Rainsford wins the game and kills Zaroff “ ‘I congratulate you,’ he said. ‘ You have won the game.’ ... ‘ 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 into a better bed, Rainsford decided.” (Connell 13).
Man vs. Man “ He paused, almost beneath the tree, dropped to his knees and studied the ground. Rainsford’s impulse was to hurl himself down like a panther, but he saw that the general’s right hand held something metallic— a small automatic pistol.” (Connell 11).
Man vs. Nature “ He lunged for it; a short, hoarse cry came from his lips as he realized he had reached too far and had lost his balance. The cry was pinched off short as the blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea closed over his head.” (Connell 2).
Man vs. Nature“Then, as he stepped forward, his foot sank into the ooze. He tried to wrench it back, but the muck sucked viciously at his foot as if it were a giant leech. With a violent effort, he tore his feet loose. He knew where he was now. Death Swamp and its quicksand.” (Connell 11).