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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The sky was already a blaze of light, and the air stoking up rapidly. I felt the first
waves of heat lapping my back, and my dark suit made things worse. I couldn't
imagine why we waited so long for getting under way. Old Perez, who had put on
bad staying where I was, under that flood of blinding light falling from the sky. To
stay, or to make a move— it came to much the sameTSfter a moment I returned to
the beach, and started walking. There was the same red glare as far as eye ...
A shaft of light shot upward from the steel, and I felt as if a long, thin blade
transfixed my forehead. At the same moment all the sweat that had accumulated
in my eyebrows splashed down on my eyelids, covering them with a warm film of
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