On their way to the Amazon on a boat in the Caribbean Sea for a hunting trip, Whitney and Rainsford discuss a myth of an island they pass by that Rainsford cannot see, and is believed to be Shiptrap Island.
Later that night, Rainsford heard 3 gun shots and while balancing himself on the rail to see where the sound was coming from, he slipped and fell off the boat.
Rainsford swims to the shore of Ship trap Island and comes upon a castle- like manor house and meets another hunter named General Zaroff.
After asking what kind of "game" is found on the Island, Rainsford discovered that General Zaroff abducts men from ships, trains them, and sends them around the island to be hunted. Zaroff challenges Rainsford to a hunt for his life.
Rainsford runs for his life and sets up traps to distract the General from catching him.
Rainsford finally outsmarts the General and kills him and in return wins both his life and a very nice bed.