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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Masson promptly told us to make ourselves at home. He had gone out fishing, he
said, first thing in the morning, and there would be fried fish for lunch. I
congratulated him on his litde bungalow, and he said he always spent his week
ends and ...
of wine and kept refilling my glass the moment it was empty. By the time coffee
was handed round I was feeling slightly muzzy, and I started smoking one
cigarette after another. Masson, Raymond, and I discussed a plan of spending
the whole ...
I said, "Right," and Masson put his hands in his pockets. The sand was as hot as
fire, and I could have sworn it Was glowing red. The distance between us and the
Arabs was steadily decreasing. When we were only a few steps away the Arabs ...
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