained to Rainsford that he had made a ship trap for people and he would hunt them. He said to Rainsford how he wanted to hunt him and he would hunt for 3 days and only at night. The next morning rainsford was on the run.
On the first day rainsford had made a complicated path for Zaroff to hunt. He ended the first day in a tree with Zaroff smiling very happy with himself. It was a game of cat and mouse and rainsford was losing. On the second day Zaroff ran into one of Rainsford's traps and was injured. The last day Rainsford was met with dogs but he had made a siberian tiger trap and killed one dog. The giantess of a man who was Ivan ran into a knife trap and he was killed. Rainsford had to escape so he jumped off a cliff into the water.
On Zaroff's way back he noticed how all of his other dogs were now dead, he thought of something but declined it. He walked into his house ready to go to bed.
Zaroff may not have been able to kill Rainsford but he was pleased and went back to his mansion and got ready for the next day. Rainford had been hiding in the General's bedroom. Rainsford declared that only one of them would be sleeping in this bed tonight... The General said, "Then it is a duel indeed!"... He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided.