Whitney and Rainsford are headed to Rio for a jaguar hunt. Whitney decides to go to bed, so Rainsford is left thinking about Ship Trap Island. He hears pistol shots from the island and goes to the deck. As he drops his pipe, he leans to get it but, he has leaned too far and fallen in.
No, I will not hunt humans with you.
When Rainsford falls in, he tries to keep up swimming with the ship but it is too fast. So, he decides to swim to Ship Trap Island. There, he finds a huge house, a mansion.
He knocks on the door, and a big man answers it with a gun pointed at Rainsford. Then, the owner of the mansion explains that Ivan, the man who answered the door was deaf, and then he recognizes Rainsford from the hunting books he writes. He quickly invites Rainsford inside for dinner.
As they are talking, General Zaroff says that he hunts a new find of species. Rainsford does not know what to think, so he asks what he means. Zaroff explains that he hunts humans by capturing them from their boats and gives them three days to live. He tells Rainsford that they will hunt together tomorrow.
I hunt a new species- HUMANS! And tomorrow we will go hunting together.
Rainsford, is put in the wilderness of the island, and given only a hunting knife and a pair of moccassins. He has to live for 3 days and he wins, but nobody has won before. He starts with 3 hours to get prepared. He barely survives the first day, barely the second, and barely the third.
Hmmmm.... I wonder what I should do...?
Since he survived, he won. But Zaroff does not know that yet. Rainsford sneaks into Zaroff's bedroom and shocks him. Rainsford is told that one of them will get to sleep in the bed and the other will die. So, after a long battle Rainsford gets the bed.