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 wrote the letter. I didn't take much trouble over it, but I wanted to satisfy
Raymond, as I'd no reason not to satisfy him. Then I read out what I'd written.
Puffing at his cigarette, he listened, nodding now and then. "Read it again; please
," he said.
For a moment I felt uneasy, as I expected he was going to tell me to stick to my
work and not waste time chattering with friends over the phone. However, it was
nothing of the kind. He wanted to discuss a project he had in view, though so far ...
He wanted to continue, but the Judge cut him short, "Quite so. That's all, thank
you." For a bit Celeste seemed flabbergasted; then he explained that he hadn't
finished what he wanted to say. They told him to continue, but to make it brief.
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