What clues at the start of "The Most Dangerous Game" foreshadow danger for Rainsford?  

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There are numerous examples of foreshadowing in the beginning of "The Most Dangerous Game."  The darkness of the night is described by Rainsford as "thick warm blackness" and "moist black velvet"; the men on the boat are unable to see more than a few yards, at most.  In addition, the mention of the name of Ship-Trap Island and its accompanying superstitions clearly adds to the suspense felt from the from paragraph.  The conversation of Whitney and Rainsford quickly turns to hunting and sets the stage very well for the impending sound of gunshot.  Each of these details, as well as many others, foreshadows danger.

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