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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He was turning like a teetotum, looking in all directions, and sometimes peering
into the darkness of the hall with his little bloodshot eyes. Then he'd mutter
something to himself and start gazing up and down the street again. Raymond
As I was turning in at my door I ran into old Salamano. I asked him into my room,
and he informed me that his dog was definitely lost. He'd been to the pound to
inquire, but it wasn't there, and the staff told him it had probably been run over.
'1 have nearly done," he said; then turned to Raymond. "Was the prisoner your
friend?" "Certainly. We were the best of pals, as they say." The Prosecutor then
put me the same question. I looked hard at Raymond, and he did not turn away.
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