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The Most Dangerous Game

            This short story was called, " The Most Dangerous Game," written by Richard .
             It takes place on an island called '"'Ship-Trap Island.'"' It is called this because a light lures the ships unable to see in the dark there and falsely guiding them to their doom against the jagged rocks they are unable to see. The main characters in the story are Sanger Rainsford and General Zaroff. Sanger Rainsford is a hunter who is from New York. He thinks that hunting is the best sport in the world. He has even written a book on hunting snow leopards in Tibet. General Zaroff lives on Ship-Trap Island. He is tall with white hair, thick eyebrows, a black military mustache, bright black eyes, high cheek bones, and a sharp-cut nose. General Zaroff is also a hunter who has hunted every kind of game and all over the world. Ivan is a secondary character. He is huge, deaf, mute, and a Cossack. The huntees are the men who crash on the island.
             The story begins with two men on a ship and one of them is Sanger Rainsford. They are sailing by Ship-Trap island and he has an evil feeling about it. '"'There was no breeze. The sea was as flat as a plate-glass window. We were drawing near the island then. What I felt was a-a mental chill; a sort of sudden dread" Whitney is another fellow hunter who is traveling with Rainsford. He doesn't have much meaning in this story, you"ll find out why. Rainsford hears a pistol shot on the island and while he is leaning over the rail to see, he drops his pipe and in an attempt to catch it falls off the ship and swims to the island. He starts walking on the island and sees footprints and follows them to a castle like house. He knocks on the door and Ivan answers. He tells him he is Sanger Rainsford and General Zaroff comes and welcomes him. He invited him in to change his clothes and have a meal. While they are eating, General Zaroff talks about hunting, how he has hunted every game in every land and now he hunts the most dangerous game which he has stocked on his island.

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