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 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. I did without bread as there wasn't any left, and I couldn'
t be ...
All of a sudden he jerked his head up and looked me in the eyes. "Why," he
asked, "don't you let me come to see you?" I explained that I didn't believe in God.
"Are you really so sure of that?" I said I saw no point in troubling my head about'
But, though I mightn't be so sure about what interested me, I was absolutely sure
about what didn't interest me. And the question he had raised didn't interest me at
all. He looked away and, without altering his posture, asked if it was because I ...
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