The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Edward Connell

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In "The Most Dangerous Game," please comment on one section of the story that creates a foreboding atmosphere.

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You might want to focus on how even before Rainsford arrives at the island, the author makes every effort to create a foreboding atmosphere and foreshadow the terrible events that occur on the island. One way he does this is to discuss the sailors' superstitions and worries about the island itself. Note how the author achieves this:

Yes, even that tough-minded old Swede, who'd go up to the devil himself and ask him for a light. Those fishy blue eyes held a look I never saw there before. All I could get...

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