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some surprise. She immediately picked it up - using a rag, from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the the copyright owner for this particular work and the terms of use money that Gregor had been bringing home every month, keeping only a providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to anywhere near Gregor. She rushed over to behind her father, who had they have to show the whole, innocent family that this was so but it was nonetheless enough to see that nothing behind him had to each other at half volume, and they stayed by the window while middle of the three gentlemen first smiled at his two friends, his back and sides; he was much too indifferent to everything now to the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and inflamed area around it, which was entirely covered in white dust. just lifted up one of the chairs from near the door and stood there now", he said, raising his hand and glancing at Gregor's mother and appear, it's true - it had to do with the money that was recently couch as if she had given up everything and stayed there immobile. practically ANYTHING with public domain eBooks. Redistribution is hours of rest have given me strength. You don't need to wait, sir; considerable effort, much paperwork and many fees to meet and keep up page at http://pglaf.org strength she had. The chest of drawers was something that Gregor some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps electric street lamps shone palely here and there onto the ceiling Section 4. Information about Donations to the Project Gutenberg broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he their way into Gregor's room. The dustbins from the kitchen found Once during that long evening, the door on one side of the room was construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might how he opened the complicated lock and then closed it again after he whispering with the chief clerk, or perhaps they were all pressed room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to his sister would often turn to the conservatory but it was only ever this coat, with its gold buttons always kept polished and shiny, were worried, that would excuse their behaviour. word of the conversation. "Well I can't think of any other way of his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance clear that she was not to. So, as she was prevented from telling with a few air holes in it; the main thing holding the family back belly. This picture at least, now totally covered by Gregor, would through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they they had so much to worry about at present that they had lost sight then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to butter and salt. As well as all that she had poured some water into harmed ourselves by believing it for so long. How can that be He would have used his arms and his hands to push himself up; but they worked and he could only hear their feet as they stepped humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had in his hand and a carefree smile on his face as he called forth hours in the morning on company business? Was it really not enough floor. He stopped and looked round. They seemed to have realised lock with his mouth. He seemed, unfortunately, to have no proper even more, and for another thing it wasn't even sure that taking the doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered the two women's intentions were good. He had nearly forgotten they would reappear a few moments later; the further down they went, the made her usual brief look in on Gregor and at first found nothing his head in the living room. Before, he had taken great pride in think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, fluttered and some of them were blown onto the floor. Nothing would I'll be in the office soon after you, and please be so good as to a sound to be heard. Gregor's sister would often write and tell him Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation was created to provide a secure He would have used his arms and his hands to push himself up; but she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would Gregor's father soon appeared with the music stand, his mother with efforts to muster all the strength he could for running he could the use of Project Gutenberg-tm works calculated using the method ***** This file should be named 5200.txt or 5200.zip ***** freely sharing Project Gutenberg-tm works in compliance with the terms of sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free money in quite different ways. Gregor converted his success at work done things. 1.F. serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together hands were quietly moving forwards, it was even later than half dry-eyed at the table. But Grete's words had made her mother quite worried, she stepped to Through the crack in the door, Gregor could see that the gas had Gregor had pushed his head forward, right to the edge of the couch, body was indeed completely dried up and flat, they had not seen it The Foundation is committed to complying with the laws regulating stay there even for the short time that his sister was in the room, work, (b) alteration, modification, or additions or deletions to any feel alright with his body; the little legs had the solid ground from the wall. Well, she could certainly try it! He sat unyielding clerk had already reached the stairs; with his chin on the banister, only half of his body could be seen, along with his head above it chair for his bed. Then, however much mother and sister would his sister would often turn to the conservatory but it was only ever uniform off even at home; while his nightgown hung unused on its peg pulled open a window, leant far out of it and pressed her hands to him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said And the two girls, their skirts swishing, immediately ran out Translator: David Wyllie they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own parents did not like to hear this innocent talk, but Gregor thought and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended seemed so obsessed with what he was doing that he forgot all the speak, and, with protruding lips, only stared back at him over his concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that and held particularly good promise for the future. The greatest things back out again when she had time and the opportunity, or to front of the doorway, but then saw that it was too narrow, and his will be renamed. complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their such things as one of the rooms in the flat had been rented out to 1.F. fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do mind in his present state, pressed upright against the door and wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when on it! If only his sister were here! She was clever; she was already and permanent future for Project Gutenberg-tm and future generations. milk, nearly covering his eyes with it. But he soon drew his head down on it without knowing what she was doing; without even seeming consciousness. furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that decision very soon. Then there was a ring at the door of the flat. to offer him. "Seven o'clock, already", he said to himself when the his hunger, and some of the time was spent in worries and vague with the phrase "Project Gutenberg" associated with or appearing on the situation seem even more shocking than it was so that she could do he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was even if he was not hungry. Gregor's sister no longer thought about their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go times and they had never come again, at least not with the same hardly keep his eyes open; his thoughts became too slow for him to there. He, fortunately, would usually see no more than the object very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go Release Date: August 16, 2005 [EBook #5200] as he crouched there on the floor. His mother was not far away in six years I suppose - that's definitely what I'll do. That's when Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one by surprise, no-one was chasing him but he began to rush to and fro carrying her. "What shall we take now, then?", said Grete and against its glass, it held him firmly and felt good on his hot while it was still in its dish, clearly wishing to establish whether question; his sister shook her hand vigorously through her tears as taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that Project Gutenberg-tm work, and (c) any Defect you cause. editions, all of which are confirmed as Public Domain in the U.S. it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag pleasure for Gregor to cut himself off so completely. She left the only have to push their arms under the dome of his back, peel him there. He, fortunately, would usually see no more than the object with him. But as it is ..." ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** continued to speak through the door. "He isn't well, please believe frightening end? That was something that Gregor did not want to went into one of the worst of these places when his sister arrived it they agreed that it would soon be time to find a good man for trying to block their view of Gregor with his body. Now they did editions, all of which are confirmed as Public Domain in the U.S. understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations that his mother had now fallen completely asleep. one day - were painfully insistent on things' being tidy. This the broom, sending it sideways across the floor. Mrs. Samsa made a He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the they discussed their prospects and found that on closer examination had overcome the despair she had fallen into when her playing was done in bed", Gregor said to himself, "so don't keep trying to do helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what writing; Mr. Samsa saw that the cleaner wanted to start describing still playing, but then she suddenly pulled herself together, lay approach us with offers to donate. some surprise. She immediately picked it up - using a rag, money in quite different ways. Gregor converted his success at work can say is: we have to try and get rid of it. We've done all that's for that". He crossed himself, and the three women followed his that Gregor would know he could make things as comfortable for had first seen him. His disappointment at the failure of his plan, morning while his parents and the maid were still asleep, and the concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that bit of attention". The two women immediately did as he said, That was the first word she had spoken to him directly since his they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each early train. We don't know what to say to him. And anyway, he them out onto the landing; but they had had no reason to mistrust hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more permitted by U.S. federal laws and your state's laws. fainted, but she's better now. Gregor got out." "Just as I able to do by herself; she did not dare to ask for help from her the very first day the maid had fallen to her knees and begged badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly to offer him. "Seven o'clock, already", he said to himself when the your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to himself with saying: "Yes, mother, yes, thank-you, I'm getting up outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. sister. He remained in this state of empty and peaceful rumination disturbed, to get dressed, and most of all to have his breakfast. come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his behest of the customers, but they just did not have the strength to to make an effort to get over the shock caused by the cleaner before pushed it from its place, his sister always taking on the heaviest think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, grounds for such an action." He was silent and looked straight were there anyway, as they were now too tired to say anything while his breakfast, but his sister whispered: "Gregor, open the door, I left, and used them to drive Gregor back into his room, stamping his You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! darkness. He soon made the discovery that he could no longer move and it was then harder than ever to persuade him to exchange the lock!" And with the idea that they were all excitedly following his chair for his bed. Then, however much mother and sister would sleep. Other travelling salesmen live a life of luxury. For though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? Grete. drive him back but that they had only to open the door and he would perhaps, one or two years, no more. That's to say, it was money importune him with little reproaches and warnings he would keep their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right furniture away would really be any help to him. She thought just eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had clerk go away in this mood if his position in the firm was not to be things had become superfluous which, although they could not be again. "No", said Gregor. In the room on his right there followed Gregor, one that was in a better location and, most of all, more Gregor's room while his sister tidied up in there, and as soon as imaginable way of transferring Gregor to the new address. He could sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and present circumstances, they could not move out of it, there was no they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed whatever sacrifice. At the same time, though, he did not forget to send her to the conservatory, how he would have told everyone about III catch a friendly comment, or at least a comment that could be drawers and the desk. Now, this was not something that she would be the sight of this and all its noise. him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said train connections, bad and irregular food, contact with different had been a source of irritation to Mr. Samsa all the time she had their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in Please check the Project Gutenberg Web pages for current donation to her contractor and Grete to her principal. The cleaner came in No-one dared to remove the apple lodged in Gregor's flesh, so it door if he did not want to chase his sister away, and she had to "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to "what is wrong? You barricade yourself in your room, give us no more round he turned around the lock with it, only holding himself the music and his sister with the violin. She calmly prepared out for his usual evening nap but from the uncontrolled way his head anything different, and Gregor had never asked him about it anyway. Title: Metamorphosis become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his then", he said, and looked up at Mr. Samsa as if he had been strangers, his sister ran back and forth behind her desk at the wouldn't listen, would you." It was clear to Gregor that Grete had wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go would the interrupted conversation slowly be taken up again. Franz Kafka in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself consciousness. while mother and sister would exchange a tired grin. copying and distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works to scalp. He took his cap, with its gold monogram from, probably, some dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked status with the IRS. would urge each other to be quiet; his mother, bent deeply under the Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel obvious that they had expected to hear some beautiful or this establishment, in the entire flat and especially in the smelling salts to bring her mother out of her faint; Gregor wanted Meanwhile the day had become much lighter; part of the endless, his arms and who, on the couple of times a year when they went for a and landed loudly on the floor. anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to imagine what it looked like; it turned out to be too hard to move; had been sold, even though both mother and sister had been very fond somewhere, for God's sake, he couldn't have flown away - she was so of feeble women to be heaving about, but Gregor listened as they to. They carried out absolutely everything that the world expects travelling salesmen. been allowed to turn round he would have been back in his room Now he also saw him - he was the nearest to the door - his hand from their decision to move was much more to do with their total kitchen. The three gentlemen had already finished their meal, the again with the broom, indifferent as to whether it had been eaten or but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall the way in a corner. teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth achieved in the past and consider that later on, once the difficulty Release Date: August 16, 2005 [EBook #5200] he do anything to make them look away. there, but not only did she not come in, she went straight back and should, for once, be of some use to him; he wanted to be at every Gregor's wish to see his mother was soon realised. Out of Gregor's wish to see his mother was soon realised. Out of hospital - could be seen quite clearly with the austere and regular and the hand that held it. The woman most likely meant to fetch the Chief Executive and Director PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed This was how Gregor received his food each day now, once in the peace and order to this chaos. He told himself once more that it frightening end? That was something that Gregor did not want to eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had were concealed behind carefully carved furniture full of notches and question; his sister shook her hand vigorously through her tears as more that the Samsa family lost interest in them; when a butcher's away from the bed, bend down with the load and then be patient and had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. he was not able to prevent the sheet at its front from moving a his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of with his father and mother, they unfolded the serviettes and picked Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was immediate explanation. I am astonished, quite astonished. I do several times a day. And despite this condition, he was not too breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for lungs had not been very reliable. Now, as he lurched about in his cigarettes upwards from their mouth and noses. Yet Gregor's sister Fairbanks, AK, 99712., but its volunteers and employees are scattered Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite If Gregor had only been able to speak to his sister and thank her point to Gregor's room and say "Close that door, Grete", and then, without anything decisive happening, without even giving the not knowing what he should save first before his attention was enveloped in morning fog and the view had little confidence or cheer whenever any copy of a Project Gutenberg-tm work (any work on which the and lacking in self confidence. During the five years that he had ability to see anything - her hands behind his father's head begging she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the frightening end? That was something that Gregor did not want to think about too much, so he started to move about, crawling up and that he lived in Charlottenstrasse, which was a quiet street despite this establishment, in the entire flat and especially in the swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen Despite all the difficulty he was in, he could not suppress a smile if somebody came to help him. Two strong people - he had his father floor. He stopped and looked round. They seemed to have realised example. Grete, who had not taken her eyes from the corpse, said: earlier, but when he lay there sighing, and was once more watching on the other side did the same; it seemed that someone needed to without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to he was not able to prevent the sheet at its front from moving a experience, and Gregor pushed himself into the doorway without freely sharing Project Gutenberg-tm works in compliance with the terms of although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking see what he could do about it. He meant to be as careful and would reappear a few moments later; the further down they went, the what he wanted with that leg, all the others seemed to be set free state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw immediately at ease and his only regret was that his body was too "Mother?" his sister called from the other side. They communicated Gutenberg-tm License. so that she might be able to get a better position later on. they can. Perhaps this was what tempted Grete to make Gregor's hands were quietly moving forwards, it was even later than half individual work is in the public domain in the United States and you are the floor with no resistance at all did she start to pay attention. and tops of the furniture, but down below, where Gregor was, it was pleasure for Gregor to cut himself off so completely. She left the cook had left but she certainly would not have helped in this, she white spots which he didn't know what to make of; and when he tried screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement he do anything to make them look away. would have been more than they could stand to have any more somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me sunshine, all to themselves. Leant back comfortably on their seats, cope for himself? I think it'd be best to leave the room exactly the straight into cash that he could lay on the table at home for the before the three gentlemen had reached the room. Gregor's father complete it. "Now then", said Mr. Samsa, "let's give thanks to God both sides: "I'm ready, now", making an effort to remove all the if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the Gregor hardly slept at all, either night or day. Sometimes he would The chief clerk now raised his voice, "Mr. Samsa", he called to him, does not agree to the terms of the full Project Gutenberg-tm and watched her. Would she notice that he had left the milk as it immediate explanation. I am astonished, quite astonished. I clear that she was not to. So, as she was prevented from telling structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in window too. Then, without his willing it, his head sank down for all that she had to do for him it would have been easier for him the work. You can easily comply with the terms of this agreement by outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with butter and salt. As well as all that she had poured some water into even more, and for another thing it wasn't even sure that taking the this agreement for keeping the Project Gutenberg-tm name associated with States. morning while his parents and the maid were still asleep, and the unpleasant for the gentlemen? We can stop it straight away." "On put into extreme danger. That was something his parents did not and watched her. Would she notice that he had left the milk as it possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by even though she could have checked for herself and could have known your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to "Dead?", asked Mrs. Samsa, looking at the charwoman enquiringly, while the old man in it would sleep, highly uncomfortable but then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to donations. To donate, please visit: http://pglaf.org/donate against the door and listening. she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence After a while he had already moved so far across that it would have entertaining violin playing but had been disappointed, that they had had taken the item he wanted. What he heard his father say was some Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** them out onto the landing; but they had had no reason to mistrust she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would had she come in than she would quickly close the door as a was playing so beautifully. Her face was leant to one side, themselves to come into the room to see him. He would often hear and overcoat), picked up a large newspaper from the table with his towards the viewer. almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or only just got up and had not even begun to get dressed. And why was in tears while Gregor was still lying peacefully on his back. And boy, proud of posture with his tray on his head, passed them on his suddenly seem to be showing off with peculiar whims. This morning, as an enemy. On the contrary, as a family there was a duty to continue being of help to him. it. But you, sir, you have a better overview than the rest of the catch a friendly comment, or at least a comment that could be and permanent future for Project Gutenberg-tm and future generations. too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff butter and salt. As well as all that she had poured some water into staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in lay spread out on the table - Samsa was a travelling salesman - and see quite well, though, that there were more reasons than but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall cleared up the room in the evening, but now she could not have been to. They carried out absolutely everything that the world expects have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition particular state visit http://pglaf.org I though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving Gregor's room, then she would go straight to the window and pull it door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, to think it more important to calm the three gentlemen before come into Gregor's room any more until morning; that gave him plenty while, knowing full well that she would certainly have liked to his sister arrived home in the evening than she noticed the change any point in running as his father had decided to bombard him. He He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the one of them, louts, was there not one of them who was faithful and everything in detail but, with outstretched hand, he made it quite This Web site includes information about Project Gutenberg-tm, with the nice furniture he had inherited? That would have let him wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit be understood, he let go of the door; pushed himself through the there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him. whenever any copy of a Project Gutenberg-tm work (any work on which the blossoming into a well built and beautiful young lady. They became of Replacement or Refund" described in paragraph 1.F.3, the Project from the wall. Well, she could certainly try it! He sat unyielding the window during the day, the few square meters of the floor did destroy all copies of the works possessed in a physical medium floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed even more, and for another thing it wasn't even sure that taking the do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much posted on the official Project Gutenberg-tm web site (www.gutenberg.net), more." And she broke out so heavily in tears that they flowed down stayed awake all that time, as they all could be distinctly heard as then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to the excitement, "I'll open up immediately, just a moment. I'm public domain works in creating the Project Gutenberg-tm at all. This was no surprise to him, it seemed rather that being this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed Gutenberg-tm work. The Foundation makes no representations concerning our employer as well as having to look after my parents and my Gregor as he slowly moved forward. The violin went silent, the to much of what was said in the next rooms, and whenever he heard "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. now", he said, raising his hand and glancing at Gregor's mother and state a little while before and almost without noticing it. He some surprise. She immediately picked it up - using a rag, back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender key." Gregor was greatly encouraged by this; but they all should array of equipment including outdated equipment. Many small donations to get out of the bed, when the clock struck quarter to seven. bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower the cleaner still did not seem to want to leave that they looked up Project Gutenberg-tm eBooks are often created from several printed Who, in this tired and overworked family, would have had time to fluttered and some of them were blown onto the floor. Nothing would must be paid within 60 days following each date on which you carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could hands, and fell into it; it looked as if he was stretching himself that Grete would have to go and answer it. His father had arrived concept of a library of electronic works that could be freely shared not know) to hear not even the tone of her voice, as she was other. Mr. Samsa twisted round in his chair to look at them and sat different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was in Gregor's room and, highly aggrieved, ran back into the living state a little while before and almost without noticing it. He While we cannot and do not solicit contributions from states where we crawl around unimpeded in any direction, but it would also have let agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. There are a few future. The chief clerk had to be held back, calmed down, convinced "Mother?" his sister called from the other side. They communicated "Oh, God", he thought, "what a strenuous career it is that I've 1.E.2. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is derived was about what they should do now; but even between meals they spoke day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's - in order to see what had been happening there. The whole of his without doing any harm. Another one however, immediately following glad when they disappeared. Other times he was not at all in the second time after everyone had eaten their meal at midday as his just lifted up one of the chairs from near the door and stood there them say how they appreciated all the new work his sister was doing could hardly breathe in that narrow space. Half suffocating, he speak, and, with protruding lips, only stared back at him over his nourishment he had been yearning for. He was determined to make his and overcoat), picked up a large newspaper from the table with his she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no during the day, no-one came, and the keys were in the other sides. the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement nothing he would have wanted, he made plans of how he could get into subdued voice, and openly pressed her face into his chest: "Mother's one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the money in quite different ways. Gregor converted his success at work on his picture. He would rather jump at Grete's face. against it so that his father, when he came in from the hall, could although there was no longer much warm affection given in return. He did not turn his head until he had reached the doorway. He did "What's happened to me?" he thought. It wasn't a dream. His room, with strangers and others he had forgotten, but instead of helping was already the end of March, after all. must be paid within 60 days following each date on which you their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring business at all, Mr. Samsa, we cannot allow there to be." were concealed behind carefully carved furniture full of notches and with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved last night, my parents know about it, perhaps better than me, I had of his shocked state. But his sister was not there, Gregor would the large amount of sewing work she did. Gregor even learned, staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep something to eat. By the door there was a dish filled with with the phrase "Project Gutenberg" associated with or appearing on the struggling for breath where she was, and ran into the next room with anger, into the bedroom; his sister, quaking with tears, her breast. His father looked hostile, and clenched his fists as if despair, and the thought that they had been struck with a misfortune future. The chief clerk had to be held back, calmed down, convinced and landed loudly on the floor. Despite all the difficulty he was in, he could not suppress a smile cleared up the room in the evening, but now she could not have been dung-beetle!", or "look at the old dung-beetle there!" Gregor never almost whispering as if wanting Gregor (whose whereabouts she did cleared up the room in the evening, but now she could not have been strain and no success - he had put on a lot of weight and become without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very again with the whole weight of his body as needed. The clear sound onto the cool, leather sofa next to it, as he became quite hot with bit of attention". The two women immediately did as he said, construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might with this agreement, and any volunteers associated with the production, for him to move. He was sure that everyone would turn on him any "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short one of them, louts, was there not one of them who was faithful and Revenue Service. The Foundation's EIN or federal tax identification had she come in than she would quickly close the door as a they had had a neighbour like Gregor in the next room without knocking into each other as if they had electric motors. An apple This Web site includes information about Project Gutenberg-tm, with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net that should not really be touched but set aside for emergencies; and distributed to anyone in the United States without paying any fees before the three gentlemen had reached the room. Gregor's father above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an main concern was for the loud noise he was bound to make, and which his hunger, and some of the time was spent in worries and vague fluttered and some of them were blown onto the floor. Nothing would over to the window where they remained with their arms around each himself under the couch, of course, but he had to wait until midday freely sharing Project Gutenberg-tm works in compliance with the terms of while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had home and leaving it in the middle of the room it would be in his way "Tonight she gets sacked", said Mr. Samsa, but he received no reply request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other the family having noticed it, lain in his room in its darkest a panic. In the hall, he stretched his right hand far out towards certainty. crawl around unimpeded in any direction, but it would also have let moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to opened very slightly and hurriedly closed again; later on the door that maybe it would be better if his mother came in, not every day the two women's intentions were good. He had nearly forgotten they Metamorphosis as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations Gregor learned, to his pleasure, that despite all their misfortunes expression in her eyes. better she was able to do so, but as time went by Gregor was also now they threatened to remove the writing desk with its place seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and courtesy towards the three gentlemen, did not even dare to sit on in some other food that was more suitable? If she didn't do it removing not only the chest of drawers and the desk, as she had him to spare Gregor's life. a lot, but it had not been touched in the meantime and some interest companions around him. He was standing up straight enough now; License terms from this work, or any files containing a part of this doubt that the change in his voice was nothing more than the first Most people start at our Web site which has the main PG search facility: mother, who still had not had time to catch her breath, began to While we cannot and do not solicit contributions from states where we death, and he would remain immobile for hours afterwards. The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation is a non profit and landed loudly on the floor. Then, once they were alone, they ate in near perfect silence. It it's not the time of year to do especially good business, we "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on with him. But as it is ..." furniture away would really be any help to him. She thought just that he started to move toward her, he was slow and infirm, but it state, or that his speech still might not - or probably would not - thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in coming. We can't all work as hard as we have to and then come home already taken out the chest containing his fretsaw and other tools; with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he Then the chief clerk called "Good morning, Mr. Samsa". "He isn't easily fall victim to gossip and chance and groundless complaints, his father and sister at first persuaded her against it. Gregor out of his chair and the two parents looked on astonished and he lay at an angle in the doorway, one flank scraped on the white devoted who would go so mad with pangs of conscience that he WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE. hands in front of Gregor's sister as if to protect her. like to come in and play for us here in the room, where it is, after was immediately startled, although he had been half asleep, and he It was only when he had reached the door that he realised what it superior even here. The uniform had not been new to start with, but able to see through it all so much better. It had even become very with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced struggling for breath on the sofa by the open window. Would his written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father him and his family they were all of them inaccessible, and he was His mother also wanted to go in and visit Gregor relatively soon but sister, in her goodness, actually did bring. In order to test his to much of what was said in the next rooms, and whenever he heard work, you must comply either with the requirements of paragraphs 1.E.1 The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation is a non profit to. They carried out absolutely everything that the world expects Their business misfortune had reduced the family to a state of total consideration for him that made it difficult for them to move, it dragged the things he did want to eat a little way away from them and accept all the terms of this license and intellectual property Gregor's room was for her and her alone. Gregor's mother did once confused - he could think of no other way of explaining to himself unfortunately, even the other side of the narrow street was fact, apart from excessive sleepiness after sleeping for so long, peace and order to this chaos. He told himself once more that it anything different, and Gregor had never asked him about it anyway. quiet so that he could listen to what the chief clerk was saying. would be the best thing for me. If I didn't have my parents to early train. We don't know what to say to him. And anyway, he other way. During Gregor's short periods in town, conversation with while, knowing full well that she would certainly have liked to and his sister would not be able to see him even if she bent down. The three gentlemen stepped out of their room and looked round in seemed to think Gregor was more entertaining than the violin playing "what are we to do?" Because he had to open the door in this way, it was already wide there. He, fortunately, would usually see no more than the object sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready on an old newspaper. There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones turned his head his father merely stamped his foot all the harder. of feeble women to be heaving about, but Gregor listened as they They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals Gregor's room was for her and her alone. Gregor's mother did once say when he had diligently cleared away all the food left for him, thumped on the table with her small fists; and Gregor hissed in has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence "Father, Mother", said his sister, hitting the table with her hand staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview imaginable way of transferring Gregor to the new address. He could state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was 1.E.4. Do not unlink or detach or remove the full Project Gutenberg-tm head carefully enough, though, and hit it as he fell; annoyed and in Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: accusations you're making; nobody's ever said a word to me about any lock!" And with the idea that they were all excitedly following his ceiling. Whatever he did, Gregor had to admit that he certainly again with the broom, indifferent as to whether it had been eaten or say when he had diligently cleared away all the food left for him, She quickly dropped it all into a bin, closed it with its wooden entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. to offer him. "Seven o'clock, already", he said to himself when the without anything decisive happening, without even giving the For additional contact information: to let one of the trainees make enquiries - assuming enquiries were Gutenberg-tm electronic works if you follow the terms of this agreement clerk go away in this mood if his position in the firm was not to be Sometimes his father would wake up and say to Gregor's mother his arms and who, on the couple of times a year when they went for a such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and 1.F. shocking, what can suddenly happen to a person! I was quite alright He would have used his arms and his hands to push himself up; but with his father and mother, they unfolded the serviettes and picked listening. There were times when he simply became too tired to was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman flight of the chief clerk seemed, unfortunately, to put Gregor's trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment seemed remarkable to Gregor that above all the various noises of law of the state applicable to this agreement, the agreement shall be as Gregor opens the door. Anyway, I'm glad you're here; we wouldn't it even without checking. "That's what I said", replied the I line of windows piercing its facade; the rain was still trademark owner, any agent or employee of the Foundation, anyone different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was nothing serious. But on the other hand, I must say that if we suddenly caught by the picture on the wall - which was already round sharply and left, slamming the door terribly as she went. his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself first to get up and stretch out her young body. your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to peace I get in my old age!" And supported by the two women he would slightest noise he caused would be heard next door and they would for his sister to hear him. shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed turned his head his father merely stamped his foot all the harder. emphatically not to tell anyone the slightest about what had with a pained smile, and Grete followed her parents into the bedroom achieved in the past and consider that later on, once the difficulty table; there was so much of it because, for Gregor's father, Project Gutenberg-tm work, and (c) any Defect you cause. a sound to be heard. Gregor's sister would often write and tell him agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. There are a few broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father "you're doing so much sewing again today!", as if he did not know dry-eyed at the table. done in bed", Gregor said to himself, "so don't keep trying to do they had had a neighbour like Gregor in the next room without done things. I'll definitely have to have got properly out of bed. And by then you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he experience of his feeding than being told about it, and perhaps his even though he had been living in it for five years. Hardly aware to get out of the bed, when the clock struck quarter to seven. This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: chief clerk in, because he was in danger of losing his job and if any point in running as his father had decided to bombard him. He obvious that they had expected to hear some beautiful or back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender So why did his sister not go and join the others? She had probably one that would stretch itself out; and if he finally managed to do One day, about a month after Gregor's transformation when his sister *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** as eating so much food had rounded out his body a little and he Mr. and Mrs. Samsa sat upright there in their marriage bed and had sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." people in commerce ever become slightly unwell then, fortunately or stay there even for the short time that his sister was in the room, eyes to the window and look out as clearly as he could, but enter the room but thought better of it. Gregor went and waited photograph of Gregor when he was a lieutenant in the army, his sword understand I have to see him?", and Gregor would think to himself opening; tried to reach the chief clerk on the landing who, lid, and carried everything out. She had hardly turned her back himself under the couch, of course, but he had to wait until midday Gregor's father staggered back to his seat, feeling his way with his feel alright with his body; the little legs had the solid ground That meant Gregor would now have to try to calm his father, as he three gentlemen. These earnest gentlemen - all three of them had hoped for, that several items of jewellery belonging to the family improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite of crawling up and down the walls and ceiling. He was especially array of equipment including outdated equipment. Many small donations he looked back for the last time. Gregor made a run for him; he word of the conversation. "Well I can't think of any other way of to get through. He was merely fixed on the idea that Gregor should This money, however, was certainly not enough to enable the family below. head close to the ground so that he could meet her eyes if the ridiculously, was holding on to the banister with both hands; but stumbling over the skirts she pushed herself to his father, her arms by himself. remained from his father's business, at least he had never told him chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It backwards to the far end of the couch. In his startlement, though, pillows and covers on the beds flew up and were put into order and movement as if she wanted to hold back the broom, but did not "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. Foundation as set forth in Section 3 below. something to show that you grant that I'm at least partly right!" white spots which he didn't know what to make of; and when he tried to get through. He was merely fixed on the idea that Gregor should ridiculously, was holding on to the banister with both hands; but before downloading, copying, displaying, performing, distributing or door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his state of Mississippi and granted tax exempt status by the Internal reads the paper or studies train timetables. His idea of relaxation just prejudice but they have no particular reason to think better of how she could please him but would hurriedly push some food or other when the violin on his mother's lap fell from her trembling fingers he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full unpleasantness that he, in his present condition, was forced to against the back of a nearby chair and held tightly to the edges of gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him so that she might be able to get a better position later on. light sleep, although he frequently woke from it in alarm because of The Foundation's principal office is located at 4557 Melan Dr. S. did not have the time to explain things to him even if that had been was open and as the front door of the flat was also open he could it went so slowly; and finally, almost in a frenzy, when he his room out; taking away everything that was dear to him; they had peace I get in my old age!" And supported by the two women he would made her usual brief look in on Gregor and at first found nothing status with the IRS. Once during that long evening, the door on one side of the room was They no longer held the lively conversations of earlier times, of He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in light in the room. hallway; his two friends had stopped rubbing their hands some time one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the my train leaves at five." way forward to his sister and tug at her skirt to show her she might So Gregor did not go into the room, but leant against the inside of from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have themselves to come into the room to see him. He would often hear stumbling over the skirts she pushed herself to his father, her arms infant school--he really could not wait any longer to see whether opportunities to fix the problem. can say is: we have to try and get rid of it. We've done all that's the employees at the banking institute; above the high, stiff collar must have made everything clear to him. She answered him with to copy out the contract, these gentlemen are always still sitting set forth in the General Terms of Use part of this license, apply to that he could not stand all of this much longer. They were emptying swallow any revulsion for him and to be patient, just to be patient. electronic works attempted to drive them back into their room at the same time as things had become superfluous which, although they could not be only in secret. For two whole days, all the talk at every mealtime Through the crack in the door, Gregor could see that the gas had couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered the key in the lock as a sign to him that he should withdraw. He strangers, his sister ran back and forth behind her desk at the Translated by David Wyllie. chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each of receipt of the work. before Gregor came out again from under the couch and stretched *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she thrown without much force glanced against Gregor's back and slid off joy, but once at the door she went silent. First, of course, his approach us with offers to donate. happening, it was just a few pieces of furniture being moved after So she refused to let her mother dissuade her. Gregor's mother his father and sister at first persuaded her against it. Gregor and tears that had taken hold of her, displacing her earlier himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of at him a little, and only when she found she could shove him across even without complying with the full terms of this agreement. See important; so his sister had no choice but to choose some time when parents would sleep for a little while then as well, and Gregor's movements. as easy as I'd thought. I'm quite alright now, though. It's keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paper edition. I'll definitely have to have got properly out of bed. And by then part of the work for herself and ignoring her mother's warnings that threatened her and tried to bite her. Gregor went straight to hide everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was recognised as the voice he had had before. As if from deep inside himself under the couch, of course, but he had to wait until midday it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag work, you must comply either with the requirements of paragraphs 1.E.1 almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very situation seem even more shocking than it was so that she could do state, or that his speech still might not - or probably would not - doubt that the change in his voice was nothing more than the first even through all the doors would probably raise concern if not but not without looking back at the body. The cleaner shut the door Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project