What three tricks does Rainsford use to elude Zaroff?

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Initially, Rainsford runs in circles through the forest in an attempt to confuse General Zaroff as he searches for his trail. Rainsford then climbs up a tree and spends the night in the branches hoping to avoid the general. However, Rainsford is horrified to discover that General Zaroff has easily...

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Initially, Rainsford runs in circles through the forest in an attempt to confuse General Zaroff as he searches for his trail. Rainsford then climbs up a tree and spends the night in the branches hoping to avoid the general. However, Rainsford is horrified to discover that General Zaroff has easily followed his false trails and is keeping him alive for another day of hunting. Rainsford then climbs down the tree and creates a Malay mancatcher by balancing a huge dead tree and attaching it to a trigger, which almost kills the general. When the general leaves to repair his wounded shoulder, Rainsford creates a Burmese tiger pit by digging a deep ditch, placing sharpened spikes at the bottom of the pit, and covering the pit to conceal the spikes. Fortunately for Rainsford, one of Zaroff's best dogs dies after falling into the Burmese tiger pit. Rainsford then recalls a trap he learned from Uganda and fashions his hunting knife to a young, springy sapling, which he holds back using a wild grapevine before jumping into the ocean and swimming to Zaroff's chateau. The trap Rainsford created ends up killing Ivan, and Rainsford survives his three days on Ship-Trap Island.

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Aside from the initial doubling back several times to confuse the path and then hiding in a tree (an attempt that does not work because Zaroff is just playing with Rainsford), Rainsford develops three traps to escape Zaroff.  First, Rainsford rigs a trap that when Zaroff trips it, a dead tree will fall on the latter.  When that does not work, Rainsford then digs a pit with sharp sticks in the Death Swamp, and covers the opening with branches and weeds.  The second trap fails as well, killing only one of Zaroff's dogs, so Rainsford attempts a third method:  he affixes a knife to a sapling, to cut Zaroff when he follows the path.  However this fails as well, killing Ivan instead of Zaroff.  Yet, Zaroff manages to avoid all three tricks.

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