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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
"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.
For the first time since I'd lenown him he held out his hand to me—rather shyly, I
thought—and I could feel the scales on his skin. Just as he was going out of the
door, he turned and, smiling a little, said: "Let's hope the dogs won't bark again ...
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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