What is a simple summary of "The Most Dangerous Game?"

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"The Most Dangerous Game" is available to read for free on several websites, such as the one listed below. Here is a brief summary.

Rainsford , a famous big-game hunter, falls off his ship and is washed ashore on a seemingly deserted island. He finds a chateau...

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"The Most Dangerous Game" is available to read for free on several websites, such as the one listed below. Here is a brief summary.

Rainsford, a famous big-game hunter, falls off his ship and is washed ashore on a seemingly deserted island. He finds a chateau owned by General Zaroff, another hunter who has traveled the world looking for challenge. Zaroff claims to be bored with animals and reveals that he uses the island for hunting humans, since they make a more interesting hunt. Rainsford is appalled and demands to leave; Zaroff instead chooses him for his next hunt. Rainsford uses his considerable knowledge of woodcraft and hunting to evade Zaroff, but Zaroff tracks him down anyway; to his surprise, Zaroff leaves without "finding" him, to prolong the hunt. Rainsford sets traps and kills a dog and Zaroff's servant; in desperation, Rainsford leaps into the ocean rather than be killed. Zaroff, returning to his chateau, finds Rainsford in his bedroom; they fight and Rainsford wins, ending with the classic line: "He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided" (Connell).

 

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