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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What bored him was that he had "a sort of lech on her" as he called it. But he was
quite determined to teach her a lesson. His first idea, he said, had been to take
her to a hotel, and then call in the special police. He'd persuade them to put her ...
His eyes, I noticed, were fixed on the little old woman opposite him, and she
returned his gaze with a sort of hungry passion. But I had to stop looking at them
as Marie was shouting to me that we mustn't lose hope. "Certainly not," I
The doorkeeper looked at me with surprise and a sort of gratitude. Then, after
henuning and hawing for a bit, he volunteered the statement that it was he who'd
suggested I should have some coffee. My lawyer was exultant. "The jury will ...
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