Whitney and Rainsford were on their way to Rio on a yacht to go hunt. Rainsford was on the balcony of the yacht and he heard gunshots in the distance. He stood up along the rail to try to see better, He lit his pipe then he dropped it and he leaned to grab it and fell off the yacht into the sea.
As he fell off the yacht he was yelling and screaming for dear life but nobody heard him and by that time he was in the water. He was floating in the sea and he saw a island that the gunshots came from so he was thinking should I try to go there or swim to the yacht. So he tried swimming to the yacht first then ended up going to the island.
He was gasping for breath for the last couple feet until the island. When he arrived to the island he set up camp in the woods until the next morning. When he woke up he was walking around and saw this great big house so he stopped there. When he knocked on the door a big body guard was standing there. He asked, "what do you want?" He said, "Can I stay here?"
Rainsford began to talk to him as they were eating. Zaroff asked Rainsford, "why are you here?" He said, "to hunt." Zaroff said, "oh so you like to hunt." Rainsford said, "yes." Zaroff said, "I used to then it got so easy." Rainford said, "so what do you hunt now?" He said, "the biggest game." Rainford said, "which is what?" He said, "Humans."
They got to talking and Zaroff said, "me and you are going to hunt tomorrow." Rainsford said, "no." Zaroff said, "then you shall dare to play my game." Which is? You have to survive on my island for three days with only a knife. So he played the game. He survived three days without being killed.
General Zaroff said, "great job you have beat me." So know you have to kill me because I said, "One of us is dying at the end. And since you beat my game you have to kill me." So rainsford killed him and slept in the generals nice comfy bed for that night.