Cambodia Shares Its Secrets

In Joseph Conrad’s short story, “The Secret Sharer,” a tall ship eases her way through the warm night, towards the coast of an exotic tropical kingdom. The captain secretly assists a mysterious man over the side and he swims to the lee-ward shore of “The Cambogee.” Nowadays we call that land Cambodia. Many years ago, as a sailor plying the “China Coast,” I often slipped past that spot where Conrad’s... Read More