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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Oblong, glossy, varnished black all over, it vaguely ie- minded me of the pen
trays in the office. ... He wore a soft felt hat with a pudding-basin crown and a very
wide brim— he whisked it off the moment the coffin emerged from die doorway—
I've a black pudding and some wine." It struck me that this would save my having
to cook my dinner, so I said, "Thanks very much." He, too, has only one room, and
a little kitchen without a window. I saw a pink-and-white plaster angel above ...
... black pudding, cooked it in a frying pan, then laid the table, putting out two
bottles of wine. While he was doing this he didn't speak.. We started dinner, and
then he began telling me the whole story, hesitating a bit at first. "There's a girl ...
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