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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During the silence that followed, the magistrate kept fidgeting, running his fingers
through his hair, half rising, then sitting down again. Finally, planting his elbows
on the desk, he bent toward me with a queer expression. "But why, ivby did you ...
To indicate, presumably, that the interview was over, the magistrate stood up. In
the same weary tone he asked me a last question: Did I regret what I had done?
After thinking a bit, I said that what I felt was less regret than a kind of vexation— I
The magistrate seemed to have lost interest in me, and to have come to some
sorrof decision about my case. He never mentioned God again or displayed any
of the religious fervor I had found so embarrassing at our first interview. The result
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