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 woman was still screaming and Raymond still knocking her about. Marie
said, wasn't it horrible! I didn't answer anything. Then she asked me to go and
fetch a~policeman, but I told her I didn't like policemen. However, one turned up ...
"Excuse me, officer," Raymond put in, "but is that in order, calling a man a pimp in
the presence of witnesses?" The policeman told him to shut his trap. Raymond
then turned to the girL "Don't you worry, my pet. We'll meet again." "That's enough
Raymond whispered that the second Arab from the left was "his man," and I
thought he looked rather worried. However, he assured me that all that was
ancient history. Marie, who hadn't followed his remarks, asked, "What is it?" I
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