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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screw down the coffin. Shall I tell them to wait, for you to have a last glimpse of
your mother?" "No," I said. He spoke into the receiver, lowering his voice. "That's
all right, Figeac Tell the men to go there now." He then informed me that he was ...
I noticed at once that four men in black were standing behind the coffin and the
screws in the lid had now been driven home. At the same moment I heard the
warden remark that the hearse had arrived, and the priest starting his prayers.
We stood aside from the doorway to let the coffin by; then, following the bearers
down a corridor, we came to the front entrance, where a hearse was waiting.
Oblong, glossy, varnished black all over, it vaguely ie- minded me of the pen
trays in ...
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