The Question and Answer section for Secret Sharer is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Leggatt reveals that he was a mate on the Sephora but that he killed a man, although he justifies that the man was very evil.
The "sleeping suits" seem to be nothing more than official pajamas.
As the story opens the captain is in a state of uncertainty. What is the nature of that uncertainty, and what factors contribute to it? That night, as he walks the deck alone under the stars, how does he feel about his future life on the sea?
The Captain is unsure about his first cruise as Captain of the ship. He is uncertain of his maturity, his ability, and his capabilities. He lacks confidence and fears failure. The most obvious manifestation of his insecurity is his decision to...