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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I have fixed up with my employer for two days' leave; obviously, under the
circumstances, he couldn't refuse. Still, I had an idea he looked annoyed, and I
said, without thinking: "Sorry, sir, but it's not my fault, you know." ' Afterwards it
struck me I ...
It struck me as rather odd that picture had escaped my memory until now. What
had struck me at the time was the neat appearance of the guillotine; its shining
surfaces and finish reminded me of some laboratory instrument. One always has
Just then he got up again, and it struck me that if he wanted to move in this tiny
cell, almost the only choice lay between standing up and sitting down. I was
staring at the floor. He took a single step toward me, and halted, as if he didn't
dare to ...
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