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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A little later old Salamano started grumbling at his dog and presently there was a
sound of boots and paws on the wooden stairs; then, "Filthy brute! Get on, you cur
!" md the two of them went out into the street. 1 told Vlarie about the old man's ...
The sun was setting and it was the hour of which I'd rather not speak— "the
nameless hour," I called it— when evening sounds were creeping up from all the
floors of the prison in a sort of stealthy procession. I went to the barred window
and in ...
And, sitting in the darkness of my moving cell, I recognized, echoing in my tired
brain, all the characteristic sounds of a town I'd loved, and of a certain hour of the
day which I had always particularly enjoyed. The shouts of newspaper boys in ...
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