He and his friend Rainsford are big-game hunters bound for a hunting trip in the Amazon River basin. As the yacht sails through the darkness, the two men discuss whether their prey actually feels fear.
Sailors have a curious dread of the place. I don't know why. Some superstition--" "Can't see it," remarked Rainsford, trying to peer through the dank tropical night that was palpable as it pressed its thick warm blackness in upon the yacht.
It's like moist black velvet. I hope the jaguar guns have come from Purdey's. We should have some good hunting up the Amazon. Who cares how a jaguar feels? The fear of pain and the fear of death. The world is made up of two classes--the hunters and the huntees.
Luckily, you and I are hunters. Do you think we've passed that island yet? Even cannibals wouldn't live in such a God-forsaken place. But it's gotten into sailor lore, somehow.
Didn't you notice that the crew's nerves seemed a bit jumpy today? Even Captain Nielsen--" "Yes, even that tough-minded old Swede, who'd go up to the devil himself and ask him for a light.
Those fishy blue eyes held a look I never saw there before.
Now, you mustn't laugh when I tell you this--I did feel something like a sudden chill. 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. But sometimes I think sailors have an extra sense that tells them when they are in danger.
Sometimes I think evil is a tangible thing--with wave lengths, just as sound and light have. An evil place can, so to speak, broadcast vibrations of evil.
Anyhow, I'm glad we're getting out of this zone. Well, I think I'll turn in now, Rainsford. See you at breakfast. Rainsford, reclining in a steamer chair, indolently puffed on his favorite brier.
The sensuous drowsiness of the night was on him. Off to the right he heard it, and his ears, expert in such matters, could not be mistaken. Again he heard the sound, and again. Somewhere, off in the blackness, someone had fired a gun three times. Rainsford sprang up and moved quickly to the rail, mystified.
He strained his eyes in the direction from which the reports had come, but it was like trying to see through a blanket.The Most Dangerous Game Summary - Plot Diagram EXPOSITION CONFLICT RISING ACTION Setting: Caribbean Sea/Ship Trap Island. The Most Dangerous Game Summary. By rebeccaray, Updated.
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That didn't work out well . Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” (or “The Hounds of Zaroff” if you want to be different) is one of the most popular short stories written in English. Ever. Ever. Teachers love it, because it's got a classic short story structure and lots of great irony.
Written in , “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, has grown to be one of the most popular short stories worldwide. It has sparked numerous adaptations as well as inspired other pieces of fiction, from poems and novels to film and TV.
"The Most Dangerous Game" By Richard Connell This page allows you to explore the short story "The Most Dangerous Game." *NOTE: The CONFLICT of a literary work in this plot map falls before the rising action and after the exposition.*. The Most Dangerous Game "The Most Dangerous Game," an adventure tale that pits two notorious hunters against one another in a life-and-death competition, is the story for which Richard Connell is best remembered.
First published in , the story has been frequently Plot Summary The celebrated hunter Sanger Rainsford, while aboard.