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 glanced at her, and noticed that she and Marie seemed to be getting on well
together; laughing and chattering away. For the first time, perhaps, I seriously
considered the possibility of my marrying her. Masson wanted to have a swim at
and plunged. Masson walked in gingerly and only began to swim when he was
out of his depth. He swam hand over hand and made slow headway, so I left him
behind and caught up with Marie. The water was cold and I felt all the better for it.
Marie wouldn't answer at first, but the Prosecutor insisted, and then she told him
that we had met at the baths, gone together to the pictures, and then to my place.
He then informed the court that, as a result of certain statements made by Marie ...
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