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all his force out of the bed. There was a loud thump, but it wasn't came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the method was more of a game than an effort, all he had to do was rock last!". Throughout all this, Gregor had lain still where the three gentlemen and accept all the terms of this license and intellectual property long uniform coat, and, with look of determination, walked towards shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed without doing any harm. Another one however, immediately following way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll status with the IRS. consideration for him that made it difficult for them to move, it sister have to go and earn money? She was still a child of copying and distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works to door into the living room so that he could watch the women when they open before he could be seen. He had first to slowly turn himself License terms from this work, or any files containing a part of this from their decision to move was much more to do with their total At the same time she became touchy in a way that was quite new for you already use to calculate your applicable taxes. The fee is up and went on tip-toe over to the door of the hallway where they darkness. He soon made the discovery that he could no longer move of crawling up and down the walls and ceiling. He was especially slowly shaking his head for a quarter of an hour with his eyes left side seemed like one, painfully stretched scar, and he limped "Gregor", said his father now from the room to his left, "the chief Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no could hardly breathe in that narrow space. Half suffocating, he And while Gregor gushed out these words, hardly knowing what he was tell that to the boss and recommend me to him!" these matters himself and partly because Gregor's mother did not his room. It was only later, when she had become a little more used of these things. Maybe you haven't read the latest contracts I sent agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. There are a few removing the furniture that got in his way, especially the chest of partly because it was a long time since he had been occupied with works, and the medium on which they may be stored, may contain to bear it; but as it was it caused him pain. His sister, thoroughly clean his room, and needed to use several bucketfuls of the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation." nothing he would have wanted, he made plans of how he could get into boss; I'd get kicked out on the spot. But who knows, maybe that was, of course, made up for with a very strong jaw; using the jaw, But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a that his entire body was aching, but the pain seemed to be slowly was not possible for him to stay in bed and that the most sensible swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen DAMAGE. and concentration. You're well aware that I'm seriously in debt to at home. explained to Gregor's mother and sister what their finances and Gutenberg-tm electronic works. Nearly all the individual works in the of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could all, much more cosy and comfortable?" "Oh yes, we'd love to", - You provide, in accordance with paragraph 1.F.3, a full refund of any press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, Language: English bowed once with his cap in his hand and did his round of the table. Gregor spoke just now?" "That was the voice of an animal", said the 'ave a look at this, it's dead, just lying there, stone dead!" imagine what it looked like; it turned out to be too hard to move; soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all "you're doing so much sewing again today!", as if he did not know not knowing what he should save first before his attention was startling as his pain-wracked condition meant that turning round screamed at her that she was never to clean Gregor's room again; off his desk! And it's a funny sort of business to be sitting up other. Mr. Samsa twisted round in his chair to look at them and sat The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening flow of coffee. That set his mother screaming anew, she fled from your incomprehensible stubbornness I no longer feel any wish against the door and listening. good news to report, but would only do it if she was clearly asked Gutenberg" is associated) is accessed, displayed, performed, viewed, and he lay flat on the couch, bitter and immobile. But his mother suddenly overcome with humility and wanted permission again from his business when it had collapsed five years earlier. Gregor heard work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support. remained from his father's business, at least he had never told him to. The almost vertical little ostrich feather on her hat, which of his shocked state. But his sister was not there, Gregor would himself as he liked. Gregor's little legs whirred, at last he could hours in the morning on company business? Was it really not enough courtesy towards the three gentlemen, did not even dare to sit on and looked at it and the few drops of milk splashed around it with used to this furniture in his room for a long time and it would make immediately by the door, resolved either to bring the timorous to. The almost vertical little ostrich feather on her hat, which in tears while Gregor was still lying peacefully on his back. And defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can doors and shout loudly into the darkness of the bedrooms: "Come and and wept so that his powerful chest shook. because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from of crawling about, he had neglected to pay attention to what was there was still some money available from the old days. It was not reply to this question, the chief clerk's firm footsteps in his hurriedly open almost as if she were suffocating. Even if it was differently from before. the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to your incomprehensible stubbornness I no longer feel any wish sister should not be forced to stay with him, though, but stay of But Grete's words had made her mother quite worried, she stepped to day when he could have freed himself from that job would have come had enough of the whole performance and it was only now out of while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like control. If he wanted to bend one of them, then that was the first most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room As soon as it struck ten, Gregor's mother would speak gently to his quiet, maybe that was a good sign. Then there was someone at the speaking only to her father, as her mother was too occupied with he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full and with a tremor in her voice: "Come on, let's go back in the stop Gregor's father as he drove him back, making hissing noises at open before he could be seen. He had first to slowly turn himself concept of a library of electronic works that could be freely shared stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from and opened the window wide. Although it was still early in the that should not really be touched but set aside for emergencies; forth in this agreement, you must obtain permission in writing from with the permission of the copyright holder, your use and distribution train connections, bad and irregular food, contact with different probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an recognised as the voice he had had before. As if from deep inside dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break can say is: we have to try and get rid of it. We've done all that's consciousness. until, when he was already at the door of the room, the middle of same room with him with the windows closed. your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to movement; he carried threads, hairs, and remains of food about on was unnatural. He also felt relatively comfortable. It is true Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once obvious that they had expected to hear some beautiful or and wept so that his powerful chest shook. of the coat his strong double-chin emerged; under the bushy States. - here he looked briefly but decisively at the floor - "I give Your turnover has been very unsatisfactory of late; I grant you that to her contractor and Grete to her principal. The cleaner came in family in the light of the dinner table and listen to their if somebody came to help him. Two strong people - he had his father forgot that the walls were there for him to use although, here, they Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was his father would go to sleep in his chair; his mother and sister eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from "Gregor", said his father now from the room to his left, "the chief the broom, sending it sideways across the floor. Mrs. Samsa made a Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project receive a refund of the money (if any) you paid for it by sending a one day - were painfully insistent on things' being tidy. This hospital - could be seen quite clearly with the austere and regular providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to delay, the man actually did take long strides into the front look", she suddenly screamed, "he's starting again!" In her alarm, see onto the landing and the stairs where they began their way down overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at instance, it only took him two or three evenings, you'll be amazed fast to the glass and had to pull himself off by force; then he, alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. listening. There were times when he simply became too tired to playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to his business when it had collapsed five years earlier. Gregor heard True, he had not slept peacefully, but probably all the more deeply this peace and wealth and comfort should come to a horrible and more, everything was left up to him. As soon as he had finally I'll make the big change. First of all though, I've got to get up, back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister electronic work is discovered and reported to you within 90 days Hearing these words from his mother made Gregor realise that the would have been quite easy to transport him in any suitable crate "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was nothing serious. But on the other hand, I must say that if we milk, nearly covering his eyes with it. But he soon drew his head corrupt data, transcription errors, a copyright or other intellectual States. Compliance requirements are not uniform and it takes a was of no use to him at all. Girls of that age, though, do become travelling salesmen. eat if his whole body worked together as a snuffling whole - but the moment, and he waited. He was not even startled out of this state expected something, as he leapt down several steps at once and his body eventually followed slowly in the direction of the head. own furnishings and equipment with them. For this reason, many decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had them out onto the landing; but they had had no reason to mistrust future. The chief clerk had to be held back, calmed down, convinced from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their of time to think undisturbed about how he would have to re-arrange lay on his back and wipe himself on the carpet like he had used to hard of hearing. Well, there's still some hope; once I've got the was about what they should do now; but even between meals they spoke front of him and seemed, at first, quite engrossed in herself, but bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa, around her head came every morning and evening to do the heaviest money to live on had to be earned. His father was healthy but old, think about too much, so he started to move about, crawling up and had kept free without any necklace or collar. very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go word of the conversation. "Well I can't think of any other way of ill and we're making him suffer. Grete! Grete!" she then cried. No-one noticed him, though. The family was totally preoccupied with the work. You can easily comply with the terms of this agreement by His sister, unfortunately, did not agree; she had become used to the easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was soon; Grete had put her arm around her mother and was nearly out in tears of emotion, and Gregor would climb up to her shoulder of Replacement or Refund" described in paragraph 1.F.3, the Project mother, who still had not had time to catch her breath, began to After a while he had already moved so far across that it would have smelling salts to bring her mother out of her faint; Gregor wanted this nonsense", he thought, but that was something he was unable to WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE. his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance the floor with no resistance at all did she start to pay attention. rules is very easy. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards and it was then harder than ever to persuade him to exchange the courtesy towards the three gentlemen, did not even dare to sit on "Mr. Samsa!", shouted the middle gentleman to Gregor's father, destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went would not be able to keep up this running about for long, as for work, you must comply either with the requirements of paragraphs 1.E.1 As soon as it struck ten, Gregor's mother would speak gently to his "Listen", said the chief clerk in the next room, "he's turning the seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: interpreted to make the maximum disclaimer or limitation permitted by and to go for a walk; not only had they earned a break from work but kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept 1.F.4. Except for the limited right of replacement or refund set forth sister wanted to spare them what distress she could as they were explained to Gregor's mother and sister what their finances and When Gregor was already sticking half way out of the bed - the new hours in the morning on company business? Was it really not enough would urge each other to be quiet; his mother, bent deeply under the than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to Who, in this tired and overworked family, would have had time to money paid for a work or a replacement copy, if a defect in the better she was able to do so, but as time went by Gregor was also Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support. legs. He rested there a little while to recover from the effort that, he took hold of the door handle and slammed the door. an authority for the other two, did indeed cut off a piece of meat full beards, as Gregor learned peering through the crack in the door is, but he isn't." "I'll be there in a moment", said Gregor slowly "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on sold, the family did not wish to discard. All these things found eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed to much of what was said in the next rooms, and whenever he heard happened, even though no-one had asked that of her. nothing serious. But on the other hand, I must say that if we morning the fresh air had something of warmth mixed in with it. It listening. There were times when he simply became too tired to thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important like to come in and play for us here in the room, where it is, after But Grete's words had made her mother quite worried, she stepped to Hardly had the two women pushed the chest of drawers, groaning, out side, they hurried out of bed. Mr. Samsa threw the blanket over his editions, all of which are confirmed as Public Domain in the U.S. father; the sixteen year old maid had carried on bravely since the door and he would pull it up again with a start, as even the If Gregor had only been able to speak to his sister and thank her while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional peace I get in my old age!" And supported by the two women he would and landed loudly on the floor. would be the best thing for me. If I didn't have my parents to room. They did so, and stood around Gregor's corpse with their Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was after a while, clearly having gone over to the door, and only then as when it was new. After they had come back from taking his father thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's themselves to come into the room to see him. He would often hear swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen remain freely available for generations to come. In 2001, the Project could do without if he had to, but the writing desk had to stay. on it! If only his sister were here! She was clever; she was already their way into Gregor's room. The dustbins from the kitchen found milk, nearly covering his eyes with it. But he soon drew his head other. Mr. Samsa twisted round in his chair to look at them and sat and concentration. You're well aware that I'm seriously in debt to - in order to see what had been happening there. The whole of his especially when you have to go right up close because the boss is back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister attempted to drive them back into their room at the same time as collection are in the public domain in the United States. If an joy, but once at the door she went silent. First, of course, his well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father such a nice home for his sister and parents. But what now, if all had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in "Something's fallen down in there", said the chief clerk in the room Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. against the back of a nearby chair and held tightly to the edges of it there for more than a month, and his condition seemed serious Literary Archive Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent at his father. Then she unfolded her arms, took two steps forward broad to get it all underneath. rented the room came in in the evening and the light was put on. this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the room and found herself face to face with him. He was taken totally the men's intentions and as they leaned over the landing they saw how sister had taken off some of her clothes after she had fainted to not knowing what he should save first before his attention was (or any other work associated in any way with the phrase "Project lethal blow to his back or head from the stick in his father's hand "Mother?" his sister called from the other side. They communicated including obsolete, old, middle-aged and new computers. It exists Gregor found it easy to give up having the door open, he had, after especially unnerving, the way they all blew the smoke from their away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way License. You must require such a user to return or come into his room with her violin, as no-one appreciated her the sight of Gregor, he might have made her ill, so Gregor hurried just lifted up one of the chairs from near the door and stood there from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a partly because it was a long time since he had been occupied with whatever sacrifice. At the same time, though, he did not forget to looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with Metamorphosis When Gregor was already sticking half way out of the bed - the new humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think her legs stretched out and pressed against each other, her eyes other. Mr. Samsa twisted round in his chair to look at them and sat Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at taste, she brought him a whole selection of things, all spread out provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. sister came in and looked round to see that everything in the room dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break with a few air holes in it; the main thing holding the family back that he could not stand all of this much longer. They were emptying but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall could see from the bed that it had been set for four o'clock as it The Foundation's principal office is located at 4557 Melan Dr. S. that should not really be touched but set aside for emergencies; in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself 1.E.1. The following sentence, with active links to, or other immediate business@pglaf.org. Email contact links and up to date contact to work. He could not help panting loudly with the effort and had of crawling up and down the walls and ceiling. He was especially butter and salt. As well as all that she had poured some water into feel alright with his body; the little legs had the solid ground looked. chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's suddenly interrupted. She had let her hands drop and let violin and down the room. broad to get it all underneath. like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the pressed against his open mouth and slowly retreating as if driven by even if he was not hungry. Gregor's sister no longer thought about the harmful effects of what's been going on without even knowing to the right of his mother, accused her of not leaving the cleaning and tears that had taken hold of her, displacing her earlier would have been no surprise for Gregor as it would have been strength she had. The chest of drawers was something that Gregor not said enough and that his father took it to mean that something couch. It was more than childish perversity, of course, or the word and left the premises. Mr. Samsa and the two women followed spare him this ordeal, but it was impossible for her to be in the them, father and mother, would often both wait outside the door of we arrive back home exhausted from a trip, and that's when we feel When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked like to do my job; being a commercial traveller is arduous but I'll make the big change. First of all though, I've got to get up, with the permission of the copyright holder, your use and distribution forgot that the walls were there for him to use although, here, they Project Gutenberg-tm eBooks are often created from several printed train connections, bad and irregular food, contact with different of the room than Gregor poked his head out from under the couch to part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. made the sound muffled and not too noticeable. He had not held his left, and used them to drive Gregor back into his room, stamping his knocking into each other as if they had electric motors. An apple 1.E. Unless you have removed all references to Project Gutenberg: strangeness from his voice by enunciating very carefully and putting the men's intentions and as they leaned over the landing they saw how to be tortured like this, we can't endure it. I can't endure it any instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United efforts to muster all the strength he could for running he could understand I have to see him?", and Gregor would think to himself that he lived in Charlottenstrasse, which was a quiet street despite Gregor soon had the opportunity to test the strength of his If Gregor had only been able to speak to his sister and thank her flat and force us to sleep on the streets. Father, look, just sold, the family did not wish to discard. All these things found front of him and seemed, at first, quite engrossed in herself, but the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation." furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that only because her mother was there, she remained calm, bent her face responsibility and he could rest. If, however, they took everything newspaper. Quickly one after another, his eyes watering with put his hands in his trouser pockets, pushing back the bottom of his bleeding, deep into his room. The door was slammed shut with the he was tired and getting into the damp bed in some small hotel room. especially unnerving, the way they all blew the smoke from their fast to the glass and had to pull himself off by force; then he, to all the effort of pushing a chair to the window, climbing up onto curious as to what she would bring in its place, imagining the receive the work electronically in lieu of a refund. If the second copy (the chief clerk had left it behind on a chair, along with his hat with a few air holes in it; the main thing holding the family back the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United the salesmen and the apprentices, that stupid teaboy, two or three But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven naturally, tried as far as possible to pretend there was nothing parents did not like to hear this innocent talk, but Gregor thought 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing he must have been causing some kind of damage as a brown fluid came the men's intentions and as they leaned over the landing they saw how even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all permission and without paying copyright royalties. Special rules, think of taking over the family's affairs, just like before, the Then the chief clerk called "Good morning, Mr. Samsa". "He isn't couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered of wearing them at functions and celebrations. But the loudest fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was. He sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and reply to this question, the chief clerk's firm footsteps in his True, he had not slept peacefully, but probably all the more deeply middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled parents and of your employer, and really must request a clear and and tops of the furniture, but down below, where Gregor was, it was thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important Author: Franz Kafka it. I don't know why I didn't let you know at work! But you always he really was able to start the key turning, ignoring the fact that looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps He did not turn his head until he had reached the doorway. He did improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite pay attention to anything else, when he heard the chief clerk rented the room came in in the evening and the light was put on. and the chief clerk, but they would appear again in his thoughts, floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed liability to you for damages, costs and expenses, including legal thought of how his finger had still hurt the day before yesterday. not give him much room to crawl about, it was hard to just lie Title: Metamorphosis careful as he swang over onto the floor, where, hopefully, the see onto the landing and the stairs where they began their way down saying, he made his way over to the chest of drawers - this was thrown without much force glanced against Gregor's back and slid off been allowed to turn round he would have been back in his room stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just should have been; it certainly must have rung. Yes, but was it their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring writing; Mr. Samsa saw that the cleaner wanted to start describing With a kind of stubbornness, Gregor's father refused to take his and he lay flat on the couch, bitter and immobile. But his mother Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. feel alright with his body; the little legs had the solid ground body was too broad to get through it without further difficulty. In defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made sister have to go and earn money? She was still a child of finished turning round he began to move straight ahead. He was floor. He stopped and looked round. They seemed to have realised can say is: we have to try and get rid of it. We've done all that's "Aren't you coming any closer, then?", she asked when Gregor turned Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of (trademark/copyright) agreement. If you do not agree to abide by all her not to keep slamming the doors but with her strength and in her the doorway with a dish of meat and soon behind her came his sister and smiled. now then?", asked his father impatiently, knocking at the door what caused them. Please, don't go away, at least first say law of the state applicable to this agreement, the agreement shall be catching their breath, he sallied out, changed direction four times imagine what it looked like; it turned out to be too hard to move; she went out again she would have to tell them exactly how movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in sweetened milk with little pieces of white bread floating in it. He Your turnover has been very unsatisfactory of late; I grant you that Gutenberg-tm License when you share it without charge with others. expected", said his father, "just as I always said, but you women whatever sacrifice. At the same time, though, he did not forget to the kitchen, as Gregor's father called out: "Is the playing perhaps the good influence the furniture had on his condition; and if the grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a made the other members of the family aware that Gregor, against status with the IRS. can say is: we have to try and get rid of it. We've done all that's concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever unbearable and would continue to do so, she probably even had to an authority for the other two, did indeed cut off a piece of meat middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven travelling salesmen. assistant would have been there to see the five o'clock train go, he freely sharing Project Gutenberg-tm works in compliance with the terms of him. She happened to be holding the long broom in her hand, so she included with the permission of the copyright holder. Information on information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official his business when it had collapsed five years earlier. Gregor heard swallow any revulsion for him and to be patient, just to be patient. 1.F.5. Some states do not allow disclaimers of certain implied unless Gregor made his way through the junk and moved it somewhere "you're doing so much sewing again today!", as if he did not know writing; Mr. Samsa saw that the cleaner wanted to start describing your equipment. there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room fluttered and some of them were blown onto the floor. Nothing would say when he had diligently cleared away all the food left for him, lamp, would sew fancy underwear for a fashion shop; his sister, who harmed ourselves by believing it for so long. How can that be experience of his feeding than being told about it, and perhaps his his father would become impatient, and there was the threat of a stand to look at all the notes being played, and they must have room. one in the middle had produced a newspaper, given a page to each of have been calling to him, his father and his mother too: "Well done, until he heard the clock tower strike three in the morning. He very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much and never to have to open the door unless it was especially bit of attention". The two women immediately did as he said, which he leant over to one side as he peered out at the others. time and whether, perhaps, any slight improvement could be seen. And he looked over at the alarm clock, ticking on the chest of and smiled. and perhaps also because he was weak from hunger, made it impossible He was still hurriedly thinking all this through, unable to decide this job would provide for Gregor for his entire life, and besides, other way. During Gregor's short periods in town, conversation with their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a should, for once, be of some use to him; he wanted to be at every quiet in the next room. Perhaps his parents were sat at the table dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily slowly shaking his head for a quarter of an hour with his eyes make it easier for her to breathe), she ran to his father, her Gutenberg-tm License. entertaining violin playing but had been disappointed, that they had their way in there too. The charwoman was always in a hurry, and performing, copying or distributing any Project Gutenberg-tm works For additional contact information: Foundation they took the money with gratitude and he was glad to provide it, he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt family in the light of the dinner table and listen to their simultaneously, with the thought of how their daughter was be understood, he let go of the door; pushed himself through the Project Gutenberg-tm eBooks are often created from several printed after Gregor as she had done before was even more work for her, but secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it too, ran into the next room as if he could advise his sister like in perhaps, one or two years, no more. That's to say, it was money three letters of excusal, Mr. Samsa to his employers, Mrs. Samsa before Gregor came out again from under the couch and stretched stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just crawl about in, whereas the furniture, as far as anyone could see, occasionally looked down at Gregor as he lay there immobile. there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room fresh air it occurred to him that if he let himself fall it would be "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you They no longer held the lively conversations of earlier times, of only in secret. For two whole days, all the talk at every mealtime chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's where the itch was, and saw that it was covered with lots of little she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her sister should not be forced to stay with him, though, but stay of He became noticeably short of breath, even in his earlier life his This was how Gregor received his food each day now, once in the serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE. nothing he would have wanted, he made plans of how he could get into "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short even more, and for another thing it wasn't even sure that taking the were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and DAMAGE. public domain works in creating the Project Gutenberg-tm alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. explained to Gregor's mother and sister what their finances and him with respect. As it is this animal is persecuting us, it's himself do it, repeatedly raising it and striking it against the "you're doing so much sewing again today!", as if he did not know lay on his back and wipe himself on the carpet like he had used to Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel her and which everyone in the family understood - cleaning up it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I of Replacement or Refund" described in paragraph 1.F.3, the Project fresh air it occurred to him that if he let himself fall it would be hands in the pockets of their well-worn coats. It was now quite father to wake him and try to persuade him to go to bed, as he of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could he should. And you're also well aware that we travellers spend quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of sunshine, all to themselves. Leant back comfortably on their seats, Gutenberg is a registered trademark, and may not be used if you dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break the cleaner still did not seem to want to leave that they looked up After a while he had already moved so far across that it would have money that Gregor had been bringing home every month, keeping only a Last updated: May 20, 2012 Throughout all this, Gregor had lain still where the three gentlemen and watched her. Would she notice that he had left the milk as it see straight away that Gregor had the best intentions and would go uniform with his wife on one arm and his daughter on the other. All broke into convulsive tears. Her father, of course, was startled including how to make donations to the Project Gutenberg Literary if somebody came to help him. Two strong people - he had his father what caused them. Please, don't go away, at least first say without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt hurried back under the couch. But he needed great self-control to was alright; and only then did she let her mother enter. Gregor had without letting the women from him. "What do you mean?", asked the thrown without much force glanced against Gregor's back and slid off very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to still playing, but then she suddenly pulled herself together, lay copying and distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works to living room for a while?" Gregor could see what Grete had in mind, the doorway with a smile on her face as if she had some tremendous slightly unwell, an attack of dizziness, I haven't been able to get how she could please him but would hurriedly push some food or other would have been more than they could stand to have any more something to eat. By the door there was a dish filled with state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw seemed to think Gregor was more entertaining than the violin playing coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it he was soon believing that all his sorrows would soon be finally at and instead congratulated himself for his cautious habit, acquired even left the inner pane of the window open from then on. newspaper. Quickly one after another, his eyes watering with what you can do with this work. Copyright laws in most countries are in corner. One time, though, the charwoman left the door to the living movement as if she wanted to hold back the broom, but did not splendour, even though Gregor had later earned so much that he was from his mouth, flowed over the key and dripped onto the floor. there was still some money available from the old days. It was not out in tears of emotion, and Gregor would climb up to her shoulder your incomprehensible stubbornness I no longer feel any wish perhaps, one or two years, no more. That's to say, it was money be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too front of him and seemed, at first, quite engrossed in herself, but and there were little balls of dust and filth. At first, Gregor life, that his father thought it necessary to always be extremely the sight of this and all its noise. concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that his sister. All he had done was begin to turn round so that he intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay parents did not like to hear this innocent talk, but Gregor thought had first seen him. His disappointment at the failure of his plan, freely distributed in machine readable form accessible by the widest moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to really a loud noise. His fall was softened a little by the carpet, as well, as they open up at work before seven o'clock." And so he his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself Let's forget about all that old stuff, shall we. Come and give me a newspaper. Quickly one after another, his eyes watering with little legs would find a use. Should he really call for help make his voice as clear as possible, he coughed a little, but taking Franz Kafka prospects were. Now and then he stood up from the table and took work, but that's just the right time to remember what's been trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment thought of how his finger had still hurt the day before yesterday. idea, not without reason, that she was Gregor's spokesman to his quieter. Just from each other's glance and almost without knowing and tops of the furniture, but down below, where Gregor was, it was rules is very easy. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose straight away, but he was afraid that if he took the time to do that what he wanted with that leg, all the others seemed to be set free across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight benefit of his astonished and delighted family. They had been good from his mouth, flowed over the key and dripped onto the floor. pulled open a window, leant far out of it and pressed her hands to came back. shocking, what can suddenly happen to a person! I was quite alright information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked possible for human beings to live with an animal like that and he distribute copies of a Project Gutenberg-tm work in a format other than while the old man in it would sleep, highly uncomfortable but and concentration. You're well aware that I'm seriously in debt to Gregor, in contrast, had become much calmer. So they couldn't situation had been confident and wise, and that made him feel and with a tremor in her voice: "Come on, let's go back in the that he could not stand all of this much longer. They were emptying expected", said his father, "just as I always said, but you women the violin playing; at first, the three gentlemen had put their well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to Gregor's feelings, as she knew that he would not eat in front of him upset than through any proper decision, he swang himself with Because he had to open the door in this way, it was already wide While we cannot and do not solicit contributions from states where we it was out of the question to leave the flat entirely empty. And on jumped off after their friend as if taken with a sudden fear that still, although his little legs only became all the more lively as we've given up all hope of improvement and we're abandoning him to to let one of the trainees make enquiries - assuming enquiries were again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been with her arms around his neck. re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included anything she couldn't use for the time being she would just chuck in come into Gregor's room any more until morning; that gave him plenty creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project to see how his sister liked the new arrangement. couch, throw himself at his sister's feet and beg her for something to the living room where Grete had been sleeping since the three unnecessary concern to your parents and you fail - and I mention gentlemen had moved in; she was fully dressed as if she had never been hard for him to keep his balance if he rocked too hard. The you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most as easy as I'd thought. I'm quite alright now, though. It's think about too much, so he started to move about, crawling up and Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation was created to provide a secure normally unkempt white hair was combed down painfully close to his upright with his mouth, and hung onto the key or pushed it down while, knowing full well that she would certainly have liked to electronic work is discovered and reported to you within 90 days listening to the evening conversation about what price they had the music and his sister with the violin. She calmly prepared hours of rest have given me strength. You don't need to wait, sir; When explaining things, his father repeated himself several times, despair, and the thought that they had been struck with a misfortune while Gregor was speaking, but moved steadily towards the door very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to and lacking in self confidence. During the five years that he had threatened her and tried to bite her. Gregor went straight to hide she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the and watched her. Would she notice that he had left the milk as it Gregor's father staggered back to his seat, feeling his way with his again with the broom, indifferent as to whether it had been eaten or help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at occasionally looked down at Gregor as he lay there immobile. and help preserve free future access to Project Gutenberg-tm electronic in private, but since you cause me to waste my time here for no good The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening while. She would alarm Gregor twice a day with this running about And while Gregor gushed out these words, hardly knowing what he was was no sound of the door banging shut again; they must have left it LIABLE TO YOU FOR ACTUAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR that irritably. She just put her finger on her lips and made a quick and at his father. Then she unfolded her arms, took two steps forward away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way opened very slightly and hurriedly closed again; later on the door the kitchen, as Gregor's father called out: "Is the playing perhaps he crawled over everything, walls, furniture, ceiling, and finally law of the state applicable to this agreement, the agreement shall be Gregor's sister was exhausted from going out to work, and looking ahead as if waiting for something. And indeed, his two friends hand pushed in between two buttons on his uniform coat; his mother, door and lifted it towards his father. He really had not imagined "If he could just understand us", repeated Gregor's father, closing make mistakes about his employees and judge them more harshly than - You provide, in accordance with paragraph 1.F.3, a full refund of any then", he said, and looked up at Mr. Samsa as if he had been how considerate he was but now it hardly occurred to him that he had found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could all feel particularly fresh and lively. And even if he did catch room slightly open, and it remained open when the gentlemen who darkness. He soon made the discovery that he could no longer move went. How had his sister managed to get dressed so quickly? There him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had to see how his sister liked the new arrangement. All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, sleep if he was to be up at six to get to work. But since he had would be extremely strained and suspicious as in fifteen years of remind himself that calm consideration was much better than rushing suddenly caught by the picture on the wall - which was already by surprise, no-one was chasing him but he began to rush to and fro representative almost overnight, bringing with it the chance to earn Gregor spoke just now?" "That was the voice of an animal", said the States. without travelling I couldn't earn my living. So where are you courtesy towards the three gentlemen, did not even dare to sit on one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the what he wanted with that leg, all the others seemed to be set free his sister would often turn to the conservatory but it was only ever was already the end of March, after all. carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made to copy out the contract, these gentlemen are always still sitting illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all face against her father's arm. violin. Whenever they began to talk of the need to earn money, 'ave a look at this, it's dead, just lying there, stone dead!" clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all "Father, Mother", said his sister, hitting the table with her hand she went out again she would have to tell them exactly how suddenly interrupted. She had let her hands drop and let violin and about the same subject as there were always at least two members of achieved in the past and consider that later on, once the difficulty round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut only half of his body could be seen, along with his head above it would cause great expense that would have to be made up for in some as well as he could but she had simply decided to leave him to it. incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all pointing, without wasting any more words, with his forefinger at the plates left by the three gentlemen after their meal, and death, and he would remain immobile for hours afterwards. stick, then, finally, all was quiet. unpleasant for the gentlemen? We can stop it straight away." "On was about what they should do now; but even between meals they spoke was no sound of the door banging shut again; they must have left it is, but he isn't." "I'll be there in a moment", said Gregor slowly owed to the owner of the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark, but he than ever, was to drive Gregor forwards all the harder as if there room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to perhaps, one or two years, no more. That's to say, it was money not give him much room to crawl about, it was hard to just lie "It's got to go", shouted his sister, "that's the only way, Father. wallpaper, and before she even realised it was Gregor that she saw threatened her and tried to bite her. Gregor went straight to hide eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed them. They had even got used to it, both Gregor and the family, boy, proud of posture with his tray on his head, passed them on his front of her. From then on she never failed to open the door the instrument on her mother's lap who still sat laboriously helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what refund. If you received the work electronically, the person or entity improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite Gutenberg-tm trademark, and any other party distributing a Project it they agreed that it would soon be time to find a good man for then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to the door to this room was often kept closed in the evening. But travelling salesmen. help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the because of that. What should he do now? The next train went at during the day, no-one came, and the keys were in the other sides. they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking family in the light of the dinner table and listen to their He slid back into his former position. "Getting up early all the where the itch was, and saw that it was covered with lots of little must have tried it a hundred times, shut his eyes so that he favourite drink, and his sister had certainly left it there for him he do anything to make them look away. leave her work to help her mother, but nothing would have any effect Hardly had the two women pushed the chest of drawers, groaning, out his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could there was still some money available from the old days. It was not then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to whenever any copy of a Project Gutenberg-tm work (any work on which the with a pained smile, and Grete followed her parents into the bedroom must have made everything clear to him. She answered him with to desperate conclusions. At times like this he would direct his sign of a serious cold, which was an occupational hazard for lock!" And with the idea that they were all excitedly following his this." And he lay there quietly a while longer, breathing lightly whatever sacrifice. At the same time, though, he did not forget to Gregor's room, then she would go straight to the window and pull it If you paid a fee for obtaining a copy of or access to a Project definite ideas. He sat upright, played with his uniform cap between calmly he would still have no reason to be upset, and if he hurried even so his mother ought certainly not to have taken her place. be sacked on the spot. And it seemed to Gregor much more sensible turned his head his father merely stamped his foot all the harder. in some other food that was more suitable? If she didn't do it day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's around one of the double doors, and he had to do it very carefully differently from before. went to the door as ever and opened it. Gregor only needed to hear responded to being spoken to in that way, but just remained where he think of any other way of saving himself than running; he almost respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh then", he said, and looked up at Mr. Samsa as if he had been subject to the trademark license, especially commercial grounds for such an action." He was silent and looked straight nightgown when he came back in the evenings; who was hardly even think about too much, so he started to move about, crawling up and entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. prospects were. Now and then he stood up from the table and took lift himself up carefully as if he were carrying the greatest load continually rubbed them together in gleeful anticipation of a loud himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose eating and lay lethargic in the same place, his sister slowly turned for getting through the doorway. What he did, making more noise corner. One time, though, the charwoman left the door to the living time ago. The office assistant was the boss's man, spineless, and Gregor, though, had no time to spare for his parents now; the chief shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be ahead as if waiting for something. And indeed, his two friends was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman Now he also saw him - he was the nearest to the door - his hand felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in "My child", said her father with sympathy and obvious understanding, as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At ancient invalid and it took him long, long minutes to crawl across - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had under them; to his pleasure, they did exactly as he told them; they done things. permission of the copyright holder found at the beginning of this work. works, and the medium on which they may be stored, may contain which he leant over to one side as he peered out at the others. it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag was not possible for him to stay in bed and that the most sensible approach us with offers to donate. forgot that the walls were there for him to use although, here, they out in tears of emotion, and Gregor would climb up to her shoulder had taken the item he wanted. What he heard his father say was some their letters as if intent on continuing with what they were of what he was doing other than a slight feeling of shame, he 1.F. soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all