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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We went down to the water's edge and walked along it; now and then a longer
wave wet our canvas shoes. I wasn't thinking of anything, as all that sunlight
beating down on my bare head made me feel half asleep. Just then Raymond
... me a little nervous wave of her hand before following the others out by a side
door. I was thinking how strange it was I hadn't noticed any of them before when I
heard the last name called, that of Celeste. As he rose, I noticed beside him the ...
This reminded me that not once during the whole hearing had I tried to catch
Marie's eye. It wasn't that I'd forgotten her; only I was too preoccupied. I saw her
now, seated between Celeste and Raymond. She gave me a little wave of her
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