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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They were exactly as before, gazing in the same vague way at the spot where we
had been. When we were in the bus, Raymond, who now seemed quite at ease,
kept making jokes to amuse Marie. I could see he was attracted by her, but she ...
His eyes, I noticed, were fixed on the little old woman opposite him, and she
returned his gaze with a sort of hungry passion. But I had to stop looking at them
as Marie was shouting to me that we mustn't lose hope. "Certainly not," I
"was gazing hard at me. He had a plain, rather chunky face; what held my
attention were his eyes, very pale, dear eyes, riveted on me, though not betraying
any definite emotion. For a moment I had an odd impression, as if I were being ...
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