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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As for what happened after that, he needn't tell me, as I was there. "Well," I said, "
you taught her a lesson, all right, and that's what you wanted, isn't it?" He agreed,
and pointed out that whatever the police did, that wouldn't change the fact she'd ...
But Raymond asked me to hold on; he had something else to tell me, and that
was why he'd rung me up, though he could have waited till the evening to pass
on the invitation. 'It's like this," he said. "I've been shadowed all the morning by
When such thoughts crossed my mind, I remembered a story Mother used to tell
me about my father. I never set eyes on him. Perhaps the only things I really knew
about him were what Mother had told me. One of these was that he'd gone to ...
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