He flung himself down at the jungle edge and tumbled headlong into the deepest sleep of his life. I drink to a foeman worthy of my steel--at last. I always got my quarry. They're from the Spanish bark San Lucar that had the bad luck to go on the rocks out there. But as he forged along he saw to his great astonishment that all the lights were in one enormous building--a lofty structure with pointed towers plunging upward into the gloom. Poor specimens and more accustomed to the deck than to the jungle. There is no greater bore than perfection.
I was lying in my tent with a splitting headache one night when a terrible thought pushed its way into my mind. Nothing escaped those searching black eyes, no crushed blade of grass, no bent twig, no mark, no matter how faint, in the moss. Why had he turned back? Will you have another glass of Chablis, Mr. The hunter had his nerve with him to tackle it with a light gun. The lights of the chateau were out now, and it was dark and silent; but there was a fragment of sallow moon, and by its wan light he could see, dimly, the courtyard.
It seemed to Rainsford that the general was coming with unusual swiftness; he was not feeling his way along, foot by foot. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. I have but one passion in my life, Mr. It's like moist black velvet. In 1999, released a restored featuring an audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder.
If Rainsford can stay alive until sunrise, Zaroff promises him and Eve their freedom. The general was playing with him! He was dressed faultlessly in the tweeds of a country squire. He is unable to see anything through the murky darkness. Once he thought he heard stealthy steps in the corridor outside his room. Eve decides to go with Rainsford. I think I may say, in all modesty, that I have done a rare thing.
Once he reaches the safety of solid ground, he collapses into a deep sleep. He falls out of a window into the pack of his frenzied hunting dogs. Summary The story opens with a conversation between two men— and Rainsford. And hunting, remember, had been my life. He strained his eyes in the direction from which the reports had come, but it was like trying to see through a blanket. He leaped upon the rail and balanced himself there, to get greater elevation; his pipe, striking a rope, was knocked from his mouth. One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds.
The entire island was ironic, the way the regal house stood awkwardly over the immense jungle. Rainsford went back to the bed and lay down. When Rainsford stumbles up to his front door, he and Zaroff bond over their love of hunting until Zaroff reveals his passion for hunting humans. He also points out the irony of Zaroff showing off how ''civilized'' he is by having electricity and imported goods by asking, ''Civilized? This is a grisly joke. The reality of the world, as Rainsford sees it, is that there are two groups—the hunted and the hunters. Then, wet with sweat and aching with tiredness, he crouched behind the stump of a lightning-charred tree.
Rainsford finds himself playing that dangerous game, where winning and losing is a matter of life and death. Besides that, the story is about one man hunting another as if the hunted man were an animal. After ten minutes of struggling through the water, Rainsford eventually reaches the shore. Why should I not use my gift? McCrea is pleased to discover Mr. He caught hold of a springy young sapling and to it he fastened his hunting knife, with the blade pointing down the trail; with a bit of wild grapevine he tied back the sapling. On , the film holds an approval rating of 100% based on 16 reviews, with a rating of 7.
He leaped up from his place of concealment. He falls into inky black water, unable to reconnect with the small bit of civilization that floats away down the river. Occasionally I strike a tartar. . He swims to a small, lush island.
In their search for him, Rainsford and Eve end up in Zaroff's trophy room, where they find a man's head mounted on the wall. Not many men know how to make a Malay mancatcher. He looked like - like, butchered. You'll hardly have time for a nap, I fear. At the great table the general was sitting, alone. They pointed along the cliff in the direction he had been going. Whitney reveals that the ship is headed to Rio de Janiero in Brazil, and should arrive in a few days.