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What were three tricks Rainsford used to elude Zaroff in "The Most Dangerous Game"?

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cldbentley | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted August 13, 2008 at 2:30 AM (Answer #1)

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In order to elude Zaroff and his henchman, Ivan, Rainsford used several tricks.  The first trick he used was to create a trail that would be difficult to follow; the trail looped and doubled back on itself.  Rainsford also slept and hid from Zaroff in a large tree.  In addition, Rainsford built a trap from a dead tree (Ivan was injured), dug another trap in the swamp, created a third trap by tying his knife to a sapling, jumped into the ocean, and returned to Zaroff's home to wait for him.Rainsford played Zaroff's game intelligently and ultimately won.

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