Rainsford was on boat with Whitney were on a boat to go hunt in the amazon to go hunt for jaguars when Rainsford heard a gunshot he fell in the water he managed to swim to the island where the gunshot came from.
Rainsford found a house and went to knock the second time he had knocked he was confronted with a large man who later he would later realize is a man named Ivan. The larger man was holding a gun to Rainsford's head.
General Zaroff a man who calls off Ivan and invites Rainsford in to his home. General Zaroff knows who he is and knows that he hunts animals and engages him in a friendly conversation about how he also hunts and that he has read Rainsfords book on hunting snow leopard.
While Zaroff and Rainsford were conversing Zaroff brought up the fact that he is a really good hunter and that he was getting bored of the alll the things he could hunt so he built his house on this island and now he hunts people for sport.
Zaroff states that he is going to hunt Rainsford and said he had till sun down before would come after Rainsford. Rainsford went into the jungle and made as many paths as possible so that Zaroff wouldn't be able to catch on to his trail.
Rainsford thought that it would be a good idea to set a trap so he dug a hole and put spikes at the bottom in the hopes that General Zaroff would fall into it but one his dogs fell in instead. Zaroff chased him down and Rainsford running for his life jumped off a cliff and he made into the water. Later Zaroff was getting ready for bed when Rainsford came out of the curtains and killed him in a fight to the death.