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The priest was waiting just outside the mortuary door. With him were two acolytes
, one of whom had a censer. The priest was stooping over him, adjusting the
length of the silver chain on which it hung. When he saw us he straightened up
When he banged on the door the noise stopped inside the room. He knocked
again, and, after a moment, the woman started crying, and Raymond opened the
door. He had a cigarette dangling from his underlip and a rather sickly smile.
"Only when I see you standing there and looking at me, I can't help trembling.
That's only natural." Then he closed his door, and we all went away. Marie and I
finished getting our lunch ready. But she hadn't any appetite, and I ate nearly all.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - over.the.edge - LibraryThing
The Stranger by Albert Camus 1946 4.0 / 5.0 'The Stranger' is considered a classic novel by French author, Albert Camus. Philosophical, this book explores the absurdity of the world, and profound ... Read full review
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This is an absurd story, which is written in a choppy matter of fact style. The author attempts to make jest at religion, justice, and life. He makes some points regarding the inevitability of death ... Read full review