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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Twice a day, at eleven and six, the old fellow takes his dog for a walk, and for
eight years that walk has never varied. You can see them in the rue de Lyon, the
dog pulling his master along as hard as he can, till finally the old chap misses a
He told me he'd been having a roughhouse with a fellow who'd annoyed him. "I'm
not one who looks for trouble," he explained, "only I'm a bit short-tempered. That
fellow said to me, challenging-like, 'Come down off that streetcar, if you're a ...
The fellow fell flat into the water and stayed there some seconds with bubbles
coming up to the surface round his head. Meanwhile Raymond had been
slogging the other man, whose face was streaming with blood. He glanced at me
over his ...
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