In Camus' short story "The Guest," Balducci is a gendarme and a member of the European colonial powers that be. He tells Daru his orders:
Those are the orders.
...In wartime people do all kinds of jobs.
...the orders exist and they concern you too. Things are brewing, it appears. There is talk of a forthcoming revolt. We are mobilized, in a way.
Since Daru is of European decent and not a native Arab, Balducci presupposes that Daru will carry out his...
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