The Most Dangerous Game
How we cite our quotes:
He stood there, rubbing his injured shoulder, and Rainsford, with fear again gripping his heart, heard the general's mocking laugh ring through the jungle. (2.14)
Again with the spooky laugh. We know Zaroff is a madman because even when he is injured, he still manages to have a good time.
It was flight now, a desperate, hopeless flight, that carried him on for some hours. (2.16)
Rainsford is functioning on pure instinct, pure adrenaline. He moves between encouraging himself and feeling that survival is hopeless.
At daybreak Rainsford, lying near the swamp, was awakened by a sound that made him know that he had new things to learn about fear. (2.22)
Have you noticed that Rainsford often fears what he hears much more than what he sees?