for The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
The Secret Sharer contains many of Conrad's favorite motifs. A young Captain is assigned to a ship near Siam, but surrounded by an unfamiliar crew he questions his own authority and ability. One night he rescues a naked man clinging to the side of the ship and stows him secretly in his cabin. The man then relates his tale of murder and escape from a nearby ship.
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