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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A few minutes later one of the women started weeping. She was in the second
row and I couldn't see her face because of another woman in front. At regular
intervals she emitted a little choking sob; one had a feeling she would never stop.
On my way back t heard a woman's voice in Raymond's room. A little later old
Salamano started grumbling at his dog and presently there was a sound of boots
and paws on the wooden stairs; then, "Filthy brute! Get on, you cur!" md the two of
The fat woman gave a laugh. 'Tit? I should say' he is! The picture of health."
Meanwhile the prisoner on my left, a youngster with thin, girlish hands, never said
a word. His eyes, I noticed, were fixed on the little old woman opposite him, and
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