Witney and Rainsford were traveling to rio to jagwire hunt. they where sitting on the back of the boat and rainsford was smoking his pipe. witney went to his room on the boat to go to sleep. rainsford sits out for a while and hears three gunshots he immediately goes to the edge to check it out, his pipe falls and he goes in with it trying to save it
After falling in the water he swims to shore he fines a machine and knocks on the floor when he arrives he meets a fan of his hunting books and the general offers him dinner. at dinner the general tell hims he hunts a different species, humans.
The general tells him he wants to hunt him and the only way is aloud off the island is to survive being hunted for three days. if he doesn't accept the challenge rainsford would be tortured by the generals massive assistant.
The hunt goes on for days rainsford ends up wonding the general several times he also killed his assitant and a few of his best dogs. after being wondeded the genral decides he will go back to heal and rest rainsford decideds his only chance is to get the before him
While the general walks back through the thick jungle rainsford swims he knows it would be much quicker he ends up beating him and when the general goes to his room he is surprised to see rainsford
The general tells him only one man will survive and he also states the winner will sleep in his massive bed while the loser would be fed to the dogs. to say the least rainsford had never slept better in his entire lifetime.