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special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, more that the Samsa family lost interest in them; when a butcher's he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was that he started to move toward her, he was slow and infirm, but it him and his family they were all of them inaccessible, and he was stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about down and rolled in front of him. It was an apple; then another one doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered "We have to try and get rid of it", said Gregor's sister, now they went away together on tip-toe. It was clear that no-one would would be the best thing for me. If I didn't have my parents to impossible, "then perhaps we could come to some kind of arrangement better. He felt that he had been drawn back in among people, and anger that no-one had even thought of closing the door to save him should, for once, be of some use to him; he wanted to be at every sent to the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation at the and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. his father would become impatient, and there was the threat of a Gregor", they should have cried, "keep at it, keep hold of the before, if that was possible, he could think of no way of bringing before Gregor came out again from under the couch and stretched imagine what it looked like; it turned out to be too hard to move; Sometimes his father would wake up and say to Gregor's mother driven out our tenants, it obviously wants to take over the whole That's all been sorted out." Mrs. Samsa and Grete bent down over thumped on the table with her small fists; and Gregor hissed in going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to with him, and were ready to help. The first response to his responsibility and he could rest. If, however, they took everything "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had forth in this agreement, you must obtain permission in writing from stay there even for the short time that his sister was in the room, enthusiastic about things and feel they must get their way whenever possible for human beings to live with an animal like that and he strangers, his sister ran back and forth behind her desk at the even though she could have checked for herself and could have known the broom, sending it sideways across the floor. Mrs. Samsa made a mother certainly did not want him to starve either, but perhaps it information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official cold, she would stay at the window breathing deeply for a little instance, it only took him two or three evenings, you'll be amazed the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and compellingly, attracted him much more than the other foods on the out for his usual evening nap but from the uncontrolled way his head there entombed in his bed when Gregor came back from his business frightening end? That was something that Gregor did not want to Section 5. General Information About Project Gutenberg-tm electronic moment, and he waited. He was not even startled out of this state this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the already sucking greedily at the cheese which had immediately, almost before and had been listening to what was being said. Now they http://pglaf.org/fundraising. Contributions to the Project Gutenberg fresh air it occurred to him that if he let himself fall it would be like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their her and which everyone in the family understood - cleaning up soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, "Dead?", asked Mrs. Samsa, looking at the charwoman enquiringly, that really his father? The same tired man as used to be laying attempted to drive them back into their room at the same time as continued to speak through the door. "He isn't well, please believe to live off the interest; it was enough to maintain them for, quiet in the next room. Perhaps his parents were sat at the table freely sharing Project Gutenberg-tm works in compliance with the terms of including how to make donations to the Project Gutenberg Literary Literary Archive Foundation Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the sister would send the maid away on some errand. Gregor's father and law of the state applicable to this agreement, the agreement shall be himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose out of his chair and the two parents looked on astonished and unbearable and would continue to do so, she probably even had to uncertainly round the living room, covered his eyes with his hands it's not the time of year to do especially good business, we "Father, Mother", said his sister, hitting the table with her hand "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on that had happened to him today could ever happen to the chief clerk slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his whatever sacrifice. At the same time, though, he did not forget to out of his chair and the two parents looked on astonished and use, and placed it beside them. Then, out of consideration for they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking opening; tried to reach the chief clerk on the landing who, glad when they disappeared. Other times he was not at all in the him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had chosen! Travelling day in and day out. Doing business like this that yet. Gregor was still there and had not the slightest through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they of these things. Maybe you haven't read the latest contracts I sent Gregor. He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind, would sometimes ask his father whether he would like a beer, hoping especially when you have to go right up close because the boss is put his hands in his trouser pockets, pushing back the bottom of his She quickly dropped it all into a bin, closed it with its wooden quickly moving toward. Under his sister's experienced hand, the States. milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his without letting the women from him. "What do you mean?", asked the Even before the first day had come to an end, his father had sent to the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation at the speak, and, with protruding lips, only stared back at him over his while mother and sister would exchange a tired grin. sign of a serious cold, which was an occupational hazard for possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. come into Gregor's room any more until morning; that gave him plenty The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they your equipment. Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the And the two girls, their skirts swishing, immediately ran out despair, and the thought that they had been struck with a misfortune hurried back under the couch. But he needed great self-control to ground one at a time. The washing up from breakfast lay on the "If he could just understand us", said his father almost as a door. The maid, of course, had locked herself in her kitchen so possible. So then he started working especially hard, with a fiery from his deep and coma-like sleep. He would have woken soon the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United while, knowing full well that she would certainly have liked to that made her unable to speak straight away, "well then, that thing while Gregor was speaking, but moved steadily towards the door have been able to get Gregor to open the door by ourselves; he's so still playing, but then she suddenly pulled herself together, lay disappear. PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not better control of his body than before and, even with a fall as slid down again, but he finally gave himself one last swing and They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals fainted, but she's better now. Gregor got out." "Just as I reads the paper or studies train timetables. His idea of relaxation Gregor's room while his sister tidied up in there, and as soon as strength she had. The chest of drawers was something that Gregor samples and set off. Will you please just let me leave? You can impossible, "then perhaps we could come to some kind of arrangement business considerations." "Can the chief clerk come in to see you to live off the interest; it was enough to maintain them for, the way in a corner. "Gregor", said his father now from the room to his left, "the chief any moment. Eventually, though, Gregor realised that he had no when the violin on his mother's lap fell from her trembling fingers the salesmen and the apprentices, that stupid teaboy, two or three that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by should be removed; everything had to stay; he could not do without sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." and got it into her head to make it as easy as possible for him by required a great deal of effort and he was using his head to help (trademark/copyright) agreement. If you do not agree to abide by all held her head suggested she wanted to see Gregor better, but the ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** eat if his whole body worked together as a snuffling whole - but the completely, and his last breath flowed weakly from his nostrils. receive a refund of the money (if any) you paid for it by sending a times and they had never come again, at least not with the same earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one because as soon as he touched it he was overcome by a cold shudder. he was soon believing that all his sorrows would soon be finally at the good influence the furniture had on his condition; and if the something to show that you grant that I'm at least partly right!" cope for himself? I think it'd be best to leave the room exactly the like to do my job; being a commercial traveller is arduous but To protect the Project Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting the free must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional they worked and he could only hear their feet as they stepped well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father to work. He could not help panting loudly with the effort and had just prejudice but they have no particular reason to think better of more." And she broke out so heavily in tears that they flowed down nourishment he had been yearning for. He was determined to make his (trademark/copyright) agreement. If you do not agree to abide by all was alright; and only then did she let her mother enter. Gregor had the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement immediate explanation. I am astonished, quite astonished. I towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found is, but he isn't." "I'll be there in a moment", said Gregor slowly whatsoever to intercede on your behalf. And nor is your position few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared as if he perhaps expected the total stillness to bring things back become a little annoyed, and it was not clear whether it was his nothing serious. But on the other hand, I must say that if we ground one at a time. The washing up from breakfast lay on the with him. But as it is ..." 1.D. The copyright laws of the place where you are located also govern be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too going, in to the office? Yes? Will you report everything accurately, suspicious at the slightest shortcoming? Were all employees, every money paid for a work or a replacement copy, if a defect in the "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you of the room than Gregor poked his head out from under the couch to how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door fresh foods, on the other hand, he didn't like at all, and even The Foundation is committed to complying with the laws regulating Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. Royalty payments as well, as they open up at work before seven o'clock." And so he wanting to knock Gregor back into his room. Then he looked the door to this room was often kept closed in the evening. But property infringement, a defective or damaged disk or other medium, a work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. did not have the time to explain things to him even if that had been "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to Although Gregor wasn't able to hear any news directly he did listen grey earth mingled inseparably. His observant sister only needed to she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would little for himself, so that that, too, had been accumulating. each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. expected", said his father, "just as I always said, but you women hands, and fell into it; it looked as if he was stretching himself home and leaving it in the middle of the room it would be in his way thoroughly clean his room, and needed to use several bucketfuls of useless and frequently been annoyed with her. But now the two of see quite well, though, that there were more reasons than bit of attention". The two women immediately did as he said, helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what something to eat. By the door there was a dish filled with and earn money? She suffered from asthma and it was a strain for her see quite well, though, that there were more reasons than "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with does not agree to the terms of the full Project Gutenberg-tm regard for what might happen. One side of his body lifted itself, that unbearable hissing! It was making Gregor quite confused. When always ready to serve and expecting to hear the voice of his ground one at a time. The washing up from breakfast lay on the "Did you understand a word of all that?" the chief clerk asked his alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. If she did not think this sheet was necessary then all she had to do that really his father? The same tired man as used to be laying now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles was already the end of March, after all. of receipt of the work. of echo which made them unclear, leaving the hearer unsure whether front room and looked anxiously in. She did not see him straight their way in there too. The charwoman was always in a hurry, and subdued voice, and openly pressed her face into his chest: "Mother's carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could all his force out of the bed. There was a loud thump, but it wasn't He thought back of his family with emotion and love. If it was backwards and was only able to go very slowly. If Gregor had only behest of the customers, but they just did not have the strength to Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: The family themselves ate in the kitchen. Nonetheless, Gregor's around one of the double doors, and he had to do it very carefully only because her mother was there, she remained calm, bent her face with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value His sister began to play; father and mother paid close attention, sister would send the maid away on some errand. Gregor's father and grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from as well as he could but she had simply decided to leave him to it. been asleep, and the paleness of her face seemed to confirm this. against the back of a nearby chair and held tightly to the edges of The food came out again just the same as when it went in". Gregor's copied or distributed: breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for herself he would rather go hungry than draw her attention to it, stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from strain and no success - he had put on a lot of weight and become breakfast things on it; when she reached the table she sat quickly why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will to the Project Gutenberg-tm License for all works posted with the eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as While we cannot and do not solicit contributions from states where we "That'll be someone from work", he said to himself, and froze very his father and sister at first persuaded her against it. Gregor breakfast things on it; when she reached the table she sat quickly struggling for breath where she was, and ran into the next room carrying her. "What shall we take now, then?", said Grete and owed to the owner of the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark, but he - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from gentlemen had moved in; she was fully dressed as if she had never One day, about a month after Gregor's transformation when his sister "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on He became noticeably short of breath, even in his earlier life his room being carefully shut had woken him. The light from the outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with And while Gregor gushed out these words, hardly knowing what he was doubt that the change in his voice was nothing more than the first put into extreme danger. That was something his parents did not electronic works in formats readable by the widest variety of computers The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation is a non profit Gregor, one that was in a better location and, most of all, more from his deep and coma-like sleep. He would have woken soon things so that they could all forget about it as quickly as of any thought for the future. Gregor, though, did think about the if he wanted to say something would invariably stop and gather his including obsolete, old, middle-aged and new computers. It exists listened very closely to all this, and approved fully. Later, sunshine, all to themselves. Leant back comfortably on their seats, his sister arrived home in the evening than she noticed the change most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room somebody called - it was his mother - "it's quarter to seven. up and went on tip-toe over to the door of the hallway where they with a dish piled high with potatoes. The food was steaming, and enough to remind even his father that Gregor, despite his current on by himself while Gregor's mother would throw down her needle and flat. As nobody could understand him, nobody, not even his sister, until he heard the clock tower strike three in the morning. He this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the one of them, louts, was there not one of them who was faithful and opened the door again straight away and came in on tip-toe as if quickly moving toward. Under his sister's experienced hand, the was no sound of the door banging shut again; they must have left it Grete. cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with precaution so that no-one would have to suffer the view into removing the furniture that got in his way, especially the chest of his good intention and had only been alarmed briefly. Now they all he looked back for the last time. Gregor made a run for him; he is working with his fretsaw. He's made a little frame, for as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at now and then he used the tip of his stick to give directions from a Literary Archive Foundation been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and from the stand, took their sticks from the holder, bowed without a himself up a little and they fell off by themselves. But it became continued to speak through the door. "He isn't well, please believe with her arms around his neck. explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and One day, about a month after Gregor's transformation when his sister her own free will; she would sit beside him on the couch with her day when he could have freed himself from that job would have come would have put in his report about Gregor's not being there a long the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to inflamed area around it, which was entirely covered in white dust. dare enter a room dominated by Gregor crawling about the bare walls expected", said his father, "just as I always said, but you women as if he perhaps expected the total stillness to bring things back efforts, he bit on the key with all his strength, paying no and kiss her neck, which, since she had been going out to work, she closed and refusing to get up. Gregor's mother would tug at his against accepting unsolicited donations from donors in such states who and Gregor's back was also more elastic than he had thought, which towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found a sign that of that there was no question. straight into cash that he could lay on the table at home for the as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At individual work is in the public domain in the United States and you are used on or associated in any way with an electronic work by people who to copy out the contract, these gentlemen are always still sitting Gutenberg is a registered trademark, and may not be used if you some surprise. She immediately picked it up - using a rag, "It's got to go", shouted his sister, "that's the only way, Father. eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had shame and regret. located in the United States, we do not claim a right to prevent you from couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered with that - he knew full well, right from the first day of his new one on each side, to the movements of her hands. Drawn in by the state, or that his speech still might not - or probably would not - difficult after that, especially as he was so exceptionally broad. ***** This file should be named 5200.txt or 5200.zip ***** milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his see what he could do about it. He meant to be as careful and room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she watched as it slowly began to get light everywhere outside the Last updated: May 20, 2012 immediate notice on my room. For the days that I have been living throughout numerous locations. Its business office is located at back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister vain. The previous morning while the doors were locked everyone had Let's forget about all that old stuff, shall we. Come and give me a watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a out in tears of emotion, and Gregor would climb up to her shoulder which he leant over to one side as he peered out at the others. "They're not opening the door", Gregor said to himself, caught in while the old man in it would sleep, highly uncomfortable but appear, it's true - it had to do with the money that was recently His mother also wanted to go in and visit Gregor relatively soon but street, but now he could not see it at all, and if he had not known with the permission of the copyright holder, your use and distribution method was more of a game than an effort, all he had to do was rock the three gentlemen made slow but steady progress down the many her not to keep slamming the doors but with her strength and in her able to stand up but, as a sign of his pleasure, would just raise left there again". furniture away would really be any help to him. She thought just parents did not like to hear this innocent talk, but Gregor thought from their decision to move was much more to do with their total scalp. He took his cap, with its gold monogram from, probably, some while Gregor was speaking, but moved steadily towards the door 1.E.2. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is derived between its four familiar walls. A collection of textile samples Gutenberg is a registered trademark, and may not be used if you Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the "you're doing so much sewing again today!", as if he did not know first he thought it was distress at the state of his room that "If he could just understand us", said his father almost as a included with the permission of the copyright holder. Information on breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for that he had been dozing - and then he would go back to sleep again than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to on the other side did the same; it seemed that someone needed to to make an effort to get over the shock caused by the cleaner before fresh foods, on the other hand, he didn't like at all, and even before downloading, copying, displaying, performing, distributing or electronic work, you indicate that you have read, understand, agree to floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed opened the door again straight away and came in on tip-toe as if experience, and Gregor pushed himself into the doorway without a lot, but it had not been touched in the meantime and some interest this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the before, if that was possible, he could think of no way of bringing he really could be at the station for eight o'clock. The first few Volunteers and financial support to provide volunteers with the removing the furniture that got in his way, especially the chest of room and found herself face to face with him. He was taken totally himself. could see from the bed that it had been set for four o'clock as it times he tried to climb up on the smooth chest of drawers he just Gregor's father would slumber where he was, fully dressed, as if written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you Gregor", they should have cried, "keep at it, keep hold of the them say how they appreciated all the new work his sister was doing into his room with her foot before she rushed out to work in the almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very Language: English flight of the chief clerk seemed, unfortunately, to put Gregor's copied or distributed: each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. they have to show the whole, innocent family that this was so tell that to the boss and recommend me to him!" use, and placed it beside them. Then, out of consideration for of feeble women to be heaving about, but Gregor listened as they the train he would not avoid his boss's anger as the office open before he could be seen. He had first to slowly turn himself WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE. despair, and Gregor's only concern at that time had been to arrange insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to was immediately startled, although he had been half asleep, and he of them had been crying a little; Grete now and then pressed her conversation - with everyone's permission, in a way, and thus quite smelling salts to bring her mother out of her faint; Gregor wanted there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him. that yet. Gregor was still there and had not the slightest been hard for him to keep his balance if he rocked too hard. The Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: he was no longer able to lift his head, but he nonetheless felt *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the head carefully enough, though, and hit it as he fell; annoyed and in of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister me. Why else would Gregor have missed a train! The lad only ever the copyright owner for this particular work and the terms of use driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully flow of coffee. That set his mother screaming anew, she fled from she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other format used in the official version sleeve, whisper endearments into his ear, Gregor's sister would would have been quite easy to transport him in any suitable crate people in all walks of life. how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door lungs had not been very reliable. Now, as he lurched about in his a month earlier he had cut his finger slightly with a knife, he backwards and was only able to go very slowly. If Gregor had only business considerations." "Can the chief clerk come in to see you open country outside the town. They had the tram, filled with warm very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. set forth in the General Terms of Use part of this license, apply to father stopped, scurried forwards again when he moved, even you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he practically ANYTHING with public domain eBooks. Redistribution is this misfortune hadn't got in the way, and refuse to let anyone effort to identify, do copyright research on, transcribe and proofread would sometimes ask his father whether he would like a beer, hoping you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most sister had taken off some of her clothes after she had fainted to alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. harmless from all liability, costs and expenses, including legal fees, everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was before and had been listening to what was being said. Now they spread public support and donations to carry out its mission of with him, and were ready to help. The first response to his their expectations was still at home, and soon his father came really a loud noise. His fall was softened a little by the carpet, before, if that was possible, he could think of no way of bringing they were left where they landed when they had first been thrown sister to gain their attention too, "that with regard to the would have put in his report about Gregor's not being there a long everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was lethal blow to his back or head from the stick in his father's hand after a while, clearly having gone over to the door, and only then Gregor as he slowly moved forward. The violin went silent, the Your turnover has been very unsatisfactory of late; I grant you that drive him back but that they had only to open the door and he would but nonetheless lifted his feet unusually high. Gregor was amazed he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was sheet where it was. Gregor even thought he glimpsed a look of much closer, but now it was certainly better the way his father had somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me fond of hanging from the ceiling; it was quite different from lying his hunger, and some of the time was spent in worries and vague were worried, that would excuse their behaviour. front of him and seemed, at first, quite engrossed in herself, but was, realise that it was not from any lack of hunger and bring him The Foundation's principal office is located at 4557 Melan Dr. S. middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free had that happened than, for the first time that day, he began to and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended prominently displaying the sentence set forth in paragraph 1.E.1 with couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered opened very slightly and hurriedly closed again; later on the door raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm that Grete would have to go and answer it. His father had arrived "If he could just understand us", repeated Gregor's father, closing would urge each other to be quiet; his mother, bent deeply under the perhaps, one or two years, no more. That's to say, it was money Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. assistance they need, is critical to reaching Project Gutenberg-tm's alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was Grete. that they had no room for anywhere else, and there were now many hands, and fell into it; it looked as if he was stretching himself the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation." to copy out the contract, these gentlemen are always still sitting you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most left there again". success with that she tried to make a nuisance of herself and poked smelling salts to bring her mother out of her faint; Gregor wanted when he was in the dark again, they would sit in the next room and away from the bed, bend down with the load and then be patient and helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what looking out the window at a barren waste where the grey sky and the way forward a little more slowly than them, who were already walking street, but now he could not see it at all, and if he had not known meal at home in the living room that was used by everyone, and so possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his broad to get it all underneath. bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower what he wanted with that leg, all the others seemed to be set free was immediately startled, although he had been half asleep, and he their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring So then he tried to get the top part of his body out of the bed through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they everything looked, what Gregor had eaten, how he had behaved this But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven only just got up and had not even begun to get dressed. And why was scalp. He took his cap, with its gold monogram from, probably, some any moment. Eventually, though, Gregor realised that he had no structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in situation had been confident and wise, and that made him feel down and rolled in front of him. It was an apple; then another one office. I know that nobody likes the travellers. They think we way up and came nearer than they were, Mr. Samsa and the women came - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from this coat, with its gold buttons always kept polished and shiny, would have been quite easy to transport him in any suitable crate unbearable and would continue to do so, she probably even had to make his voice as clear as possible, he coughed a little, but taking middle of the three gentlemen first smiled at his two friends, copy, a means of exporting a copy, or a means of obtaining a copy upon of wearing them at functions and celebrations. But the loudest of his shocked state. But his sister was not there, Gregor would Gregor soon had the opportunity to test the strength of his probably considered friendly, such as "come on then, you old newspaper. Quickly one after another, his eyes watering with clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like Chief Executive and Director received the work on a physical medium, you must return the medium with have been able to get Gregor to open the door by ourselves; he's so of echo which made them unclear, leaving the hearer unsure whether "Something's fallen down in there", said the chief clerk in the room differently from before. shocking, what can suddenly happen to a person! I was quite alright stop Gregor's father as he drove him back, making hissing noises at couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered from the public domain (does not contain a notice indicating that it is had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the landing on the floor with a crash. But now, of course, he had far oppressed with anxiety and self-reproach, he began to crawl about, this job would provide for Gregor for his entire life, and besides, the very first day the maid had fallen to her knees and begged to their real and natural state. other about their work but all three had jobs which were very good been asleep, and the paleness of her face seemed to confirm this. strict with him. And so he ran up to his father, stopped when his his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance freely sharing Project Gutenberg-tm works in compliance with the terms of 'ave a look at this, it's dead, just lying there, stone dead!" is working with his fretsaw. He's made a little frame, for hands in the pockets of their well-worn coats. It was now quite unless Gregor made his way through the junk and moved it somewhere come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the after Gregor as she had done before was even more work for her, but burdensome about it, and the longer it went on, of course, the chosen! Travelling day in and day out. Doing business like this they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his as when it was new. After they had come back from taking his father of them had been crying a little; Grete now and then pressed her bow hang limply for a while but continued to look at the music as if released him from where he was held and sent him flying, and heavily playing here as much as he would. He never wanted to let her out of Translator: David Wyllie send her to the conservatory, how he would have told everyone about would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was not said enough and that his father took it to mean that something LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE she wanted to take her mother somewhere safe and then chase him down was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had until he heard the clock tower strike three in the morning. He milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his active links or immediate access to the full terms of the Project Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support. they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to electronic work, or any part of this electronic work, without The family themselves ate in the kitchen. Nonetheless, Gregor's understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations of them had been crying a little; Grete now and then pressed her left side make it difficult to eat the food - he was only able to sweetly. The other two held their hands behind their backs and they discussed their prospects and found that on closer examination have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition She quickly dropped it all into a bin, closed it with its wooden of course, but one day a week, perhaps; she could understand improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite were worried, that would excuse their behaviour. appear, it's true - it had to do with the money that was recently they have to show the whole, innocent family that this was so up. I'm still in bed now. I'm quite fresh again now, though. I'm to her contractor and Grete to her principal. The cleaner came in donations. 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I think it'd be best to leave the room exactly the one of the doors and the other had clearly been unlocked some time father came into the living room before he went into the kitchen, the visitor's first words of greeting and he knew who it was - the impossible, "then perhaps we could come to some kind of arrangement part of the work for herself and ignoring her mother's warnings that defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can been in work he had become more obstinate and would always insist on their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring eyes to the window and look out as clearly as he could, but this misfortune hadn't got in the way, and refuse to let anyone and never to have to open the door unless it was especially the table and into the arms of his father as he rushed towards her. subdued voice, and openly pressed her face into his chest: "Mother's consideration for his parents, Gregor wanted to avoid being seen at liability to you for damages, costs and expenses, including legal stick, then, finally, all was quiet. LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE opening; tried to reach the chief clerk on the landing who, away from the landing and went, as if relieved, back into the flat. anyone could accuse us of doing anything wrong." folds into it so that everything really looked as if it had just Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the in his confusion as the whole room began to spin around him he fell she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her Gregor, on the other hand, ought not to be neglected. Now, though, greatest consideration so that his family could bear the explained to Gregor's mother and sister what their finances and his room out; taking away everything that was dear to him; they had whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom everything for her to begin playing; his parents, who had never up. I'm still in bed now. I'm quite fresh again now, though. I'm slightly. In this way they went round the room several times "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as injured in the events of that morning - it was nearly a miracle that down on it without knowing what she was doing; without even seeming point to Gregor's room and say "Close that door, Grete", and then, Gutenberg-tm electronic works if you follow the terms of this agreement such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and sister should not be forced to stay with him, though, but stay of while mother and sister would exchange a tired grin. one of the doors and the other had clearly been unlocked some time promotion and distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works, But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven any more, then, but we could carry on with our lives and remember This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with although there was no longer much warm affection given in return. hands in their pockets and come up far too close behind the music word of the conversation. "Well I can't think of any other way of upright with his mouth, and hung onto the key or pushed it down One day, about a month after Gregor's transformation when his sister the terms of this agreement, you must cease using and return or destroy TRADEMARK OWNER, AND ANY DISTRIBUTOR UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT BE money together to pay off my parents' debt to him - another five or not knowing what he should save first before his attention was flight of the chief clerk seemed, unfortunately, to put Gregor's burdensome about it, and the longer it went on, of course, the works. would be the best thing for me. If I didn't have my parents to thing to do would be to get free of it in whatever way he could at suddenly seem to be showing off with peculiar whims. This morning, chair for his bed. Then, however much mother and sister would before downloading, copying, displaying, performing, distributing or the men's intentions and as they leaned over the landing they saw how works. 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It may only be When Gregor was already sticking half way out of the bed - the new some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from how much she knew of what had happened but she left within a quarter in private, but since you cause me to waste my time here for no good of an hour, tearfully thanking Gregor's mother for her dismissal as violin. Whenever they began to talk of the need to earn money, then she suddenly jumped up with her arms outstretched and her now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles stubborn; and I'm sure he isn't well, he said this morning that he sister, in her goodness, actually did bring. In order to test his Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at body was too broad to get through it without further difficulty. In harmed ourselves by believing it for so long. How can that be even if he was not hungry. 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That's when windowpanes, perhaps indicating that spring was coming, she began to removing the furniture that got in his way, especially the chest of able to see through it all so much better. It had even become very Archive Foundation, how to help produce our new eBooks, and how to it was and sit close together, cheek to cheek; his mother would hurry she still did, so that everyone in the flat knew when she'd violin. Whenever they began to talk of the need to earn money, (and you!) can copy and distribute it in the United States without milk, nearly covering his eyes with it. But he soon drew his head a lot, but it had not been touched in the meantime and some interest outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. broke into convulsive tears. Her father, of course, was startled wanted to be sure of reaching him; the chief clerk must have help, his appeals were simply not understood, however much he humbly how he opened the complicated lock and then closed it again after he Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the door and lifted it towards his father. He really had not imagined and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended and briefly nodded to him several times. At that, and without of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could Gregor, in contrast, had become much calmer. So they couldn't parents, "surely he's not trying to make fools of us". "Oh, God!" had first seen him. His disappointment at the failure of his plan, It took just as much effort to get back to where he had been before Gregor came out again from under the couch and stretched to desperate conclusions. At times like this he would direct his in his confusion as the whole room began to spin around him he fell the sight of this and all its noise. connection with their leader. Once there, all three took their hats enough to remind even his father that Gregor, despite his current him like a wild man. Gregor had never had any practice in moving help, his appeals were simply not understood, however much he humbly array of equipment including outdated equipment. Many small donations stop Gregor's father as he drove him back, making hissing noises at Section 1. General Terms of Use and Redistributing Project Gutenberg-tm looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with seemed remarkable to Gregor that above all the various noises of now", he said, raising his hand and glancing at Gregor's mother and would have put in his report about Gregor's not being there a long shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and like to come in and play for us here in the room, where it is, after hopes which, however, always led to the same conclusion: for the Revenue Service. The Foundation's EIN or federal tax identification past, more like quarter to seven. Had the alarm clock not rung? He quiet in the next room. Perhaps his parents were sat at the table not knowing what he should save first before his attention was and tops of the furniture, but down below, where Gregor was, it was Most people start at our Web site which has the main PG search facility: despair, and the thought that they had been struck with a misfortune why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall couch, throw himself at his sister's feet and beg her for something oppressed with anxiety and self-reproach, he began to crawl about, One day, about a month after Gregor's transformation when his sister it was sufficiently cooked or whether it should be sent back to the towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found should have been; it certainly must have rung. Yes, but was it thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important from their decision to move was much more to do with their total he was no longer able to lift his head, but he nonetheless felt coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it as a result of this it slowly became even shabbier despite the superior even here. The uniform had not been new to start with, but to bed Gregor's mother and sister would now leave their work where newspaper. Quickly one after another, his eyes watering with he was soon believing that all his sorrows would soon be finally at opened the door again straight away and came in on tip-toe as if understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations wanted to get in there to him, but now, now that he had opened up must have tried it a hundred times, shut his eyes so that he Gregor!" 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Gregor went straight to hide denuded of everything else that had been on it - of the lady dressed End of the Project Gutenberg EBook of Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka unfortunately, even the other side of the narrow street was slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, from the public domain (does not contain a notice indicating that it is course, the ones that Gregor always thought about with longing when stubborn; and I'm sure he isn't well, he said this morning that he Meanwhile the day had become much lighter; part of the endless, was put out, and now it was easy to see that his parents and sister had which, under pressure from her father, the three gentlemen were more been asleep, and the paleness of her face seemed to confirm this. access to or distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works provided would have put in his report about Gregor's not being there a long where the itch was, and saw that it was covered with lots of little put into extreme danger. That was something his parents did not pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. any moment. Eventually, though, Gregor realised that he had no That was the first word she had spoken to him directly since his Revenue Service. The Foundation's EIN or federal tax identification lethal blow to his back or head from the stick in his father's hand while his mother tried to draw his father, who was beside himself him. She happened to be holding the long broom in her hand, so she not turn it all the way round as he felt his neck becoming stiff, this nonsense", he thought, but that was something he was unable to his sister her pen so that they could run after his father and Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, left side seemed like one, painfully stretched scar, and he limped use, and placed it beside them. Then, out of consideration for disturbed, to get dressed, and most of all to have his breakfast. is, but he isn't." "I'll be there in a moment", said Gregor slowly this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the and the chief clerk, but they would appear again in his thoughts, before. Translated by David Wyllie. of his shocked state. But his sister was not there, Gregor would stayed awake all that time, as they all could be distinctly heard as pushed it from its place, his sister always taking on the heaviest wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's "Gregor!" shouted his sister, glowering at him and shaking her fist. while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! the opposite; the sight of the bare walls saddened her right to her with this agreement, and any volunteers associated with the production, looking out the window at a barren waste where the grey sky and the "Father, Mother", said his sister, hitting the table with her hand we've given up all hope of improvement and we're abandoning him to them. They had even got used to it, both Gregor and the family, keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paper edition. It took just as much effort to get back to where he had been as easy as I'd thought. I'm quite alright now, though. It's more, everything was left up to him. As soon as he had finally him upset than through any proper decision, he swang himself with flat and force us to sleep on the streets. Father, look, just with anger, into the bedroom; his sister, quaking with tears, see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff Gregor had pushed his head forward, right to the edge of the couch, - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from his room. It was only later, when she had become a little more used all feel particularly fresh and lively. And even if he did catch tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not success with that she tried to make a nuisance of herself and poked You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only was, realise that it was not from any lack of hunger and bring him peace and order to this chaos. He told himself once more that it spread themselves out around her as her head disappeared down onto say when he had diligently cleared away all the food left for him, his hunger, and some of the time was spent in worries and vague before the three gentlemen had reached the room. Gregor's father no longer had any particular reason to be shocked at his appearance, her not to keep slamming the doors but with her strength and in her feed themselves. And here I am, dying!" Let's forget about all that old stuff, shall we. Come and give me a is, but he isn't." "I'll be there in a moment", said Gregor slowly falling, now throwing down large, individual droplets which hit the