Whitney and Rainsford were on a boat going to the amazon to hunt jaguars. They seen a mysterious island, but Whitney went to sleep anyway. Rainsford was smoking a pipe and they pipe fell into the water. So Rainsford went after it.
Rainsford swam to the nearby island and seen a huge castle like building with someone standing outside. They let Rainsford in and he seen another person.
The guy inside was General Zaroff and his guard was Ivan. General Zaroff spoke with Rainsford about hunting with him in the morning. He also mentioned that he hunted a different kind of species: humans.
The next morning Rainsford found out that he is going to be hunted by General Zaroff. Rainsford went out into the hunting grounds and hid from General Zaroff in the top branches of a tree.
Rainsford hid from General Zaroff for two days then on the third he ran from him and his pack of hunting dogs. Rainsford climbed into General Zaroff's Castle and hid from the general once again.
When General Zaroff finally came to his room, Rainsford came out and surprised him. Zaroff said only one come out of this room alive and who ever wins shall get to sleep in the bed. After fighting Rainsford came to conclusion that, the bed was the most comfortable bed that he has ever slept in.