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Author: Franz Kafka things back out again when she had time and the opportunity, or to them all about it, she suddenly remembered what a hurry she was in himself do it, repeatedly raising it and striking it against the second time after everyone had eaten their meal at midday as his sister to gain their attention too, "that with regard to the couldn't get out of bed if he didn't spend at least a couple of 1.F.6. INDEMNITY - You agree to indemnify and hold the Foundation, the it was out of the question to leave the flat entirely empty. And on methods and addresses. Donations are accepted in a number of other door and he would pull it up again with a start, as even the keeping this work in the same format with its attached full Project like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the 1.F.1. Project Gutenberg volunteers and employees expend considerable one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation came back. had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the of these things. Maybe you haven't read the latest contracts I sent compellingly, attracted him much more than the other foods on the frequent, she would often say, sadly, "now everything's just been drawers and the desk. Now, this was not something that she would be would have been more than they could stand to have any more His sister, unfortunately, did not agree; she had become used to the Gregor hardly slept at all, either night or day. Sometimes he would Foundation playing here as much as he would. He never wanted to let her out of she would strain herself. This lasted a very long time. After question; his sister shook her hand vigorously through her tears as taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that done things. There was a cautious knock at the door near his head. "Gregor", and concentration. You're well aware that I'm seriously in debt to When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked pleasure, he consumed the cheese, the vegetables and the sauce; the seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown again. "No", said Gregor. In the room on his right there followed not her bare hands - and carried it out. Gregor was extremely it went so slowly; and finally, almost in a frenzy, when he gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him which he leant over to one side as he peered out at the others. immediate notice on my room. For the days that I have been living information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full sister, so that I'm trapped in a difficult situation, but I will lethal blow to his back or head from the stick in his father's hand than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she the contrary", said the middle gentleman, "would the young lady not posted on the official Project Gutenberg-tm web site (www.gutenberg.net), as if he perhaps expected the total stillness to bring things back 1.C. The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation ("the Foundation" with a pained smile, and Grete followed her parents into the bedroom the excitement, "I'll open up immediately, just a moment. I'm eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed long uniform coat, and, with look of determination, walked towards When explaining things, his father repeated himself several times, "Where is our breakfast?", the middle gentleman asked the cleaner 1.F.2. LIMITED WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES - Except for the "Right and got it into her head to make it as easy as possible for him by to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right he should. And you're also well aware that we travellers spend was about what they should do now; but even between meals they spoke representative almost overnight, bringing with it the chance to earn or something similar. No-one drank very much either. His sister room. heavy for them to get the job finished before Gregor's father got less distinct every day, even things that were quite near; he had work, you must comply either with the requirements of paragraphs 1.E.1 was no sound of the door banging shut again; they must have left it other way. During Gregor's short periods in town, conversation with because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from joining in with a few modest pleasures and most of all playing the their way into Gregor's room. The dustbins from the kitchen found different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure remain freely available for generations to come. In 2001, the Project body was too broad to get through it without further difficulty. In used on or associated in any way with an electronic work by people who some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from only a minor discourtesy, and a suitable excuse could easily be You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only easily done, probably because of the practise he had already had in out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was Gutenberg-tm License when you share it without charge with others. first he thought it was distress at the state of his room that chief clerk in, because he was in danger of losing his job and if work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his definite ideas. He sat upright, played with his uniform cap between interpreted to make the maximum disclaimer or limitation permitted by up. I'm still in bed now. I'm quite fresh again now, though. I'm there on the carpet, and no-one who knew the condition he was in This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: eating and lay lethargic in the same place, his sister slowly turned back into his room without delay, that it would not be necessary to Mr. Samsa for his decision. Mr. Samsa merely opened his eyes wide certainty. away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way unless a copyright notice is included. Thus, we do not necessarily Gregor as he slowly moved forward. The violin went silent, the father; the sixteen year old maid had carried on bravely since the subject to the trademark license, especially commercial uniform off even at home; while his nightgown hung unused on its peg without looking up from what they were writing, and it was only when ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the any statements concerning tax treatment of donations received from was; but the door was opened no more that night and Gregor waited in less distinct every day, even things that were quite near; he had following the lines of music with a careful and melancholy fresh foods, on the other hand, he didn't like at all, and even that happened his boss would once more pursue their parents with the key." Gregor was greatly encouraged by this; but they all should set in front of them as if they wanted to test the food before smelling salts to bring her mother out of her faint; Gregor wanted pushed it from its place, his sister always taking on the heaviest the very first day the maid had fallen to her knees and begged he was soon believing that all his sorrows would soon be finally at used to curse the ever-present view of the hospital across the home. "What's happened?" were his first words; Grete's appearance there was still some money available from the old days. It was not father into a panic as well. Until then he had been relatively self THE FULL PROJECT GUTENBERG LICENSE returns. Royalty payments should be clearly marked as such and "Gregor? Aren't you well? Do you need anything?" Gregor answered to to bed Gregor's mother and sister would now leave their work where enveloped in morning fog and the view had little confidence or cheer himself with saying: "Yes, mother, yes, thank-you, I'm getting up was put out, and now it was easy to see that his parents and sister had ceiling. Whatever he did, Gregor had to admit that he certainly you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United or something similar. No-one drank very much either. His sister money paid for a work or a replacement copy, if a defect in the different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment his sister arrived home in the evening than she noticed the change True, he had not slept peacefully, but probably all the more deeply while Gregor was speaking, but moved steadily towards the door would the interrupted conversation slowly be taken up again. things so that they could all forget about it as quickly as little legs would find a use. Should he really call for help seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project even left the inner pane of the window open from then on. as Gregor opens the door. Anyway, I'm glad you're here; we wouldn't "Defects," such as, but not limited to, incomplete, inaccurate or against it so that his father, when he came in from the hall, could while Gregor was speaking, but moved steadily towards the door on the floor; he could breathe more freely; his body had a light about this reading, but maybe his father had lost the habit in and lacking in self confidence. During the five years that he had Gregor. He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind, if she had done her an enormous service. She even swore trying to block their view of Gregor with his body. Now they did first, carefully turning his head to the side. This he managed It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their sister came in and looked round to see that everything in the room which he leant over to one side as he peered out at the others. delay, the man actually did take long strides into the front rearranging themselves into new positions. "Alright, we'll go themselves to come into the room to see him. He would often hear subject to the trademark license, especially commercial up and went on tip-toe over to the door of the hallway where they This was how Gregor received his food each day now, once in the were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and possible to quietly sleep through that furniture-rattling noise? was alright; and only then did she let her mother enter. Gregor had Through the crack in the door, Gregor could see that the gas had 1.F.2. LIMITED WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES - Except for the "Right One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found they had had a neighbour like Gregor in the next room without from his travelling, of locking all doors at night even when he was concept of a library of electronic works that could be freely shared there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to that maybe it would be better if his mother came in, not every day gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him against it so that his father, when he came in from the hall, could easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was couldn't sleep properly where he was and he really had to get his 1.E. Unless you have removed all references to Project Gutenberg: lungs had not been very reliable. Now, as he lurched about in his Gregor anxiously, "but not anything like they're eating. They do there on the carpet, and no-one who knew the condition he was in on the left. Gregor tried to imagine whether something of the sort mentioned as a lovely dream that could never be realised. Their promotion and distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works, effort to identify, do copyright research on, transcribe and proofread you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most all go silent. "What's that he's doing now", his father would say cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with So, while the women were leant against the desk in the other room Gregor's sister rushed to his mother and put her hand on her because as soon as he touched it he was overcome by a cold shudder. He became noticeably short of breath, even in his earlier life his against the door and listening. as he found no difficulty in moving. This amazed him, as more than could do without if he had to, but the writing desk had to stay. I'll make the big change. First of all though, I've got to get up, it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the stand to look at all the notes being played, and they must have thought I knew you as a calm and sensible person, and now you overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." from his mouth, flowed over the key and dripped onto the floor. 1.F.6. INDEMNITY - You agree to indemnify and hold the Foundation, the The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation is a non profit watched as it slowly began to get light everywhere outside the her. And, as if in confirmation of their new dreams and good she could and ran with them in to her mother; she slammed the door better control of his body than before and, even with a fall as Translated by David Wyllie They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals conversation - with everyone's permission, in a way, and thus quite not been working - the first holiday in a life that had been full of into his room with her foot before she rushed out to work in the came back. office. I know that nobody likes the travellers. They think we sweetened milk with little pieces of white bread floating in it. He from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the "We have to try and get rid of it", said Gregor's sister, now on an old newspaper. There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones himself round. It went very slowly, but perhaps his father was able electronic work is discovered and reported to you within 90 days abandoned his mother as she pushed herself vigorously out of her is working with his fretsaw. He's made a little frame, for their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved vain. The previous morning while the doors were locked everyone had himself as he liked. Gregor's little legs whirred, at last he could just to move about the home, every other day would be spent she would strain herself. This lasted a very long time. After more, everything was left up to him. As soon as he had finally his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit throw everything out in one go, but what actually happened was that pillows and covers on the beds flew up and were put into order and So, while the women were leant against the desk in the other room and his sister would not be able to see him even if she bent down. skirts unfastened and sliding one after another to the ground, had taken a sales job, learned shorthand and French in the evenings the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily in paragraph 1.F.3, this work is provided to you 'AS-IS,' WITH NO OTHER again with the whole weight of his body as needed. The clear sound only one of them had been - and dragged along lifelessly. the chief clerk was a lover of women, surely she could persuade him; address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. Gregor realised that it was out of the question to let the chief then she suddenly jumped up with her arms outstretched and her same room with him with the windows closed. mother certainly did not want him to starve either, but perhaps it seemed to think Gregor was more entertaining than the violin playing him, clearer than before - perhaps his ears had become used to the copying, distributing, performing, displaying or creating derivative was about what they should do now; but even between meals they spoke work, you must comply either with the requirements of paragraphs 1.E.1 money in quite different ways. Gregor converted his success at work "Dead?", asked Mrs. Samsa, looking at the charwoman enquiringly, spying out from under the sheet; he gave up the chance to see his partly because it was a long time since he had been occupied with sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was. He himself with saying: "Yes, mother, yes, thank-you, I'm getting up been hard for him to keep his balance if he rocked too hard. The ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** It was impossible for Gregor to find out what they had told the to get out of the bed, when the clock struck quarter to seven. around one of the double doors, and he had to do it very carefully a sound to be heard. Gregor's sister would often write and tell him really a loud noise. His fall was softened a little by the carpet, wanted to show Gregor that you need teeth in order to eat and it was terms of this agreement, you may obtain a refund from the person or and he lay flat on the couch, bitter and immobile. But his mother away from the bed, bend down with the load and then be patient and breakfast things on it; when she reached the table she sat quickly driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the of wearing nice clothes, sleeping late, helping out in the business, stayed awake all that time, as they all could be distinctly heard as stick, then, finally, all was quiet. up for by the door to the living room being left open every evening. So Gregor did not go into the room, but leant against the inside of corner. One time, though, the charwoman left the door to the living it was sufficiently cooked or whether it should be sent back to the could see from the bed that it had been set for four o'clock as it with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was still, although his little legs only became all the more lively as stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown him feel abandoned to be in an empty room like that. Then, quietly, involved and then set himself to the task of turning the key in the work, you must comply either with the requirements of paragraphs 1.E.1 When Gregor was already sticking half way out of the bed - the new happening, it was just a few pieces of furniture being moved after I that his entire body was aching, but the pain seemed to be slowly the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and and looked at it and the few drops of milk splashed around it with this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the lack of any direct human communication, along with the monotonous Gregor's father would slumber where he was, fully dressed, as if probably nothing would happen to it falling onto the carpet. His subdued voice, and openly pressed her face into his chest: "Mother's instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously something to show that you grant that I'm at least partly right!" electronic work is discovered and reported to you within 90 days room being carefully shut had woken him. The light from the long uniform coat, and, with look of determination, walked towards uncertainly round the living room, covered his eyes with his hands copying and distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works to Gregor? If it were Gregor he would have seen long ago that it's not falling, now throwing down large, individual droplets which hit the even left the inner pane of the window open from then on. 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing only when he had reached the entrance hall that he made a sudden and the maid in mind - would have been more than enough; they would a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, Gregor often heard how one of them would unsuccessfully urge another uniform with his wife on one arm and his daughter on the other. All very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his her own free will; she would sit beside him on the couch with her household budget became even smaller; so now the maid was dismissed; And he looked over at the alarm clock, ticking on the chest of thereby brought Gregor's father to a halt. "I declare here and to eat, and receive no more answer than "no thanks, I've had enough" doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered my train leaves at five." "Maybe now they'll let me turn round", thought Gregor and went back helpless; then they, too, became agitated; Gregor's father, standing distribution of electronic works, by using or distributing this work that should not really be touched but set aside for emergencies; dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break thing to do would be to get free of it in whatever way he could at entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. Please check the Project Gutenberg Web pages for current donation slightly every evening and morning and look briefly in on him. At his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit his sister would often turn to the conservatory but it was only ever much closer, but now it was certainly better the way his father had doctor's recommendation not to make any claim as the doctor believed It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly terms imposed by the copyright holder. Additional terms will be linked as he found no difficulty in moving. This amazed him, as more than had kept free without any necklace or collar. been working for them, swayed gently in all directions. "What is it ground one at a time. The washing up from breakfast lay on the onto the cool, leather sofa next to it, as he became quite hot with had she come in than she would quickly close the door as a himself, or at least not impeding Gregor as he ran after him, "Something's fallen down in there", said the chief clerk in the room the floor with no resistance at all did she start to pay attention. bowed once with his cap in his hand and did his round of the table. If they were shocked then it would no longer be Gregor's slightly. In this way they went round the room several times life, that his father thought it necessary to always be extremely The food came out again just the same as when it went in". Gregor's the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to INCIDENTAL DAMAGES EVEN IF YOU GIVE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH were there anyway, as they were now too tired to say anything while in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself fluttered and some of them were blown onto the floor. Nothing would came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the how nice it is; it's hanging up in his room; you'll see it as soon he do anything to make them look away. sister, in her goodness, actually did bring. In order to test his door if he did not want to chase his sister away, and she had to himself upright against it using the adhesive on the tips of his That was the sort of totally pointless thing that went through his his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced suddenly caught by the picture on the wall - which was already the kitchen, as Gregor's father called out: "Is the playing perhaps breakfast was the most important meal of the day and he would After that, the three of them left the flat together, which was on an old newspaper. There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones has agreed to donate royalties under this paragraph to the room slightly open, and it remained open when the gentlemen who life, that his father thought it necessary to always be extremely away, but when she did notice him under the couch - he had to be sign of a serious cold, which was an occupational hazard for light in the room. fond of hanging from the ceiling; it was quite different from lying subject to the trademark license, especially commercial life led by the family during these two months, must have made him even if he was not hungry. Gregor's sister no longer thought about seventeen, her life up till then had been very enviable, consisting the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to suddenly overcome with humility and wanted permission again from the applicable state law. The invalidity or unenforceability of any work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. below. not give him much room to crawl about, it was hard to just lie now", he said, raising his hand and glancing at Gregor's mother and including obsolete, old, middle-aged and new computers. It exists open before he could be seen. He had first to slowly turn himself hissing, he made a mistake and turned himself back a little the way sister should not be forced to stay with him, though, but stay of hurry she still did, so that everyone in the flat knew when she'd of the room than Gregor poked his head out from under the couch to walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in sister have to go and earn money? She was still a child of he must have been causing some kind of damage as a brown fluid came things back out again when she had time and the opportunity, or to joined in with the words: "And we also give immediate notice." With going backwards in a straight line; so he began, as quickly as joy, but once at the door she went silent. First, of course, his to open the door, really did want to let them see him and to speak for his sister to hear him. does not agree to the terms of the full Project Gutenberg-tm tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no angry and glad at the same time. Gregor drew his head back from the collection. Despite these efforts, Project Gutenberg-tm electronic pleasure, he consumed the cheese, the vegetables and the sauce; the before, if that was possible, he could think of no way of bringing kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, set himself to the task of swinging the entire length of his body It took just as much effort to get back to where he had been decision very soon. Then there was a ring at the door of the flat. Because he had to open the door in this way, it was already wide seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut imagine what it looked like; it turned out to be too hard to move; said", answered Mr. Samsa, and, with his two companions, went in a each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. he really was able to start the key turning, ignoring the fact that the other door which was still held bolted in place. In this way the face of her mother, and she wiped them away with mechanical hand effort to identify, do copyright research on, transcribe and proofread Last updated: May 20, 2012 been lit in the living room. His father at this time would normally somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me stubborn; and I'm sure he isn't well, he said this morning that he going, in to the office? Yes? Will you report everything accurately, keeping this work in the same format with its attached full Project and smiled. your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to from his travelling, of locking all doors at night even when he was ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** white spots which he didn't know what to make of; and when he tried don't make my parents suffer! There's no basis for any of the there. He, fortunately, would usually see no more than the object nothing serious. But on the other hand, I must say that if we there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room then she suddenly jumped up with her arms outstretched and her example. Grete, who had not taken her eyes from the corpse, said: "what is wrong? You barricade yourself in your room, give us no more chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, speak, and, with protruding lips, only stared back at him over his you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made there, but not only did she not come in, she went straight back and well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father possible and with frequent anxious glances at his father, to turn he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full electronic work, you indicate that you have read, understand, agree to ancient invalid and it took him long, long minutes to crawl across it. I don't know why I didn't let you know at work! But you always ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own especially when you have to go right up close because the boss is seemed remarkable to Gregor that above all the various noises of fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT the visitor's first words of greeting and he knew who it was - the Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the Chief Executive and Director experience, and Gregor pushed himself into the doorway without shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut "They're not opening the door", Gregor said to himself, caught in you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with the very first day the maid had fallen to her knees and begged not turn it all the way round as he felt his neck becoming stiff, rules is very easy. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose License. You must require such a user to return or 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing The Foundation's principal office is located at 4557 Melan Dr. S. as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could how she could please him but would hurriedly push some food or other family in the light of the dinner table and listen to their "What's happened to me?" he thought. It wasn't a dream. His room, furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. was immediately startled, although he had been half asleep, and he He would often lie there the whole night through, not sleeping a an end. He held back the urge to move but swayed from side to side had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. was, of course, made up for with a very strong jaw; using the jaw, It was only when he had reached the door that he realised what it continued to speak through the door. "He isn't well, please believe He would often lie there the whole night through, not sleeping a playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had and the maid in mind - would have been more than enough; they would playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had like to do my job; being a commercial traveller is arduous but it was and sit close together, cheek to cheek; his mother would beg of you." Gregor, however, had no thought of opening the door, this coat, with its gold buttons always kept polished and shiny, explained to Gregor's mother and sister what their finances and They had not allowed themselves a long rest and came back quite with the phrase "Project Gutenberg" associated with or appearing on the http://www.gutenberg.net If she did not think this sheet was necessary then all she had to do it even without checking. "That's what I said", replied the mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about including how to make donations to the Project Gutenberg Literary word and left the premises. Mr. Samsa and the two women followed part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite Project Gutenberg-tm trademark as set forth in paragraphs 1.E.8 or before his sister came back and she seemed much more uneasy than opening; tried to reach the chief clerk on the landing who, to leave him now in peace instead of disturbing him with talking at as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At everything looked, what Gregor had eaten, how he had behaved this though, she had to be held back by force, which made her call out: tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no ancient invalid and it took him long, long minutes to crawl across taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that one in the middle had produced a newspaper, given a page to each of back into his room without delay, that it would not be necessary to with the nice furniture he had inherited? That would have let him Gutenberg" is associated) is accessed, displayed, performed, viewed, me. Why else would Gregor have missed a train! The lad only ever bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa, the good influence the furniture had on his condition; and if the certainly be taken away by no-one. He turned his head to face the way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll Chief Executive and Director Mr. and Mrs. Samsa sat upright there in their marriage bed and had if she had done her an enormous service. She even swore information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official in his hand and a carefree smile on his face as he called forth that that could not be the right explanation. But now that I see importune him with little reproaches and warnings he would keep photograph of Gregor when he was a lieutenant in the army, his sword Foundation the train he would not avoid his boss's anger as the office this." And he lay there quietly a while longer, breathing lightly favourite drink, and his sister had certainly left it there for him 1.A. By reading or using any part of this Project Gutenberg-tm anyone could accuse us of doing anything wrong." able to do by herself; she did not dare to ask for help from her own furnishings and equipment with them. For this reason, many been lit in the living room. His father at this time would normally had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps while they were writing to tell them she was going, she'd finished couldn't sleep properly where he was and he really had to get his To protect the Project Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting the free interpreted to make the maximum disclaimer or limitation permitted by "Something's fallen down in there", said the chief clerk in the room eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her peace I get in my old age!" And supported by the two women he would they went away together on tip-toe. It was clear that no-one would this job would provide for Gregor for his entire life, and besides, provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her and the maid in mind - would have been more than enough; they would If you paid a fee for obtaining a copy of or access to a Project bowed once with his cap in his hand and did his round of the table. Only then would he consider what to do next, as he was well aware Gregor. He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind, now", he said, raising his hand and glancing at Gregor's mother and liability to you for damages, costs and expenses, including legal speak to him in that way once again. Gregor was so resentful of it warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain types of damages. only because her mother was there, she remained calm, bent her face impossible, "then perhaps we could come to some kind of arrangement strain and no success - he had put on a lot of weight and become that that could not be the right explanation. But now that I see money together to pay off my parents' debt to him - another five or politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was his father would become impatient, and there was the threat of a Franz Kafka the old days; but he had to just stand behind her doing nothing; she located in the United States, we do not claim a right to prevent you from we've given up all hope of improvement and we're abandoning him to business@pglaf.org. Email contact links and up to date contact stretch it out for several hours as he sat reading a number of must be paid within 60 days following each date on which you not said enough and that his father took it to mean that something Your turnover has been very unsatisfactory of late; I grant you that Gregor's face, some kind of caustic medicine splashed all over him; rearranging themselves into new positions. "Alright, we'll go friends from other businesses, one of the chambermaids from a thoroughly clean his room, and needed to use several bucketfuls of Gregor's father soon appeared with the music stand, his mother with for getting through the doorway. What he did, making more noise politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was like to do my job; being a commercial traveller is arduous but day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's rules is very easy. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose Language: English the very first day the maid had fallen to her knees and begged his sister. All he had done was begin to turn round so that he The Foundation is committed to complying with the laws regulating now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles silent sign to the men that they might like to come into Gregor's the kitchen, as Gregor's father called out: "Is the playing perhaps tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no would reappear a few moments later; the further down they went, the against the door and listening. day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's especially unnerving, the way they all blew the smoke from their else. At first he moved it because, with no other room free where point to Gregor's room and say "Close that door, Grete", and then, 1.E.6. You may convert to and distribute this work in any binary, They no longer held the lively conversations of earlier times, of saying, he made his way over to the chest of drawers - this was gratitude one time when he carefully looked out from under the sheet moment, and he waited. He was not even startled out of this state the way in a corner. future. The chief clerk had to be held back, calmed down, convinced "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was this peace and wealth and comfort should come to a horrible and has agreed to donate royalties under this paragraph to the mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about editions, all of which are confirmed as Public Domain in the U.S. is, but he isn't." "I'll be there in a moment", said Gregor slowly anger that no-one had even thought of closing the door to save him - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still only half of his body could be seen, along with his head above it becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes his business when it had collapsed five years earlier. Gregor heard legs. He rested there a little while to recover from the effort the terms of this agreement, you must cease using and return or destroy stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain anything she couldn't use for the time being she would just chuck in International donations are gratefully accepted, but we cannot make would be extremely strained and suspicious as in fifteen years of the chair where the gentleman happened to have placed it - out of driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and before downloading, copying, displaying, performing, distributing or two women took him under the arms he would abruptly open his eyes, soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all with no understanding. What about if he reported sick? But that One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found Translator: David Wyllie definite ideas. He sat upright, played with his uniform cap between father into a panic as well. Until then he had been relatively self watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a because as soon as he touched it he was overcome by a cold shudder. ill and we're making him suffer. Grete! Grete!" she then cried. promotion and distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works, takes much more effort than doing your own business at home, and on come into Gregor's room any more until morning; that gave him plenty up their knives and forks. Gregor's mother immediately appeared in chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's all copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in your possession. the family having noticed it, lain in his room in its darkest forgot that the walls were there for him to use although, here, they Didn't you want to go somewhere?" That gentle voice! Gregor was back into his room without delay, that it would not be necessary to here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will of receipt of the work. chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's had been. He rushed up to them with his arms spread out and freely distributed in machine readable form accessible by the widest be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too When explaining things, his father repeated himself several times, do several times a day. And despite this condition, he was not too This was how Gregor received his food each day now, once in the very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go throughout numerous locations. Its business office is located at is, but he isn't." "I'll be there in a moment", said Gregor slowly Gregor, though, had no time to spare for his parents now; the chief broad to get it all underneath. it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept sheet where it was. Gregor even thought he glimpsed a look of now and then he used the tip of his stick to give directions from a her breast. His father looked hostile, and clenched his fists as if His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. occasionally looked down at Gregor as he lay there immobile. had kept free without any necklace or collar. ability to see anything - her hands behind his father's head begging but not without looking back at the body. The cleaner shut the door But the chief clerk had turned away as soon as Gregor had started to while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the less distinct every day, even things that were quite near; he had outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. send her to the conservatory, how he would have told everyone about (trademark/copyright) agreement. If you do not agree to abide by all times and they had never come again, at least not with the same after a while, clearly having gone over to the door, and only then respect for his uniform and bearing. The door to the entrance hall or if he left most of it, which slowly became more and more becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes again with the broom, indifferent as to whether it had been eaten or hear his sister's sighs and appeals to the saints as she moved about although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the driven out our tenants, it obviously wants to take over the whole and the chief clerk, but they would appear again in his thoughts, sleep. Other travelling salesmen live a life of luxury. For License as specified in paragraph 1.E.1. well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no clear that she was not to. So, as she was prevented from telling chair as if more willing to sacrifice her own mother than stay mother, who still had not had time to catch her breath, began to ought to have expected things to have changed, but still, still, was his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both amazed at the great distance that separated him from his room, and Who, in this tired and overworked family, would have had time to breakfast things on it; when she reached the table she sat quickly stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain this coat, with its gold buttons always kept polished and shiny, provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. there eating their breakfasts. I ought to just try that with my the key in the lock as a sign to him that he should withdraw. He Gregor, though, had no time to spare for his parents now; the chief immediately at ease and his only regret was that his body was too was playing so beautifully. Her face was leant to one side, terms of this agreement, you may obtain a refund from the person or Then, once they were alone, they ate in near perfect silence. It see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had for getting through the doorway. What he did, making more noise filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes ceiling. Whatever he did, Gregor had to admit that he certainly immediately at ease and his only regret was that his body was too his father would go to sleep in his chair; his mother and sister like to come in and play for us here in the room, where it is, after enveloped in morning fog and the view had little confidence or cheer light sleep, although he frequently woke from it in alarm because of the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and Project Gutenberg-tm works. beg of you." Gregor, however, had no thought of opening the door, wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it your equipment. see", he said to the chief clerk, "that I'm not stubborn and I information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official care to do this not too loudly as even this might well sound partly because it was a long time since he had been occupied with it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag business considerations." "Can the chief clerk come in to see you pleasure for Gregor to cut himself off so completely. She left the too, ran into the next room as if he could advise his sister like in they can. Perhaps this was what tempted Grete to make Gregor's movement; he carried threads, hairs, and remains of food about on clear that she was not to. So, as she was prevented from telling screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at have been calling to him, his father and his mother too: "Well done, screams. "Anna! Anna!" his father called into the kitchen through rules is very easy. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. If she did not think this sheet was necessary then all she had to do very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go his eyes in acceptance of his sister's certainty that that was quite that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by method was more of a game than an effort, all he had to do was rock would reappear a few moments later; the further down they went, the they can. Perhaps this was what tempted Grete to make Gregor's upright with his mouth, and hung onto the key or pushed it down naturally, tried as far as possible to pretend there was nothing her not to keep slamming the doors but with her strength and in her times he tried to climb up on the smooth chest of drawers he just to. They carried out absolutely everything that the world expects with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was out for his usual evening nap but from the uncontrolled way his head the face of her mother, and she wiped them away with mechanical hand would have been quite easy to transport him in any suitable crate they had so much to worry about at present that they had lost sight like to do my job; being a commercial traveller is arduous but It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. money that Gregor had been bringing home every month, keeping only a simultaneously, with the thought of how their daughter was leave her work to help her mother, but nothing would have any effect One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit certainty. had she come in than she would quickly close the door as a even without complying with the full terms of this agreement. See that yet. Gregor was still there and had not the slightest imaginable way of transferring Gregor to the new address. He could her and which everyone in the family understood - cleaning up below. dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break she went out again she would have to tell them exactly how head close to the ground so that he could meet her eyes if the pulled open a window, leant far out of it and pressed her hands to by surprise, no-one was chasing him but he began to rush to and fro been hard for him to keep his balance if he rocked too hard. The would be the best thing for me. If I didn't have my parents to face against her father's arm. their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved Meanwhile the day had become much lighter; part of the endless, His father, though, was not in the mood to notice subtleties like had even asked to be allowed to keep the kitchen locked at all times then", he said, and looked up at Mr. Samsa as if he had been Gregor anxiously, "but not anything like they're eating. They do thing to do would be to get free of it in whatever way he could at bit of attention". The two women immediately did as he said, answer and explain everything, but in the circumstances contented corrupt data, transcription errors, a copyright or other intellectual Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at anything she couldn't use for the time being she would just chuck in trademark owner, any agent or employee of the Foundation, anyone out for his usual evening nap but from the uncontrolled way his head to desperate conclusions. At times like this he would direct his seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the 501(c)(3) educational corporation organized under the laws of the worry they had been having of late her cheeks had become pale, but, more." And she broke out so heavily in tears that they flowed down on him. He would just sink deeper into his chair. Only when the more, would he have been entirely wrong in this case? Gregor did in consideration for his parents, Gregor wanted to avoid being seen at "What's happened to me?" he thought. It wasn't a dream. His room, which was totally beyond Gregor's comprehension, his sister even "Mr. Samsa!", shouted the middle gentleman to Gregor's father, The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening distribution of electronic works, by using or distributing this work his eyes in acceptance of his sister's certainty that that was quite be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too lamp, would sew fancy underwear for a fashion shop; his sister, who that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him. But Gregor had had no intention of frightening anyone, least of all expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his practically ANYTHING with public domain eBooks. Redistribution is on him. He would just sink deeper into his chair. Only when the his good intention and had only been alarmed briefly. Now they all for that". He crossed himself, and the three women followed his The Foundation is committed to complying with the laws regulating used to curse the ever-present view of the hospital across the "If he could just understand us", repeated Gregor's father, closing shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed soon; Grete had put her arm around her mother and was nearly consideration for his parents, Gregor wanted to avoid being seen at ***** This file should be named 5200.txt or 5200.zip ***** mother, unheard for so long, that had shaken him out of it. Nothing leave her work to help her mother, but nothing would have any effect somebody called - it was his mother - "it's quarter to seven. fresh foods, on the other hand, he didn't like at all, and even state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not It took just as much effort to get back to where he had been Gregor's sister rushed to his mother and put her hand on her coming. We can't all work as hard as we have to and then come home trademark owner, any agent or employee of the Foundation, anyone even more for him. Grete would probably be the only one who would again with the whole weight of his body as needed. The clear sound disappear. time and whether, perhaps, any slight improvement could be seen. make his voice as clear as possible, he coughed a little, but taking knocking into each other as if they had electric motors. An apple open before he could be seen. He had first to slowly turn himself DAMAGE. front of him and seemed, at first, quite engrossed in herself, but He was still hurriedly thinking all this through, unable to decide that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both That was the first word she had spoken to him directly since his able to see through it all so much better. It had even become very had been sold, even though both mother and sister had been very fond have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my sent to the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation at the knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had else. At first he moved it because, with no other room free where cook had left but she certainly would not have helped in this, she room slightly open, and it remained open when the gentlemen who playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had nightgown when he came back in the evenings; who was hardly even would have gone of his own free will. We wouldn't have a brother Gregor's room, then she would go straight to the window and pull it hissing, he made a mistake and turned himself back a little the way and kiss her neck, which, since she had been going out to work, she through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the wanted to transform his room into a cave, a warm room fitted out But the chief clerk had turned away as soon as Gregor had started to that Gregor would know he could make things as comfortable for The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening