Rainsford and Whitney are on their way to Rio so they can hunt for jaguars. After Whitney goes to sleep Rainsford starts to relax relaxing. As they Pass Ship Trap island he hears gunshots. He moves to the edge of the boat but when another shot fires he falls in.
After Rainsford falls in he can either swim to the boat or the island. Knowing he will not catch the boat he swims to Ship Trap where he meets both General Zaroff and his "servant" Ivan. General Zaroff tells Rainsford he hunt a new kind of animal- people.
General Zaroff tells Rainsford that tomorrow they will hunt. Even when Rainsford says no General Zaroff does not take that for an answer. The day comes and Rainsford is up against General Zaroff and the prize is his own life.
As soon as Rainford leaves the castle the hunt begins. He goes through the jungle setting traps and leaving an impossible trail to follow. Rainsford even kills Ivan and claims the life of one of General Zaroff's dogs. When General Zaroff is right behind him Rainsford makes a decision that saves his life and he jumps off a cliff into the water.
After Rainsford jumps off a cliff he swims back to the castle. He is in General Zaroff's room and they duel for who gets to live and who is fed to the dogs. They fight until finally one of them loses.
After Rainsford wins General Zaroff is fed to the dogs. For that night Rainsford sleeps in General Zaroff's bed. It was the best sleep he had ever had.