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 thought a bit, then answered, "Round about sixty," as I didn't want to make a
blunder. At which he looked, relieved— why, I can't imagine— and seemed to
think that closed the matter. There was a pile of bills of lading waiting on my desk,
To which I answered: "No." She kept silent after that, staring at me in a curious
way. Then she asked: "Suppose another girl had asked you to marry her— I
mean, a girl you liked in the same way as you like me— would you have said '
Yes' to ...
And when Perez answered, "No," added emphatically: "I trust the jury will take
note of this reply." My lawyer rose at once, and asked Perez in a tone that
seemed to me needlessly aggressive: "Now, think well, my man! Can you swear
you saw ...
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