Sanger Rainsford and his hunting partner Whitney are traveling on the river to hunt the legendary giant cat of that region, the jaguar.
Rainsford listens to cannon shots, loses his pipe and when trying to recover it falls out of his boat in the Caribbean sea and swim to an island where he meets Zaroff (the general).
He decided to live on an island where he could capture shipwrecked and send them to the jungle to turn them into their prey.
Reinsford manages to wound the general on one shoulder, to scape the general, Rainsford throws himself off a cliff.
Zaroff believes that Rainsford has committed suicide and returns home.
"The Most Dangerous Game", also published as "The Hounds of Zaroff", is a short story by Richard Connell, first published in Collier's on January 19, 1924. The story features a big-game hunter from New York City who falls off a yacht and swims to what seems to be an abandoned and isolated island in the Caribbean, where he is hunted by a Russian aristocrat. The story is inspired by the big-game hunting safaris in Africa and South America that were particularly fashionable among wealthy Americans in the 1920s.
The story has been adapted numerous times, most notably as the 1932 RKO Pictures film The Most Dangerous Game, starring Joel McCrea and Leslie Banks, and for a 1943 episode of the CBS Radio series Suspense, starring Orson Welles.
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In "The Most Dangerous Game," we meet Zaroff and Rainsford. Rainsford is a hunter who is travelling to the Amazon in order to hunt a jaguar. However, he falls overboard and ends up in a semi-deserted island, where Zaroff lives. Zaroff is also a hunter, but he informs Rainsford that he prefers to hunt humans, as they are a lot more interesting. He tells Rainsford that if he is able to avoid being hunted for three days, he will regain his liberty. Although Rainsford does so, and Zaroff accepts not to hunt him anymore, the story implies that Rainsford ends up killing Zaroff and winning the "game."
Rainsford falls off his boat in the Caribbean on the way to a hunting trip and he swims to an infamous island. He finds a large mansion and meets a man called General Zarroff. Rainsford then discovers that Zarroff is a canibal and hunts humans for game. Rainsford is pursued by Zarroff for three days until Zarroff is killed by Rainsford's cleverness in escaping from his tracking skills.
Rainsford, a big game hunter, is traveling to the Amazon by boat. He falls overboard and finds himself stranded on Ship Trap Island. Rainsford finds a large home where Ivan, a servant, and General Zaroff, a Russian aristocrat, live. They take Rainsford in. However, he soon learns that to leave, he must win a game where he is the hunted. Rainsford must survive for three days. He sets three traps to outwit the general, Ivan, and his bloodthirsty hounds. Cornered, Rainsford jumps off a cliff, into the sea. He survives the fall and awaits for Zaroff in his house. The two men duel when Rainsford ambushes Zaroff. Zaroff was killed and fed to the hounds. In the end, Rainsford exclaimed how he has never slept more soundly in his life.
Word Count: 130