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 went there on foot. I asked to be allowed to see Mother at once, but the
doorkeeper told me I must see the warden first. He wasn't free, and I had to wait a
bit. The doorkeeper chatted with me while I waited; then he led me to the office.
The answer came so pat that one could have thought he'd been expecting my
question. That started him off, and he became quite chatty. If anyone had told him
ten years ago that he'd end his days as doorkeeper at a home at Marengo, he'd ...
None the less, the Judge told the doorkeeper to answer the question. The old
fellow fidgeted a bit Then, "Well, I know I didn't ought to have done it," he
mumbled, "but I did take a cigarette from the young gentleman when he offered it
— just out ...
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