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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I went by myself to Celeste's. When I had just started my dinner an odd-looking
little woman came in and asked if she might sit at my table. Of course she might.
She had a chubby face like a ripe apple, bright eyes, and moved in a curiously ...
Then Celeste was called. He was announced as a witness for the defense. The
defense meant me. Now and again Celeste threw me a glance; he kept
squeezing his Panama hat between his hands as he gave evidence. He was in
his best ...
For a bit Celeste seemed flabbergasted; then he explained that he hadn't finished
what he wanted to say. They told him to continue, but to make it brief. He only
repeated .that it was "just an accident.'' "That's as it may be," the Judge observed.
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