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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And yet I couldn't hear them, and it was hard to believe they really existed. Nearly
all the women wore aprons, and the strings drawn tight round their waists made
their big stomachs bulge still more. I'd never yet noticed what big paunches old ...
"From what I hear," he added, "the court will dispatch your case as quickly as
possible, as it isn't the most important one on the Cause List. There's a case of
parricide immediately after, which will take them some time." They came for me at
Still, I must say I was lucky in one respect; never during any of those periods did I
hear footsteps. Mother used to say that however miserable one is, there's always
something to be thankful for. And each morning, when the sky brightened and ...
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