Other examples of foreshadowing in "The Most Dangerous Game":
"Don't talk rot, Whitney," said Rainsford. "You're a big-game hunter, not a philosopher. Who cares how the jaguar feels?"
Rainsford will soon find out for himself how it feels to be hunted. Later, after he has fallen overboard, he hears "the sound of an animal in an extremity of anguish and terror." But, there is something peculiar about the sound.
He did not recognize the animal that made the sound; he did not try to; with fresh vitality he swam toward the sound. He heard it again; then it was cut short by another noise, crisp, staccato.
"Pistol shot," muttered Rainsford, swimming on.
He will soon find out that the sound is not that of an animal, but a man.
After reaching the chateau, Rainsford shares a meal with General Zaroff, who the visitor notices is studying him carefully. When Rainsford remarks that the Cape buffalo is the most dangerous game of all, Zaroff disagrees.
For a moment the general did not reply; he was smiling his curious red-lipped smile. Then he said slowly, "No. You are wrong, sir. The Cape buffalo is not the most dangerous big game." He sipped his wine. "Here in my preserve on this island," he said in the same slow tone, "I hunt more dangerous game."
Rainsford expressed his surprise. "Is there big game on this island?"
The general nodded. "The biggest."
Rainsford will personally find out what this mysterious game is.