Meursault, an ordinary little clerk living in Algiers, leads a quiet and unemotional life. He commits a senseless murder and is convicted, his lack of emotion toward his mother's death weighing against him. As he contemplates his execution, he considers the value of life and is on the verge of exhibiting feeling.
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The Home for Aged Persons is at Marengo, some fifty miles from Algiers. With the
two- o'clock bus I should get there well before nightfall. Then I can spend the
night there, keeping the usual vigil beside the body, and be back here by
... I did without supper, and went straight to bed. V Raymond rang me up at the
office. He said that a friend of his— to whom he'd spoken about me— invited me
to spend next Sunday at his litde seaside bungalow just outside Algiers. I told him
Now and again she would catch my eye and smile. We alighted just outside
Algiers* The beach is not far from the bus stop; one has only to cross a patch of
highland, a sort of plateau, which overlooks the 6 1.
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