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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She needed someone to be with her all the time, and young men in jobs like
yours don't get too much pay. In any case, she was much happier in die Home." I
said, "Yes, sir; I'm sure of that." Then he added: "She had good friends here, you ...
I noticed that the young fellows coming from them were taking longer strides and
gesturing more vigorously than at ordinary times; doubtless the picture they'd
been seeing was of the wild- West variety. Those who had been to the picture ...
The young lady was quite right, he said. There was no point in hanging about
here. Halfway to the bus stop he glanced back over his shoulder and said the
Arabs weren't following. I, too, looked back. They were exactly as before, gazing
in the ...
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