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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But I wasn't sure if I should smoke, under the circumstances— in Mother's
presence. I thought it over; really, it' didn't seem to matter, so I offered the keeper
a cigarette, and we both smoked. After a while he started talking again. "You
After that I stayed in bed until noon, smoking cigarettes. I decided not to lunch at
Celeste's restaurant as I usually did; they'd be sure to pester me with questions,
and I dislike being questioned. So I fried some eggs and ate them off the pan.
By the time coffee was handed round I was feeling slightly muzzy, and I started
smoking one cigarette after another. Masson, Raymond, and I discussed a plan
of spending the whole of August on the beach together, sharing expenses.
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