Rainsford tries to defeat Zaroff in five different ways. What are the result of each effort?The five efforts are: A.  Rainsford creates a different trail. B.  He makes a trap from a dead tree....

Rainsford tries to defeat Zaroff in five different ways. What are the result of each effort?

The five efforts are:

A.  Rainsford creates a different trail.

B.  He makes a trap from a dead tree.

C.  He digs a tiger pit.

D.  He makes a trap with a springy sapling and his knife.

E.  He leaps into the sea.

I want to know the result of them.

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Doubling the Trail.  Rainsford first decides to double back on his original trail, looping back again and again, before finding a large tree to spend the night. Believing no one could follow his "intricate" trail, he is surprised when Zaroff emerges directly under the branches in which he has been sleeping. But Zaroff suddenly turns and leaves, and Rainsford soon realizes that the Russian has deliberately allowed him to escape in order to continue the hunt.

The Malay Mancatcher.  Rainsford next creates a "Malay mancatcher," making a trap from a dead tree. But the trap only gives Zaroff a "glancing blow," and he retires to have his wound tended before returning to the hunt.

The Burmese Tiger Pit.  Avoiding the quicksand of the Death Swamp gives Rainsford the idea of digging a tiger pit. One of Zaroff's dogs falls to its death, but Zaroff avoids the pit.

The Ugandan Trick.  Utilizing a trick he had learned in Uganda, Rainsford attaches a knife to a sapling and then ties it down with grapevine. The knife finds its mark, killing Ivan, but still Zaroff continues on.

The Leap into the Sea.  Rainsford has two choices: Face the armed Zaroff or take his chances with the turbulent waters by diving into the rocky surf. Rainsford chooses the sea. He survives, swims back to Zaroff's chateau, and surprises him in his bedroom: The two men begin the hunt again, this time with Zaroff as the prey.

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