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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When he banged on the door the noise stopped inside the room. He knocked
again, and, after a moment, the woman started crying, and Raymond opened the
door. He had a cigarette dangling from his underlip and a rather sickly smile.
"Only when I see you standing there and looking at me, I can't help trembling.
That's only natural." Then he closed his door, and we all went away. Marie and I
finished getting our lunch ready. But she hadn't any appetite, and I ate nearly all.
Just as he was going out of the door, he turned and, smiling a little, said: "Let's
hope the dogs won't bark again tonight; I always think it's mine I hear. • . O vi It
was an effort waking up that Sunday morning; Marie had to jog my shoulders and
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