When Rainsford and Whitney discuss the pleasures of hunting, Whitney acknowledges, '"For the hunter...Not for the jaguar'" (19). Rainsford replies, "'Who cares how a jaguar feels?'" (19).
When Whitney says animals understand the "'fear of pain'" and the "'fear of death,'" Rainsford replies, "'Nonsense...This hot weather is making you soft...Be a realist. The world is made up of two classes--the hunters and the huntees. Luckily, you and I are the hunters'" (20).
"...the most welcome [sound] he had ever heard--the muttering and growling of the sea breaking on a rocky shore. He was almost on the rocks before he saw them; on a night less calm he would have been shattered against them" (21).
"A small, glittering object not far away caught Rainsford's eye and he picked it up. It was an empty cartridge. 'A twenty-two...That's odd. It must have been a fairly large animal too. The hunter had his nerve with him to tackle it with a light gun'" (22).
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