Off somewhere in the distance Rainsford could not see because it was pitch black and he herd three gun shoots. "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 falling off the Yacht."
Rainsford had found the Island that had the screams of the animal in terror."Bleak darkness was blacking out the sea and Jungle when Rainsford sighted the lights. He came upon them as he turned a crook in the coast line and his first thought was that he had come upon a village that had many lights." A man had pointed a gun at Rainsford but Rainsford explained he was hungry and needed food." The man introduced himself as General Zaroff and said i'll get you some food.
The general explained hes a hunter and wishes he can hunt with Rainsford tomorrow as a game but while they were talking Rainsford was being looked at funny by the general and was creeped out. The general explained that he had made a new animal to hunt it was humans. But Rainsford said "I refuse to believe that so modern and civilized a young man as you seem to be harbors romantic ideas about the value of human life, Surly you experiences in the war.
The game has began where Rainsford has three days to survive from the general from hunting him and has to hide from him. But he had packed supplies with him. He had hid behind a bush until the general left or went inside. General Zaroff could not find Rainsford."The hunter shook his head several times as if he were puzzled. Then he straightened up and took from his case one of his black cigarettes it pungent incense like smoke floated up to Rainsford's nostrils.
When the general left he climbed out of the tree and looked around then found himself into quicksand but he had remembered that the general had told him about it. Rainsford walked and his foot had sank into the ground he tried very hard to get it out. " with a violent effort he tore his foot loose he had found out where he was at Death Swamp and it's quicksand."
It had been about three days and he was ready to leave the island. " The general sucked in his breath and smiled I congratulate you he said you have one the game. Rainsford did not smile. I am still a beast at bay he said in a low hoarse voice. get ready General Zaroff. The General made one of his deepest bows I see he said. Splendid! 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 in a better bed Rainsford decided.