Isn't that island the real creepy one that you are supposed to stay away from??
I hunt humans.
What did I get myself into?!?
How can I be sneaky and trick him??
Whitney and Rainsford are on a yacht going to Rio to hunt jaguar. After being up scared about the mysterious island, Whitney goes to bed. Rainsford hears gunshots so he goes to the edge of the yacht to look, and ends up falling off.
Rainsford ends up swimming to the island and comes upon a big house. He knocks on the door and meets General Zaroff. Everything is good, they sit down have dinner, but then Zaroff tells Rainsford that he hunts humans.
Zaroff tells Rainsford that they are going to going hunting the next day. He then gives Rainsford a hunter's knife, sack of food, and the proper hunting clothes, and then gives him a three hour head start, and the hunt begins. Rainsford heads out into the woods and tries to find a good hiding spot. He tries to make a tricky trail for Zaroff to follow by walking in circles basically.
Rainsford eventually got tired of looking and leaving a tricky trail, so he decides to find a spot that will work for a few hours. He decides to try to climb a tree and rest on one of the branches high in the air. He never fell asleep, knowing he could be found and new wake up again, but he does rest. That's until he hears footsteps in leaves, so he looks down and sees Zaroff, he doesn't make a move. Zaroff looks up the tree and then laughs, blows a puff of smoke, and leaves.
Phew! I'm tired.
IS THAT ZAROFF?!?
Now Rainsford knows that Zaroff is very smart and experienced that he can follow a very confusing trail in the dark, so Rainsford has to be sneaky. He goes to the quicksand, but catches himself before getting stuck, he decides to dig really deep down and make a secret trap. So when Zaroff follows the trail later in the story, he falls in it. Rainsford sets up another trap with his knife, and when the guard walks by it, he got stabbed and died. Then Zaroff lets his dogs loose and have them hunt Rainsford, but he runs as fas as he can and jumps in the ocean.
He stays in the water for awhile and them swims to the house and gets there before Zaroff even knew he wasn't in the woods. He waits there until Zaroff comes up to go to bed and surprises him. They fight and Rainsford ends up winning, and sleeps in the bed, he won the game.