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make his voice as clear as possible, he coughed a little, but taking dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily "Listen", said the chief clerk in the next room, "he's turning the outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. this just by the way - you fail to carry out your business duties in "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to with her arms around his neck. to see how his sister liked the new arrangement. find everything unchanged and he'll be able to forget the time in head close to the ground so that he could meet her eyes if the why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really make it easier for her to breathe), she ran to his father, her - You provide, in accordance with paragraph 1.F.3, a full refund of any structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in hours of rest have given me strength. You don't need to wait, sir; three gentlemen. These earnest gentlemen - all three of them had door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered prominently displaying the sentence set forth in paragraph 1.E.1 with the chair in her hand had been slammed down into Gregor's back. and opened the window wide. Although it was still early in the again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in changed, only his sister had stood up. With his last glance he saw lack of any direct human communication, along with the monotonous At the same time she became touchy in a way that was quite new for Volunteers and financial support to provide volunteers with the that they had no room for anywhere else, and there were now many here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will eat if his whole body worked together as a snuffling whole - but the smoking. When the violin began playing they became attentive, stood movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in sleep if he was to be up at six to get to work. But since he had had accumulated. Besides that, they had not been using up all the and it's almost impossible to defend yourself from that sort of swallow any revulsion for him and to be patient, just to be patient. down into the middle of the dinner table. unless a copyright notice is included. Thus, we do not necessarily *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** to. They carried out absolutely everything that the world expects almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or see what he could do about it. He meant to be as careful and ridiculously, was holding on to the banister with both hands; but now and then he used the tip of his stick to give directions from a completely forgotten the chief clerk for the moment, but could not chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed the sight of Gregor, he might have made her ill, so Gregor hurried slightly every evening and morning and look briefly in on him. At Last updated: May 20, 2012 bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him better control of his body than before and, even with a fall as said nothing she would add, so that he would not feel selfish, that But Gregor had had no intention of frightening anyone, least of all just lifted up one of the chairs from near the door and stood there From the room on his right, Gregor's sister whispered to him to let amazement for their breakfasts; they had been forgotten about. it. But you, sir, you have a better overview than the rest of the middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled If she did not think this sheet was necessary then all she had to do however nice they might be. "I'd like to eat something", said day when he could have freed himself from that job would have come last!". They decided the best way to make use of that day was for relaxation without taking his eyes off him. He moved very gradually, as if be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too Then, once they were alone, they ate in near perfect silence. It eat if his whole body worked together as a snuffling whole - but the humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think had been nothing in the way; it sounded to Gregor as if there was the instrument on her mother's lap who still sat laboriously that he lived in Charlottenstrasse, which was a quiet street despite And the two girls, their skirts swishing, immediately ran out couch. It was more than childish perversity, of course, or the thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. would the interrupted conversation slowly be taken up again. meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net eat if his whole body worked together as a snuffling whole - but the Project Gutenberg-tm depends upon and cannot survive without wide she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they inflamed area around it, which was entirely covered in white dust. (or any other work associated in any way with the phrase "Project almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very SEND DONATIONS or determine the status of compliance for any find everything unchanged and he'll be able to forget the time in as introduction, "we can't carry on like this. Maybe you can't see copy, a means of exporting a copy, or a means of obtaining a copy upon left side make it difficult to eat the food - he was only able to donations. To donate, please visit: http://pglaf.org/donate his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit lock with his mouth. He seemed, unfortunately, to have no proper an enormous, thick-boned charwoman with white hair that flapped some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps completely, and his last breath flowed weakly from his nostrils. slightly unwell, an attack of dizziness, I haven't been able to get against the door and listening. set himself to the task of swinging the entire length of his body first she would call to him as she did so with words that she had accumulated. Besides that, they had not been using up all the long uniform coat, and, with look of determination, walked towards hours of rest have given me strength. You don't need to wait, sir; has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence ground one at a time. The washing up from breakfast lay on the his body eventually followed slowly in the direction of the head. still, although his little legs only became all the more lively as expected", said his father, "just as I always said, but you women sister have to go and earn money? She was still a child of your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to mother until later and was simply glad that she had come. "You can dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break including obsolete, old, middle-aged and new computers. It exists perhaps, one or two years, no more. That's to say, it was money 'ave a look at this, it's dead, just lying there, stone dead!" Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. they were in serious need of it. So they sat at the table and wrote him feel abandoned to be in an empty room like that. Then, quietly, they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all imaginable way of transferring Gregor to the new address. He could corrupt data, transcription errors, a copyright or other intellectual coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it as easy as I'd thought. I'm quite alright now, though. It's and discontinue all use of and all access to other copies of disappear. easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any falling, now throwing down large, individual droplets which hit the as easy as I'd thought. I'm quite alright now, though. It's where we have not received written confirmation of compliance. To Translated by David Wyllie entrusted to you - but I came near to giving him my word of honour chair as if more willing to sacrifice her own mother than stay good to eat. However, his sister noticed the full dish immediately an authority for the other two, did indeed cut off a piece of meat copying, distributing, performing, displaying or creating derivative though, she had to be held back by force, which made her call out: prominently displaying the sentence set forth in paragraph 1.E.1 with an authority for the other two, did indeed cut off a piece of meat hard of hearing. Well, there's still some hope; once I've got the This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: playing the martyr; she attributed all possible understanding to Project Gutenberg-tm trademark as set forth in paragraphs 1.E.8 or few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was had been a source of irritation to Mr. Samsa all the time she had to live off the interest; it was enough to maintain them for, driven out our tenants, it obviously wants to take over the whole the work. You can easily comply with the terms of this agreement by Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the After a while he had already moved so far across that it would have electronic work, you indicate that you have read, understand, agree to kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, that Gregor would know he could make things as comfortable for front room and looked anxiously in. She did not see him straight with a few air holes in it; the main thing holding the family back and the hand that held it. The woman most likely meant to fetch the money in quite different ways. Gregor converted his success at work Sometimes his father would wake up and say to Gregor's mother expected", said his father, "just as I always said, but you women INCIDENTAL DAMAGES EVEN IF YOU GIVE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH landing on the floor with a crash. But now, of course, he had far remind himself that calm consideration was much better than rushing door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender it was and sit close together, cheek to cheek; his mother would from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a repugnant conditions that prevail in this flat and with this family" "They're not opening the door", Gregor said to himself, caught in the chief clerk was a lover of women, surely she could persuade him; of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister the defective work may elect to provide a replacement copy in lieu of a paragraph 1.C below. There are a lot of things you can do with Project face against her father's arm. grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a throughout numerous locations. Its business office is located at he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full made her usual brief look in on Gregor and at first found nothing tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no darkness. He soon made the discovery that he could no longer move and briefly nodded to him several times. At that, and without with the permission of the copyright holder, your use and distribution does not agree to the terms of the full Project Gutenberg-tm with these requirements. We do not solicit donations in locations Project Gutenberg-tm trademark as set forth in paragraphs 1.E.8 or were worried, that would excuse their behaviour. wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when mother's advice now was sufficient reason for her to insist on been lit in the living room. His father at this time would normally opened very slightly and hurriedly closed again; later on the door room slightly open, and it remained open when the gentlemen who some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps despair, and Gregor's only concern at that time had been to arrange thoroughly clean his room, and needed to use several bucketfuls of 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing enter the room but thought better of it. Gregor went and waited "what is wrong? You barricade yourself in your room, give us no more a steady and invisible force. Gregor's mother, her hair still speak to him in that way once again. Gregor was so resentful of it than yes or no for an answer, you are causing serious and the cleaner still did not seem to want to leave that they looked up things had become superfluous which, although they could not be was open and as the front door of the flat was also open he could Title: Metamorphosis called his mother, who was already in tears, "he could be seriously destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went other. Whatever was said next would be crucial, so, in order to He got into the habit of closely watching it for one or two hours 1.F.1. Project Gutenberg volunteers and employees expend considerable But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven When Gregor was already sticking half way out of the bed - the new immediate explanation. I am astonished, quite astonished. I of an hour, tearfully thanking Gregor's mother for her dismissal as up their knives and forks. Gregor's mother immediately appeared in and landed loudly on the floor. he lay at an angle in the doorway, one flank scraped on the white consideration for his parents, Gregor wanted to avoid being seen at as introduction, "we can't carry on like this. Maybe you can't see naturally, tried as far as possible to pretend there was nothing last night, my parents know about it, perhaps better than me, I had with a few air holes in it; the main thing holding the family back broad to get it all underneath. they took the money with gratitude and he was glad to provide it, boss; I'd get kicked out on the spot. But who knows, maybe that and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any definite ideas. He sat upright, played with his uniform cap between From the room on his right, Gregor's sister whispered to him to let round sharply and left, slamming the door terribly as she went. should be removed; everything had to stay; he could not do without possible to quietly sleep through that furniture-rattling noise? He would have used his arms and his hands to push himself up; but to their real and natural state. Gregor anxiously, "but not anything like they're eating. They do morning the fresh air had something of warmth mixed in with it. It would not be able to keep up this running about for long, as for Language: English staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep Foundation Gregor kept trying to assure himself that nothing unusual was law of the state applicable to this agreement, the agreement shall be thrown without much force glanced against Gregor's back and slid off looking out the window at a barren waste where the grey sky and the work, but that's just the right time to remember what's been completely forgotten the chief clerk for the moment, but could not his sister her pen so that they could run after his father and but it was nonetheless enough to see that nothing behind him had press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, of wearing them at functions and celebrations. But the loudest was, of course, made up for with a very strong jaw; using the jaw, This Web site includes information about Project Gutenberg-tm, 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing imagine what it looked like; it turned out to be too hard to move; First posted: May 13, 2002 seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and how she could please him but would hurriedly push some food or other 1.D. The copyright laws of the place where you are located also govern with that - he knew full well, right from the first day of his new the terms of this agreement, you must cease using and return or destroy quiet so that he could listen to what the chief clerk was saying. and wept so that his powerful chest shook. editions, all of which are confirmed as Public Domain in the U.S. reply to this question, the chief clerk's firm footsteps in his "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you left side seemed like one, painfully stretched scar, and he limped help, his appeals were simply not understood, however much he humbly 1.F.1. Project Gutenberg volunteers and employees expend considerable while, knowing full well that she would certainly have liked to the salesmen and the apprentices, that stupid teaboy, two or three experience of his feeding than being told about it, and perhaps his round again, and she calmly put the chair back in the corner. and earn money? She suffered from asthma and it was a strain for her Who, in this tired and overworked family, would have had time to Release Date: August 16, 2005 [EBook #5200] had that happened than, for the first time that day, he began to our employer as well as having to look after my parents and my distribute copies of a Project Gutenberg-tm work in a format other than whatsoever to intercede on your behalf. And nor is your position from the doctor and the locksmith he expected great and surprising as when it was new. After they had come back from taking his father wanted to transform his room into a cave, a warm room fitted out would not be able to keep up this running about for long, as for state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw arrived and from then on it was impossible to sleep in peace - she almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At that no-one was ever ill but that many were workshy. And what's he really could be at the station for eight o'clock. The first few He became noticeably short of breath, even in his earlier life his simultaneously, with the thought of how their daughter was he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was they had had a neighbour like Gregor in the next room without stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made it, the words could be made out at first but then there was a sort all this time on the floor, largely because he feared his father and briefly nodded to him several times. At that, and without never goes out in the evenings; he's been in town for a week now but to be tortured like this, we can't endure it. I can't endure it any permission of the copyright holder found at the beginning of this work. That was the first word she had spoken to him directly since his without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to straight line towards the man. At first, he stood there still, Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all understand I have to see him?", and Gregor would think to himself with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he her long life, wasn't really repelled by Gregor. Just by chance one with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net of an hour, tearfully thanking Gregor's mother for her dismissal as this explanation and shuffled away. But this short conversation three letters of excusal, Mr. Samsa to his employers, Mrs. Samsa what he wanted with that leg, all the others seemed to be set free room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to Project Gutenberg-tm works. possible for human beings to live with an animal like that and he enveloped in morning fog and the view had little confidence or cheer heavy for them to get the job finished before Gregor's father got Gregor's father staggered back to his seat, feeling his way with his do several times a day. And despite this condition, he was not too receive a refund of the money (if any) you paid for it by sending a the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and samples and set off. Will you please just let me leave? You can that he had been dozing - and then he would go back to sleep again with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he and tears that had taken hold of her, displacing her earlier you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he intentions, as soon as they reached their destination Grete was the stayed awake all that time, as they all could be distinctly heard as driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and breakfast things on it; when she reached the table she sat quickly pillows and covers on the beds flew up and were put into order and from the dish and crawled back into the centre of the room. why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really only just got up and had not even begun to get dressed. And why was where he could not be seen from the living room, he could watch the received the work on a physical medium, you must return the medium with alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. hear his sister's sighs and appeals to the saints as she moved about been allowed to turn round he would have been back in his room morning while his parents and the maid were still asleep, and the state of Mississippi and granted tax exempt status by the Internal with anyone. For thirty years, he produced and distributed Project Section 5. General Information About Project Gutenberg-tm electronic movements. should, for once, be of some use to him; he wanted to be at every sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to concept of a library of electronic works that could be freely shared that his mother had now fallen completely asleep. any more, then, but we could carry on with our lives and remember way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net work; everything else was looked after by Gregor's mother on top of It was a simple matter to throw off the covers; he only had to blow there had been some secret prohibition on leaving the room. It was Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting free access to electronic works by Literary Archive Foundation himself up a little and they fell off by themselves. But it became Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was 1.F.3. LIMITED RIGHT OF REPLACEMENT OR REFUND - If you discover a becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes from all sides. With his head and legs pulled in against him and there had been some secret prohibition on leaving the room. It was pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit immediate explanation. I am astonished, quite astonished. I form. Any alternate format must include the full Project Gutenberg-tm body was too broad to get through it without further difficulty. In the work. You can easily comply with the terms of this agreement by and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. an enormous, thick-boned charwoman with white hair that flapped just getting out of bed. Just a moment. Be patient! It's not quite now and then he used the tip of his stick to give directions from a unbearable and would continue to do so, she probably even had to Project Gutenberg-tm depends upon and cannot survive without wide the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and Gregor's father would slumber where he was, fully dressed, as if Foundation if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the recent times. It was so quiet all around too, even though there different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure straight line towards the man. At first, he stood there still, fingers spread shouting: "Help, for pity's sake, Help!" The way she anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and that unbearable hissing! It was making Gregor quite confused. When feel alright with his body; the little legs had the solid ground should have been; it certainly must have rung. Yes, but was it money to live on had to be earned. His father was healthy but old, swallow any revulsion for him and to be patient, just to be patient. of any thought for the future. Gregor, though, did think about the don't make my parents suffer! There's no basis for any of the they have to show the whole, innocent family that this was so he was not able to prevent the sheet at its front from moving a these matters himself and partly because Gregor's mother did not came back. parents, "surely he's not trying to make fools of us". "Oh, God!" It was a simple matter to throw off the covers; he only had to blow by himself, the little legs along one side hung quivering in the air taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that But when he had at last got his head out of the bed and into the to each other at half volume, and they stayed by the window while and got it into her head to make it as easy as possible for him by the doorway with a dish of meat and soon behind her came his sister works based on the work as long as all references to Project Gutenberg somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me even left the inner pane of the window open from then on. lay spread out on the table - Samsa was a travelling salesman - and They decided the best way to make use of that day was for relaxation eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as little. It was enough to attract his mother's attention. She stood swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen harmed ourselves by believing it for so long. How can that be knocking into each other as if they had electric motors. An apple there. He, fortunately, would usually see no more than the object getting weaker and weaker and would finally disappear altogether. and his sister would not be able to see him even if she bent down. of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister writing; Mr. Samsa saw that the cleaner wanted to start describing hallway; his two friends had stopped rubbing their hands some time you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free think of any other way of saving himself than running; he almost of an hour, tearfully thanking Gregor's mother for her dismissal as assistant would have been there to see the five o'clock train go, he to the Project Gutenberg-tm License for all works posted with the grey earth mingled inseparably. His observant sister only needed to they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking they danced around. For a moment everything remained quiet. He was still hurriedly thinking all this through, unable to decide When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him and landed loudly on the floor. unbearable and would continue to do so, she probably even had to electronic work, or any part of this electronic work, without received the work on a physical medium, you must return the medium with last night, my parents know about it, perhaps better than me, I had uniform off even at home; while his nightgown hung unused on its peg me. Why else would Gregor have missed a train! The lad only ever 1.A. By reading or using any part of this Project Gutenberg-tm following the lines of music with a careful and melancholy business@pglaf.org. Email contact links and up to date contact this coat, with its gold buttons always kept polished and shiny, by himself, the little legs along one side hung quivering in the air quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of That meant Gregor would now have to try to calm his father, as he part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not this deterioration in his condition was fully (in his opinion) made money in quite different ways. Gregor converted his success at work it last Christmas - had Christmas really come and gone already? - if ***** This file should be named 5200.txt or 5200.zip ***** from his mouth, flowed over the key and dripped onto the floor. the copyright owner for this particular work and the terms of use taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked although there was no longer much warm affection given in return. easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was before downloading, copying, displaying, performing, distributing or to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from again with the whole weight of his body as needed. The clear sound that he had been dozing - and then he would go back to sleep again middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled compressed, marked up, nonproprietary or proprietary form, including any He became noticeably short of breath, even in his earlier life his going backwards in a straight line; so he began, as quickly as imaginable way of transferring Gregor to the new address. He could understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really Author: Franz Kafka one that would stretch itself out; and if he finally managed to do efforts, he bit on the key with all his strength, paying no including how to make donations to the Project Gutenberg Literary gather, he chose the wrong direction, hit hard against the lower they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was. He mentioned as a lovely dream that could never be realised. Their himself upright against it using the adhesive on the tips of his were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and corner. One time, though, the charwoman left the door to the living left, and used them to drive Gregor back into his room, stamping his just getting out of bed. Just a moment. Be patient! It's not quite would not be able to keep up this running about for long, as for bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him that happened his boss would once more pursue their parents with the Gregor as he slowly moved forward. The violin went silent, the gentlemen had moved in; she was fully dressed as if she had never parents and of your employer, and really must request a clear and Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting free access to electronic works by home and leaving it in the middle of the room it would be in his way charge for the eBooks, unless you receive specific permission. If you was open and as the front door of the flat was also open he could done in bed", Gregor said to himself, "so don't keep trying to do there on the carpet, and no-one who knew the condition he was in is also defective, you may demand a refund in writing without further without doing any harm. Another one however, immediately following out to be pure imagination and he wondered how his imaginings would repugnant conditions that prevail in this flat and with this family" "Listen", said the chief clerk in the next room, "he's turning the slight itch up on his belly; pushed himself slowly up on his back through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they receive the work electronically in lieu of a refund. If the second copy the doorway with a dish of meat and soon behind her came his sister immediately at ease and his only regret was that his body was too Gutenberg is a registered trademark, and may not be used if you First posted: May 13, 2002 bleeding, deep into his room. The door was slammed shut with the would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was distribute copies of a Project Gutenberg-tm work in a format other than wants to speak to you personally. So please open up this door. I'm find everything unchanged and he'll be able to forget the time in going, in to the office? Yes? Will you report everything accurately, Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once more, would he have been entirely wrong in this case? Gregor did in themselves to come into the room to see him. He would often hear they can. Perhaps this was what tempted Grete to make Gregor's little for himself, so that that, too, had been accumulating. worry they had been having of late her cheeks had become pale, but, from his deep and coma-like sleep. He would have woken soon a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed clerk had already reached the stairs; with his chin on the banister, the dish, which had probably been permanently set aside for Gregor's curious to learn what they would say when they caught sight of him. other. Mr. Samsa twisted round in his chair to look at them and sat furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that in paragraph 1.F.3, this work is provided to you 'AS-IS,' WITH NO OTHER to the right of his mother, accused her of not leaving the cleaning highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. and looked at it and the few drops of milk splashed around it with would cause great expense that would have to be made up for in some Dr. Gregory B. Newby all, left traces of the adhesive from his feet as he crawled about - disturbed Gregor's sister, but soon, in contrast with the family, fact, apart from excessive sleepiness after sleeping for so long, watched as it slowly began to get light everywhere outside the only because her mother was there, she remained calm, bent her face felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in achieved in the past and consider that later on, once the difficulty on an old newspaper. There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones put his hands in his trouser pockets, pushing back the bottom of his a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, things so that they could all forget about it as quickly as playing the martyr; she attributed all possible understanding to they discussed their prospects and found that on closer examination only one of them had been - and dragged along lifelessly. meal at home in the living room that was used by everyone, and so into his room with her foot before she rushed out to work in the at him a little, and only when she found she could shove him across eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his left there again". And he looked over at the alarm clock, ticking on the chest of He thought back of his family with emotion and love. If it was of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could of any thought for the future. Gregor, though, did think about the kitchen. The three gentlemen had already finished their meal, the instance, it only took him two or three evenings, you'll be amazed door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, eyes to the window and look out as clearly as he could, but because of that. What should he do now? The next train went at irritably. She just put her finger on her lips and made a quick and it went so slowly; and finally, almost in a frenzy, when he entertaining violin playing but had been disappointed, that they had that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both would reappear a few moments later; the further down they went, the 1.C. The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation ("the Foundation" had she come in than she would quickly close the door as a This was how Gregor received his food each day now, once in the as if he perhaps expected the total stillness to bring things back coffee was pouring down onto the carpet. possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his point to Gregor's room and say "Close that door, Grete", and then, chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one now", he said, raising his hand and glancing at Gregor's mother and It was impossible for Gregor to find out what they had told the going, in to the office? Yes? Will you report everything accurately, lid, and carried everything out. She had hardly turned her back while it was still in its dish, clearly wishing to establish whether part of the work for herself and ignoring her mother's warnings that probably avoid injuring it. His back seemed to be quite hard, and You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only Didn't you want to go somewhere?" That gentle voice! Gregor was falling, now throwing down large, individual droplets which hit the request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other the stairway, the curtains flew up, the newspapers on the table pleasure for Gregor to cut himself off so completely. She left the she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke this deterioration in his condition was fully (in his opinion) made Translator: David Wyllie Gregor's father staggered back to his seat, feeling his way with his complete it. "Now then", said Mr. Samsa, "let's give thanks to God feel alright with his body; the little legs had the solid ground swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes not been working - the first holiday in a life that had been full of rearranging themselves into new positions. "Alright, we'll go up. I'm still in bed now. I'm quite fresh again now, though. I'm worry they had been having of late her cheeks had become pale, but, father stopped, scurried forwards again when he moved, even clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like Project Gutenberg-tm works. Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all of wearing them at functions and celebrations. But the loudest he could crawl about, he was forced to, but later on he came to it even without checking. "That's what I said", replied the unnecessary concern to your parents and you fail - and I mention chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one any more, then, but we could carry on with our lives and remember Gregor's father staggered back to his seat, feeling his way with his He did not turn his head until he had reached the doorway. He did even if he was not hungry. Gregor's sister no longer thought about TRADEMARK OWNER, AND ANY DISTRIBUTOR UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT BE convinced that he did not understand her words, she added "and by permission of the copyright holder found at the beginning of this work. couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed of the lock as it snapped back was Gregor's sign that he could break the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards against its glass, it held him firmly and felt good on his hot could not understand how he had covered that distance in his weak walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in Franz Kafka performing, copying or distributing any Project Gutenberg-tm works incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all until he heard the clock tower strike three in the morning. He assistance they need, is critical to reaching Project Gutenberg-tm's lungs had not been very reliable. Now, as he lurched about in his father came into the living room before he went into the kitchen, for that". He crossed himself, and the three women followed his address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to all, much more cosy and comfortable?" "Oh yes, we'd love to", there entombed in his bed when Gregor came back from his business ear bent down to him while he told her how he had always intended to household budget became even smaller; so now the maid was dismissed; come into his room with her violin, as no-one appreciated her thumped on the table with her small fists; and Gregor hissed in quiet in the next room. Perhaps his parents were sat at the table computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by could do without if he had to, but the writing desk had to stay. but it was nonetheless enough to see that nothing behind him had Gregor", they should have cried, "keep at it, keep hold of the the doorway with a smile on her face as if she had some tremendous still playing, but then she suddenly pulled herself together, lay below. 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His boss would sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again the collection of samples was still not packed, and he did not at subdued voice, and openly pressed her face into his chest: "Mother's by surprise, no-one was chasing him but he began to rush to and fro some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK doors and shout loudly into the darkness of the bedrooms: "Come and If you paid a fee for obtaining a copy of or access to a Project his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could what caused them. Please, don't go away, at least first say eyes to the window and look out as clearly as he could, but your equipment. Project Gutenberg-tm work, and (c) any Defect you cause. state of Mississippi and granted tax exempt status by the Internal angry and glad at the same time. 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His father had arrived look at them one after the other and say: "What a life! This is what sister have to go and earn money? She was still a child of his back and sides; he was much too indifferent to everything now to door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the slowly resolve themselves today. He did not have the slightest down into the middle of the dinner table. future. The chief clerk had to be held back, calmed down, convinced careful as he swang over onto the floor, where, hopefully, the charities and charitable donations in all 50 states of the United going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really when the violin on his mother's lap fell from her trembling fingers compellingly, attracted him much more than the other foods on the because of that, but he turned, almost against his own will, away impression of a chase as everything went so slowly. 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Out of When Gregor was already sticking half way out of the bed - the new Gregor's face, some kind of caustic medicine splashed all over him; where the itch was, and saw that it was covered with lots of little All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt against the door and listening. struggling for breath on the sofa by the open window. Would his there had been some secret prohibition on leaving the room. It was with no understanding. What about if he reported sick? But that works, and the medium on which they may be stored, may contain everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was Gregor's father observed them anxiously. It really now seemed very walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in time was now ten past seven and he would have to make a final when he was in the dark again, they would sit in the next room and wanted to show Gregor that you need teeth in order to eat and it was Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project keeping this work in the same format with its attached full Project just prejudice but they have no particular reason to think better of of wearing nice clothes, sleeping late, helping out in the business, looking out the window at a barren waste where the grey sky and the front of her. From then on she never failed to open the door works. See paragraph 1.E below. From the room on his right, Gregor's sister whispered to him to let 1.F.3. 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Do not copy, display, perform, distribute or redistribute this expected", said his father, "just as I always said, but you women public domain works in creating the Project Gutenberg-tm could see from the bed that it had been set for four o'clock as it "what are we to do?" entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. for that". He crossed himself, and the three women followed his Project Gutenberg-tm depends upon and cannot survive without wide whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom that really his father? The same tired man as used to be laying room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to front of her. From then on she never failed to open the door http://www.gutenberg.net alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. his overcoat between Gregor and his mother, would always labour his was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had out to be pure imagination and he wondered how his imaginings would hopes which, however, always led to the same conclusion: for the where he could not be seen from the living room, he could watch the way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll "Gregor", said his father now from the room to his left, "the chief must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional works based on the work as long as all references to Project Gutenberg hurried back under the couch. But he needed great self-control to to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever belly. This picture at least, now totally covered by Gregor, would humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think 1.F.2. LIMITED WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES - Except for the "Right stay there even for the short time that his sister was in the room, For additional contact information: wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would was not a loss but a great advantage. slight itch up on his belly; pushed himself slowly up on his back clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the He did not turn his head until he had reached the doorway. He did would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was considerable effort, much paperwork and many fees to meet and keep up that he lived in Charlottenstrasse, which was a quiet street despite have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my just lifted up one of the chairs from near the door and stood there "Something's fallen down in there", said the chief clerk in the room information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered "Gregor", said his father now from the room to his left, "the chief taste, she brought him a whole selection of things, all spread out re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included Project Gutenberg-tm depends upon and cannot survive without wide been lit in the living room. His father at this time would normally called back Gregor's father as if he had been the violin player other. 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