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Name: Trevor Shaw Date: 2/12/20 Period: 2 The Most Dangerous Game “Off there to the right—somewhere—is a large island,” said Whitney. “It’s rather a mystery—” “What island is it?” Rainsford asked. “The old charts call it Ship-Trap Island,” Whitney replied. “A suggestive name, isn’t it?
Underline the name of the island. What do you predict will happen in the story, based on this name?
Underline the words that describe the setting. What mood, or feeling, do these words create in you?
Underline the sentences that tell how Rainsford feels about hunting animals. Underline the sentences that tell how Whitney feels about hunting animals.
“Nonsense,” laughed Rainsford. “This hot weather is making you soft, Whitney. Be a realist. The world is made up of two classes—the hunters and the huntees. Luckily, you and I are the hunters. Do you think we’ve passed that island yet?” “I can’t tell in the dark. I hope so.” “Why?” asked Rainsford. “The place has a reputation—a bad one.” “Cannibals?” suggested Rainsford. “Hardly. Even cannibals wouldn’t live in such a Godforsaken place. But it’s gotten into sailor lore, somehow. Didn’t you notice that the crew’s nerves seemed a bit jumpy today?” “They were a bit strange, now you mention it. 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. All I could get out of him was: ‘This place has an evil name among seafaring men, sir.’ Then he said to me, very gravely: ‘Don’t you feel anything?’— as if the air about us was actually poisonous. Now, you mustn’t laugh when I tell you this—I did feel something like a sudden chill. “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.”

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