In "The Most Dangerous Game," in which sea has Connell set Ship-Trap Island?

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In "The Most Dangerous Game," Connell has set Ship-Trap Island in the Caribbean Sea.

At the beginning of the story, Whitney talks about Ship-Trap Island and a "moonless Caribbean night." Rainsford tells Whitney that he can't see the island itself. For his part, Whitney assures his hunting partner...

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In "The Most Dangerous Game," Connell has set Ship-Trap Island in the Caribbean Sea.

At the beginning of the story, Whitney talks about Ship-Trap Island and a "moonless Caribbean night." Rainsford tells Whitney that he can't see the island itself. For his part, Whitney assures his hunting partner that no one can see "four miles or so through a moonless Caribbean night." From the text, we can see that the two men are on the Caribbean Sea.

So, we can assume that Ship-Trap Island (which is supposedly nearby) is also set in the Caribbean Sea. We get further proof of this after Whitney retires for the night. Accordingly, Rainsford stays on the deck and smokes his pipe. Eventually, he hears a gun being fired three times in the distance. Since it's so dark, Rainsford can't see anything. So, he runs towards the rails and balances himself on them. While straining his neck to see where the loud sounds could have come from, Rainsford loses his pipe. As he lunges for it, he loses his balance altogether. So, he falls into the sea.

The text tells us that Rainsford's scream for help is cut off after the "blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea dosed over his head." Since Ship-Trap Island is located somewhere to the right of the yacht and the yacht is on the Caribbean Sea, it can be assumed that the island is set in the Caribbean Sea.

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Although author Richard Connell never specifically identifies the body of water through which Sanger Rainsford sails in "The Most Dangerous Game," he alludes to it early in the story. As Rainsford and Whitney discuss their voyage and the upcoming hunt, Rainsford comments on the darkness of the night.

"You've good eyes," said Whitney, with a laugh," and I've seen you pick off a moose moving in the brown fall bush at four hundred yards, but even you can't see four miles or so through a moonless Caribbean night."

The "moonless Caribbean night" identifies the body of water as the Caribbean Sea. The two men continue discussing their next hunt, where 

"It will be light enough in Rio," promised Whitney. "We should make it in a few days... We should have some good hunting up the Amazon.

From the Caribbean, they will apparently sail along the Atlantic coast on their way to South America and to Rio de Janeiro, after which they plan to hunt along the Amazon River.

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"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell starts on a boat and ends on an island. The island is informally called "Ship-Trap Island" by sailors who routinely pass it, as the island has a reputation that wayward ships are regularly wrecked on its shores. (We discover later, of course, that the ships wreck on the rocks because they are tricked into doing so by General Zaroff.)

The ship's captain is Whitney, and his most important passenger is Sanger Rainsford. They are passing the island at night, but Rainsford can see the outline of the island.

"You've good eyes," said Whitney, with a laugh," and I've seen you pick off a moose moving in the brown fall bush at four hundred yards, but even you can't see four miles or so through a moonless Caribbean night.... It will be light enough in Rio," promised Whitney. "We should make it in a few days."

This is the only substantial clue we have about where Connell set this mysterious island. Ship-trap Island is apparently set in the Caribbean Sea, which is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean. 

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As the protagonist, Sanger Rainsford of New York City, and his friend Whitney sit on board the ship that is a few days from Rio de Janeiro, they talk of hunting the jaguar. They also converse about the large island off to the right that is "rather a mystery," according to Whitney. Even the old Swedish captain is suspicious of the place that is located on the Caribbean Sea.

As Rainsford watches in the dark on the afterdeck, he hears the report of a gun three times. When he stands on the railing of the boat, he leans too far and falls. 

The cry was pinched off short as the blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea closed over his head.

Rainsford fights this sea until her reaches a shore, where he passes out from fatigue.

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