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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there was a bend of the road a little way ahead. Obviously Perez, who knew the
district well, had taken a short cut, so as to catch up with us. He rejoined us soon
after we were round the bend; then began to lose ground again. He took another
The only thing that interests me now is the problem of circumventing the machine,
learning if the inevitable admits a loophole. They have moved me to another cell.
In this one, lying on my back, I can see the sky, and there is nothing else to see ...
Mother used to say that however miserable one is, there's always something to
be thankful for. And each morning, when the sky brightened and light began to
flood my cell, I agreed with her. Because I might just as well have heard footsteps
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