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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At first he kept silent; then, without looking at me, he explained. "She was devoted
to your mother. She says your mother was her only friend in the world, and now
she's all alone." I had nothing to say, and the silence lasted quite a while.
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 ...
When the bell rang again and I stepped back into the dock, the silence of the
courtroom closed in round me, and with the silence came a queer sensation
when I noticed that, for the first time, the young journalist kept his eyes averted. I
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