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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After that, I can't remember much; somehow the night went by. I can recall only
one moment; I had opened my eyes and I saw the old men sleeping hunched up
on their chairs, with one exception. Resting his chin on his hands clasped round
... room with several other prisoners, mostly Arabs. They grinned when they saw
me enter, and asked me what I'd done. I told them I'd killed an Arab, and they kept
mum for a while. But presently night began to fall, and one of them explained to ...
Sounds of the countryside came faintly in, and the cool night air, veined with
smells of earth and salt, fanned my cheeks. The marvelous peace of the
sleepbound summer night flooded through me like a tide. Then, just on the edge
of daybreak, ...
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