Connell has set Ship-Trap island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea.
Zaroff is able to finance his life style because he has invested heavily in the American securities when many noble Russians lost everything after the debacle in Russia. Also, because he was born in a rich family.
Zaroff promises Rainsford that he will let him go free, if Rainsford wins the hunt.
Lazarus ,which had followed a fellow to the “Death Swamp” zone, died because it fell into the quicksand.
Rainsford spends the first night of his hunt on a broad limb of a tree.
Zaroff’s father had 250,000 acres in the Crimea.
Zarroff suggests Rainsford to wear moccasins because they leave a poorer trail and Zarroff wants a harder task for his own entertainment.
The smile and the action of turning back caused Rainsford to believe that Zaroff knew where he was hiding. Also the action of letting the smoke to hit Rainsford nose, and looking up the tree but stopping right below where Rainsford is, suggests that Zaroff is playing with Rainsford. I agree with Rainsford because in the story it is said “ ...its pungent incense-like smoke floated up to Rainsford’s nostrils. Rainsford held his breath. The general’s eyes had left the ground and were traveling inch by inch up the tree..... But the sharp eyes of the hunter stopped before they reached the limb where Rainsford lay; a smile spread over his brown face.” This phrase gives a hint that Zaroff has sensed Rainsford’s existence.
Zaroff stock his island with “game” by making the ships to come for the “fake channel” where there are actually huge rocks which crush the ships once they approach. Then he uses the sailors as the “game”.
He gets killed by Rainsford and gets eaten by the hounds.
Zaroff congratulates Rainsford, in spite of being hurt, because he is impressed by Rainsford’s skill on making the Malay man-catcher since not many...