Daru, a teacher at an isolated school in Algeria, is given the task of transporting an Arab prisoner to the police in the short story The Guest. He is conflicted about turning the man in, as he refuses to take sides in the conflict between France and Algeria. Faced with the choice of delivering the man or not, Daru decides to let the prisoner choose for himself. He shows the prisoner the way to the police and the way to freedom. The prisoner ends up deciding to turn himself in.

Summary of The Guest by Albert Camus

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