"Sleep did not visit Rainsford, although the silence of a dead world was on the jungle."
"Toward morning, when a dingy gray was varnishing the sky, the cry of some startled bird focused Rainsford’s attention in that direction."
Why would he turn back?
"Something was coming through the bush, coming slowly, carefully, The thing that was approachingwas a man. It was General Zaroff."
"He took from his case one of his black cigarettes;its pungent incenselike smoke floated up toRainsford’s nostrils. Rainsford held his breath. Very deliberately he blew a smoke ring into the air; then he turned his back on the tree and walked carelessly away."
"Rainsford’s second thought was even more terrible. Why had the general smiled? Why had he turned back? Th e general wasplaying with him!"
"He slid down from the tree and struck offagain into the woods."