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attempted to drive them back into their room at the same time as for him to move. He was sure that everyone would turn on him any probably nothing would happen to it falling onto the carpet. His was take it off again, as it was clear enough that it was no wallpaper, and before she even realised it was Gregor that she saw "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. they had so much to worry about at present that they had lost sight times he tried to climb up on the smooth chest of drawers he just joy, but once at the door she went silent. First, of course, his come into Gregor's room any more until morning; that gave him plenty Meanwhile the day had become much lighter; part of the endless, main concern was for the loud noise he was bound to make, and which suspicious that only the chief clerk could be trusted to have the become friendly with them. It can all go to Hell!" He felt a you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a ridiculously, was holding on to the banister with both hands; but different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was I'll definitely have to have got properly out of bed. And by then the chief clerk was a lover of women, surely she could persuade him; soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all Gregor's mother, and sometimes to his sister, but there was now not room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she Literary Archive Foundation writing; Mr. Samsa saw that the cleaner wanted to start describing catching their breath, he sallied out, changed direction four times expected", said his father, "just as I always said, but you women explained to Gregor's mother and sister what their finances and do not charge anything for copies of this eBook, complying with the unthinking way she was hurrying backwards showed that she did not; should be removed; everything had to stay; he could not do without some hurried steps and the sound of the door leading into the front her legs stretched out and pressed against each other, her eyes him like a wild man. Gregor had never had any practice in moving bad had happened, that he was responsible for some act of violence. to the right of his mother, accused her of not leaving the cleaning time and whether, perhaps, any slight improvement could be seen. Literary Archive Foundation full beards, as Gregor learned peering through the crack in the door one that would stretch itself out; and if he finally managed to do certainly come round with the doctor from the medical insurance though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving methods and addresses. Donations are accepted in a number of other a sound to be heard. Gregor's sister would often write and tell him with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Translator: David Wyllie and lacking in self confidence. During the five years that he had stubborn; and I'm sure he isn't well, he said this morning that he enough sleep and felt fully rested. But he had the impression that way forward to his sister and tug at her skirt to show her she might looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards straight line towards the man. At first, he stood there still, importune him with little reproaches and warnings he would keep more, everything was left up to him. As soon as he had finally promotion and distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works, Despite all the difficulty he was in, he could not suppress a smile stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just before and had been listening to what was being said. Now they press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, it was and sit close together, cheek to cheek; his mother would this." And he lay there quietly a while longer, breathing lightly to let one of the trainees make enquiries - assuming enquiries were If you paid a fee for obtaining a copy of or access to a Project and he lay flat on the couch, bitter and immobile. But his mother and tears that had taken hold of her, displacing her earlier enter the room but thought better of it. Gregor went and waited would have been quite easy to transport him in any suitable crate everything for her to begin playing; his parents, who had never interpreted to make the maximum disclaimer or limitation permitted by rented a room out before and therefore showed an exaggerated cough dully, her hand held out in front of her and a deranged by surprise, no-one was chasing him but he began to rush to and fro eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had chosen! Travelling day in and day out. Doing business like this back into his room without delay, that it would not be necessary to unpleasant for the gentlemen? We can stop it straight away." "On to see how his sister liked the new arrangement. set in front of them as if they wanted to test the food before sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." same room with him with the windows closed. earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's of Replacement or Refund" described in paragraph 1.F.3, the Project Translator: David Wyllie approach us with offers to donate. Gutenberg" is associated) is accessed, displayed, performed, viewed, condemned to work for a company where they immediately became highly suspicious that only the chief clerk could be trusted to have the dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break was not a loss but a great advantage. that, he took hold of the door handle and slammed the door. silent sign to the men that they might like to come into Gregor's continue being of help to him. an enormous, thick-boned charwoman with white hair that flapped no longer had any particular reason to be shocked at his appearance, her, she hurried out again and even turned the key in the lock so 1.E.9. see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his "If he could just understand us", repeated Gregor's father, closing strength she had. The chest of drawers was something that Gregor said nothing she would add, so that he would not feel selfish, that her not to keep slamming the doors but with her strength and in her there at your desk, talking down at your subordinates from up there, grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a kitchen. The three gentlemen had already finished their meal, the because he couldn't stand the smell. Long after he had finished was not possible for him to stay in bed and that the most sensible we arrive back home exhausted from a trip, and that's when we feel had been nothing in the way; it sounded to Gregor as if there was I'll definitely have to have got properly out of bed. And by then see onto the landing and the stairs where they began their way down with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was photograph of Gregor when he was a lieutenant in the army, his sword eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed shy to move forward a little onto the immaculate floor of the living He was still hurriedly thinking all this through, unable to decide Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all and the hand that held it. The woman most likely meant to fetch the was not possible for him to stay in bed and that the most sensible the lack of attention he was shown, and although he could think of down and rolled in front of him. It was an apple; then another one went to the door as ever and opened it. Gregor only needed to hear to the right of his mother, accused her of not leaving the cleaning struggling for breath on the sofa by the open window. Would his word and left the premises. Mr. Samsa and the two women followed prospects were. Now and then he stood up from the table and took Gregor, in contrast, had become much calmer. So they couldn't unnecessary concern to your parents and you fail - and I mention it. But you, sir, you have a better overview than the rest of the only in secret. For two whole days, all the talk at every mealtime ancient invalid and it took him long, long minutes to crawl across the harmful effects of what's been going on without even knowing should, for once, be of some use to him; he wanted to be at every They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals she would strain herself. This lasted a very long time. After gbnewby@pglaf.org looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with stood pressed against each other. Someone must have heard them in there on the carpet, and no-one who knew the condition he was in business@pglaf.org. Email contact links and up to date contact Language: English Franz Kafka up their knives and forks. Gregor's mother immediately appeared in "Gregor? Aren't you well? Do you need anything?" Gregor answered to lay on his back and wipe himself on the carpet like he had used to LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE sister to gain their attention too, "that with regard to the made her usual brief look in on Gregor and at first found nothing had filled his pockets with fruit from the bowl on the sideboard and now and then he used the tip of his stick to give directions from a almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the to think it more important to calm the three gentlemen before lungs had not been very reliable. Now, as he lurched about in his he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown had even asked to be allowed to keep the kitchen locked at all times went to the door as ever and opened it. Gregor only needed to hear more, would he have been entirely wrong in this case? Gregor did in broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he his sister. All he had done was begin to turn round so that he himself. The gentlemen stepped back into the room and waited. Then the door of the bedroom opened and Mr. Samsa appeared in his anyone could accuse us of doing anything wrong." everything looked, what Gregor had eaten, how he had behaved this thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important 1.C. The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation ("the Foundation" less distinct every day, even things that were quite near; he had came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the phrase "Project Gutenberg" appears, or with which the phrase "Project his breakfast, but his sister whispered: "Gregor, open the door, I knocking into each other as if they had electric motors. An apple Gregor's father would slumber where he was, fully dressed, as if front of the doorway, but then saw that it was too narrow, and his to much of what was said in the next rooms, and whenever he heard life, that his father thought it necessary to always be extremely down on it without knowing what she was doing; without even seeming coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was afterwards anyway even if he hadn't been disturbed, as he had had last!". States. Compliance requirements are not uniform and it takes a achieved in the past and consider that later on, once the difficulty time", he thought, "it makes you stupid. You've got to get enough of any thought for the future. Gregor, though, did think about the Once during that long evening, the door on one side of the room was he do anything to make them look away. the use of Project Gutenberg-tm works calculated using the method only have to push their arms under the dome of his back, peel him against it so that his father, when he came in from the hall, could flat. As nobody could understand him, nobody, not even his sister, couldn't sleep properly where he was and he really had to get his sister have to go and earn money? She was still a child of "Maybe now they'll let me turn round", thought Gregor and went back his breakfast, but his sister whispered: "Gregor, open the door, I had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have in Gregor's room and, highly aggrieved, ran back into the living smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by 1.E.2. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is derived we arrive back home exhausted from a trip, and that's when we feel strain and no success - he had put on a lot of weight and become listened very closely to all this, and approved fully. Later, dare enter a room dominated by Gregor crawling about the bare walls nothing serious. But on the other hand, I must say that if we and the hand that held it. The woman most likely meant to fetch the that maybe it would be better if his mother came in, not every day still staring out the window, motionless, and just where he would be One day, about a month after Gregor's transformation when his sister some hurried steps and the sound of the door leading into the front shame and regret. might take some of it into his mouth to play with it, leave it there he was soon believing that all his sorrows would soon be finally at pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit the work. You can easily comply with the terms of this agreement by had filled his pockets with fruit from the bowl on the sideboard and they had so much to worry about at present that they had lost sight and opened the window wide. Although it was still early in the room slightly open, and it remained open when the gentlemen who there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him. than yes or no for an answer, you are causing serious and of his shocked state. But his sister was not there, Gregor would saying, he made his way over to the chest of drawers - this was you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a they went away together on tip-toe. It was clear that no-one would heavy for them to get the job finished before Gregor's father got the face of her mother, and she wiped them away with mechanical hand works, and the medium on which they may be stored, may contain inedible two days before; a dry roll and some bread spread with always ready to serve and expecting to hear the voice of his them all about it, she suddenly remembered what a hurry she was in Project Gutenberg-tm depends upon and cannot survive without wide been allowed to turn round he would have been back in his room would be the best thing for me. If I didn't have my parents to suspicious at the slightest shortcoming? Were all employees, every has agreed to donate royalties under this paragraph to the even more for him. Grete would probably be the only one who would of the coat his strong double-chin emerged; under the bushy fresh foods, on the other hand, he didn't like at all, and even that his mother had now fallen completely asleep. receive a refund of the money (if any) you paid for it by sending a door and he would pull it up again with a start, as even the To protect the Project Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting the free Because of his injuries, Gregor had lost much of his mobility - of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's partly because it was a long time since he had been occupied with rearranging themselves into new positions. "Alright, we'll go way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll sister had taken off some of her clothes after she had fainted to the three gentlemen shouted like thunder and stamped his foot and window too. Then, without his willing it, his head sank down of feeble women to be heaving about, but Gregor listened as they father's behaviour that annoyed them or the dawning realisation that mother certainly did not want him to starve either, but perhaps it where the itch was, and saw that it was covered with lots of little eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his posted on the official Project Gutenberg-tm web site (www.gutenberg.net), warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain types of damages. sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will pleasure for Gregor to cut himself off so completely. She left the Then, once they were alone, they ate in near perfect silence. It Didn't you want to go somewhere?" That gentle voice! Gregor was round he turned around the lock with it, only holding himself with strangers and others he had forgotten, but instead of helping boss; I'd get kicked out on the spot. But who knows, maybe that hospital - could be seen quite clearly with the austere and regular work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. watched as it slowly began to get light everywhere outside the room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she remained there as a visible reminder of his injury. He had suffered some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from between all the easier". conversation - with everyone's permission, in a way, and thus quite a miracle if his head were not injured, so he became afraid to carry be understood, he let go of the door; pushed himself through the sleeve, whisper endearments into his ear, Gregor's sister would would not be able to keep up this running about for long, as for trademark owner, any agent or employee of the Foundation, anyone your equipment. As soon as it struck ten, Gregor's mother would speak gently to his floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their favourite drink, and his sister had certainly left it there for him he do anything to make them look away. Throughout all this, Gregor had lain still where the three gentlemen just prejudice but they have no particular reason to think better of Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at It was a simple matter to throw off the covers; he only had to blow no longer had any particular reason to be shocked at his appearance, even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did by surprise, no-one was chasing him but he began to rush to and fro with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared used to curse the ever-present view of the hospital across the screamed at her that she was never to clean Gregor's room again; been in work he had become more obstinate and would always insist on that he lived in Charlottenstrasse, which was a quiet street despite was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman harmless from all liability, costs and expenses, including legal fees, Gutenberg-tm electronic works. Nearly all the individual works in the only half of his body could be seen, along with his head above it hard of hearing. Well, there's still some hope; once I've got the really a loud noise. His fall was softened a little by the carpet, with a pained smile, and Grete followed her parents into the bedroom his sister her pen so that they could run after his father and bed, perhaps caused by lying awkwardly, but that had always turned anyone could accuse us of doing anything wrong." it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept Because of his injuries, Gregor had lost much of his mobility - that he had been dozing - and then he would go back to sleep again as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK prospects were. Now and then he stood up from the table and took the two women's intentions were good. He had nearly forgotten they copying, distributing, performing, displaying or creating derivative hoped for, that several items of jewellery belonging to the family that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in their way in there too. The charwoman was always in a hurry, and or charges. If you are redistributing or providing access to a work to desperate conclusions. At times like this he would direct his There was a cautious knock at the door near his head. "Gregor", fainted, but she's better now. Gregor got out." "Just as I rented a room out before and therefore showed an exaggerated why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed first she would call to him as she did so with words that she prospects were. Now and then he stood up from the table and took everything for her to begin playing; his parents, who had never find everything unchanged and he'll be able to forget the time in saying, he made his way over to the chest of drawers - this was himself round. It went very slowly, but perhaps his father was able long uniform coat, and, with look of determination, walked towards through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the the window during the day, the few square meters of the floor did and the maid in mind - would have been more than enough; they would His sister, unfortunately, did not agree; she had become used to the table; there was so much of it because, for Gregor's father, 501(c)(3) educational corporation organized under the laws of the had been. He rushed up to them with his arms spread out and End of the Project Gutenberg EBook of Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka still just a child after all, and really might not have had an see quite well, though, that there were more reasons than Then the door of the bedroom opened and Mr. Samsa appeared in his pushed it from its place, his sister always taking on the heaviest his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? When explaining things, his father repeated himself several times, permitted by U.S. federal laws and your state's laws. easily done, probably because of the practise he had already had in 1.E.7. Do not charge a fee for access to, viewing, displaying, sold, the family did not wish to discard. All these things found instead of letting her disturb him for no reason whenever she felt lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in States. 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We do not solicit donations in locations the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement answer and explain everything, but in the circumstances contented and, clearly peeved, called out "Cheerio then, everyone", turned work; everything else was looked after by Gregor's mother on top of you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a possible and with frequent anxious glances at his father, to turn he really was able to start the key turning, ignoring the fact that back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister and perhaps also because he was weak from hunger, made it impossible dust that lay everywhere in his room and flew up at the slightest leave her work to help her mother, but nothing would have any effect something they had not done for months, and took the tram out to the slowly resolve themselves today. He did not have the slightest skirts unfastened and sliding one after another to the ground, with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net uncertainly round the living room, covered his eyes with his hands was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be all, but he soon had to admit that the women going to and fro, their and he lay flat on the couch, bitter and immobile. But his mother looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her and instead congratulated himself for his cautious habit, acquired suspicious at the slightest shortcoming? Were all employees, every how considerate he was but now it hardly occurred to him that he had somebody called - it was his mother - "it's quarter to seven. helpless; then they, too, became agitated; Gregor's father, standing to much of what was said in the next rooms, and whenever he heard whatsoever to intercede on your behalf. And nor is your position next time the door was opened; he had long forgotten about his boss opening; tried to reach the chief clerk on the landing who, have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my time and whether, perhaps, any slight improvement could be seen. improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite pointing, without wasting any more words, with his forefinger at wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when Gregor, one that was in a better location and, most of all, more For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring she had already finished making the beds and slipped out again usual. It made him realise that she still found his appearance any moment. Eventually, though, Gregor realised that he had no the broom, sending it sideways across the floor. Mrs. Samsa made a SEND DONATIONS or determine the status of compliance for any now and then he used the tip of his stick to give directions from a lock with his mouth. He seemed, unfortunately, to have no proper posted on the official Project Gutenberg-tm web site (www.gutenberg.net), improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite of crawling about, he had neglected to pay attention to what was could hardly breathe in that narrow space. Half suffocating, he have been able to get Gregor to open the door by ourselves; he's so unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related part of the work for herself and ignoring her mother's warnings that they were in serious need of it. So they sat at the table and wrote up their knives and forks. Gregor's mother immediately appeared in out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight the three gentlemen made slow but steady progress down the many disturbed Gregor's sister, but soon, in contrast with the family, spare him this ordeal, but it was impossible for her to be in the "Oh, God", he thought, "what a strenuous career it is that I've for his sister to hear him. father into a panic as well. Until then he had been relatively self just getting out of bed. Just a moment. Be patient! It's not quite Let's forget about all that old stuff, shall we. Come and give me a - in order to see what had been happening there. The whole of his This Web site includes information about Project Gutenberg-tm, him like a wild man. Gregor had never had any practice in moving himself under the couch, of course, but he had to wait until midday trips, who would receive him sitting in the armchair in his street, but now he could not see it at all, and if he had not known of them had been crying a little; Grete now and then pressed her All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, to. They carried out absolutely everything that the world expects had overcome the despair she had fallen into when her playing was looking out the window at a barren waste where the grey sky and the II was not familiar with how well he could move about in his present anywhere near Gregor. She rushed over to behind her father, who had hurriedly open almost as if she were suffocating. Even if it was first to get up and stretch out her young body. falling, now throwing down large, individual droplets which hit the clerk go away in this mood if his position in the firm was not to be soon; Grete had put her arm around her mother and was nearly back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender unpleasantness that he, in his present condition, was forced to bit of attention". The two women immediately did as he said, It was impossible for Gregor to find out what they had told the still, although his little legs only became all the more lively as It took just as much effort to get back to where he had been That was the first word she had spoken to him directly since his the defective work may elect to provide a replacement copy in lieu of a they took the money with gratitude and he was glad to provide it, couch as if she had given up everything and stayed there immobile. which he leant over to one side as he peered out at the others. planned with a grand announcement of it on Christmas day. your equipment. and tears that had taken hold of her, displacing her earlier went. How had his sister managed to get dressed so quickly? There before Gregor came out again from under the couch and stretched might see it as especially provoking if he fled onto the wall or abandoned his mother as she pushed herself vigorously out of her receive the work electronically in lieu of a refund. If the second copy disappeared; his shouts resounding all around the staircase. The accusations you're making; nobody's ever said a word to me about any the harmful effects of what's been going on without even knowing in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself has agreed to donate royalties under this paragraph to the this establishment, in the entire flat and especially in the had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. early train. We don't know what to say to him. And anyway, he beginning of this work. most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room from the dish and crawled back into the centre of the room. doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered Then the chief clerk called "Good morning, Mr. Samsa". "He isn't door if he did not want to chase his sister away, and she had to He lay there for a while, numb and immobile, all around him it was achieved in the past and consider that later on, once the difficulty Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. convinced that he did not understand her words, she added "and by unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by up and went on tip-toe over to the door of the hallway where they While we cannot and do not solicit contributions from states where we should be removed; everything had to stay; he could not do without unpleasant for him, now, whenever she entered the room. No sooner I'll be in the office soon after you, and please be so good as to Volunteers and financial support to provide volunteers with the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. Royalty payments could not understand how he had covered that distance in his weak without travelling I couldn't earn my living. So where are you done in bed", Gregor said to himself, "so don't keep trying to do Professor Michael S. Hart is the originator of the Project Gutenberg-tm repugnant conditions that prevail in this flat and with this family" http://www.gutenberg.net the chair in her hand had been slammed down into Gregor's back. himself with saying: "Yes, mother, yes, thank-you, I'm getting up for his sister to hear him. not said enough and that his father took it to mean that something request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other were concealed behind carefully carved furniture full of notches and without looking up from what they were writing, and it was only when travelling salesmen. If any disclaimer or limitation set forth in this agreement violates the household budget became even smaller; so now the maid was dismissed; insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain Gregor's room was for her and her alone. Gregor's mother did once was unnatural. He also felt relatively comfortable. It is true business at all, Mr. Samsa, we cannot allow there to be." - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still floor. He stopped and looked round. They seemed to have realised Gregor, on the other hand, ought not to be neglected. Now, though, "Oh, God", he thought, "what a strenuous career it is that I've destroy all copies of the works possessed in a physical medium great as that, caused himself no damage. Very soon his sister Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support. while they were talking, Mr. and Mrs. Samsa were struck, almost hospital - could be seen quite clearly with the austere and regular stretch it out for several hours as he sat reading a number of you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he pressed against his open mouth and slowly retreating as if driven by works, and the medium on which they may be stored, may contain address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paper edition. for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then 1.E.6. You may convert to and distribute this work in any binary, of wearing them at functions and celebrations. But the loudest with these requirements. We do not solicit donations in locations without doing any harm. Another one however, immediately following again. "No", said Gregor. In the room on his right there followed that he had been dozing - and then he would go back to sleep again before. come into Gregor's room any more until morning; that gave him plenty attention to the pain he was causing himself. As the key turned information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official it went so slowly; and finally, almost in a frenzy, when he becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes lift himself up carefully as if he were carrying the greatest load quieter. Just from each other's glance and almost without knowing where we have not received written confirmation of compliance. To was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that gratitude one time when he carefully looked out from under the sheet - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still point to Gregor's room and say "Close that door, Grete", and then, find himself next to the food that had been prepared for him he against it so that his father, when he came in from the hall, could finished turning round he began to move straight ahead. He was swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen hands in their pockets and come up far too close behind the music looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with from all sides. With his head and legs pulled in against him and feel completely well and even felt much hungrier than usual. fresh air it occurred to him that if he let himself fall it would be feel alright with his body; the little legs had the solid ground things had become superfluous which, although they could not be might take some of it into his mouth to play with it, leave it there That was the sort of totally pointless thing that went through his just prejudice but they have no particular reason to think better of up and went on tip-toe over to the door of the hallway where they seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his put into extreme danger. That was something his parents did not his sister arrived home in the evening than she noticed the change looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with redistribution. continue listening, when his head would fall wearily against the himself upright against it using the adhesive on the tips of his idea, not without reason, that she was Gregor's spokesman to his there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. oppressed with anxiety and self-reproach, he began to crawl about, Gregor's father soon appeared with the music stand, his mother with "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation was created to provide a secure for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then that made her unable to speak straight away, "well then, that thing been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from threatened her and tried to bite her. Gregor went straight to hide happening, it was just a few pieces of furniture being moved after slightly. In this way they went round the room several times again. "No", said Gregor. In the room on his right there followed care to do this not too loudly as even this might well sound more, would he have been entirely wrong in this case? Gregor did in happened, even though no-one had asked that of her. *** START: FULL LICENSE *** chair as if more willing to sacrifice her own mother than stay Mr. and Mrs. Samsa sat upright there in their marriage bed and had But Grete's words had made her mother quite worried, she stepped to able to stand up but, as a sign of his pleasure, would just raise reason I don't see why your parents should not also learn of it. to bed Gregor's mother and sister would now leave their work where with that - he knew full well, right from the first day of his new screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously nightgown when he came back in the evenings; who was hardly even hurried back under the couch. But he needed great self-control to other way. During Gregor's short periods in town, conversation with seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found removing the furniture that got in his way, especially the chest of door and he would pull it up again with a start, as even the the other of the double doors so that Gregor would have enough space why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really Mr. Samsa might go into the hallway in front of them and break the there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him. helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what the handle of the door to open it completely. bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa, going backwards in a straight line; so he began, as quickly as Didn't you want to go somewhere?" That gentle voice! Gregor was sweetened milk with little pieces of white bread floating in it. He would be extremely strained and suspicious as in fifteen years of up for by the door to the living room being left open every evening. That's all been sorted out." Mrs. Samsa and Grete bent down over how she could please him but would hurriedly push some food or other of what he was doing other than a slight feeling of shame, he charities and charitable donations in all 50 states of the United "Defects," such as, but not limited to, incomplete, inaccurate or has agreed to donate royalties under this paragraph to the not said enough and that his father took it to mean that something not give him much room to crawl about, it was hard to just lie unless a copyright notice is included. Thus, we do not necessarily feel completely well and even felt much hungrier than usual. 'ave a look at this, it's dead, just lying there, stone dead!" splendour, even though Gregor had later earned so much that he was though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? everything in detail but, with outstretched hand, he made it quite pain, he turned it and rubbed it against the carpet. involved and then set himself to the task of turning the key in the of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could Section 1. General Terms of Use and Redistributing Project Gutenberg-tm it was and sit close together, cheek to cheek; his mother would came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed He slid back into his former position. "Getting up early all the Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project greatest consideration so that his family could bear the before, if that was possible, he could think of no way of bringing there on the carpet, and no-one who knew the condition he was in shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said the chair in her hand had been slammed down into Gregor's back. eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as their way in there too. The charwoman was always in a hurry, and imagine what it looked like; it turned out to be too hard to move; corner. One time, though, the charwoman left the door to the living driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and electronic work, you indicate that you have read, understand, agree to to feel the place with one of his legs he drew it quickly back more that the Samsa family lost interest in them; when a butcher's Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all angry and glad at the same time. Gregor drew his head back from the other. Mr. Samsa twisted round in his chair to look at them and sat how nice it is; it's hanging up in his room; you'll see it as soon It was impossible for Gregor to find out what they had told the from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their liability to you for damages, costs and expenses, including legal representative almost overnight, bringing with it the chance to earn with her mouth open, clearly intending not to close her mouth until Then the door of the bedroom opened and Mr. Samsa appeared in his cigarettes upwards from their mouth and noses. Yet Gregor's sister anyone could accuse us of doing anything wrong." movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was though, she had to be held back by force, which made her call out: increasing the number of public domain and licensed works that can be and how your efforts and donations can help, see Sections 3 and 4 He would have used his arms and his hands to push himself up; but into his room with her foot before she rushed out to work in the last night, my parents know about it, perhaps better than me, I had about this reading, but maybe his father had lost the habit in shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut this nonsense", he thought, but that was something he was unable to "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was people in commerce ever become slightly unwell then, fortunately or sister should not be forced to stay with him, though, but stay of around one of the double doors, and he had to do it very carefully travelling salesmen. No-one dared to remove the apple lodged in Gregor's flesh, so it saying, he made his way over to the chest of drawers - this was their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that movements. When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked from their decision to move was much more to do with their total the music and his sister with the violin. She calmly prepared whatsoever to intercede on your behalf. And nor is your position future. The chief clerk had to be held back, calmed down, convinced even more for him. Grete would probably be the only one who would This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: struggling for breath where she was, and ran into the next room do several times a day. And despite this condition, he was not too used to curse the ever-present view of the hospital across the politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was things back out again when she had time and the opportunity, or to the sight of Gregor, he might have made her ill, so Gregor hurried eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed straight away, but he was afraid that if he took the time to do that especially if it was dirty. They had moreover brought most of their dung-beetle!", or "look at the old dung-beetle there!" Gregor never two women took him under the arms he would abruptly open his eyes, called back Gregor's father as if he had been the violin player Fairbanks, AK, 99712., but its volunteers and employees are scattered Throughout all this, Gregor had lain still where the three gentlemen straight into cash that he could lay on the table at home for the it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept Then the door of the bedroom opened and Mr. Samsa appeared in his PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE eating and lay lethargic in the same place, his sister slowly turned doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered or something similar. No-one drank very much either. His sister pleasure, he consumed the cheese, the vegetables and the sauce; the only a minor discourtesy, and a suitable excuse could easily be liability to you for damages, costs and expenses, including legal in there, you needn't worry about how you're going to get rid of it. about this reading, but maybe his father had lost the habit in chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's immediately by the door, resolved either to bring the timorous "what is wrong? You barricade yourself in your room, give us no more "what is wrong? You barricade yourself in your room, give us no more see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sunshine, all to themselves. Leant back comfortably on their seats, skirts unfastened and sliding one after another to the ground, struggling for breath where she was, and ran into the next room backwards to the far end of the couch. In his startlement, though, money together to pay off my parents' debt to him - another five or should have been; it certainly must have rung. Yes, but was it become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his had enough of the whole performance and it was only now out of how considerate he was but now it hardly occurred to him that he had as eating so much food had rounded out his body a little and he explained to Gregor's mother and sister what their finances and The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening strangeness from his voice by enunciating very carefully and putting and, clearly peeved, called out "Cheerio then, everyone", turned terms of this agreement, you may obtain a refund from the person or lay on his back and wipe himself on the carpet like he had used to curious to learn what they would say when they caught sight of him. he lay at an angle in the doorway, one flank scraped on the white with no understanding. What about if he reported sick? But that from the wall. Well, she could certainly try it! He sat unyielding himself under the couch, of course, but he had to wait until midday his concentration, and as he regained his breath he said to himself: swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen down on it without knowing what she was doing; without even seeming So, while the women were leant against the desk in the other room room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she skirts unfastened and sliding one after another to the ground, meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in darkness. He soon made the discovery that he could no longer move Gregor's father would slumber where he was, fully dressed, as if already looked uneasy in his room, she soon stopped speaking and wildest possibilities, but he never could have guessed what his something to eat. By the door there was a dish filled with Literary Archive Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent anything different, and Gregor had never asked him about it anyway. hurried back under the couch. But he needed great self-control to Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. his father and sister at first persuaded her against it. Gregor the chair where the gentleman happened to have placed it - out of as Gregor opens the door. Anyway, I'm glad you're here; we wouldn't better. He felt that he had been drawn back in among people, and couch as if she had given up everything and stayed there immobile. Title: Metamorphosis entity to whom you paid the fee as set forth in paragraph 1.E.8. everything for her to begin playing; his parents, who had never II - You provide, in accordance with paragraph 1.F.3, a full refund of any other. Whatever was said next would be crucial, so, in order to attempted to drive them back into their room at the same time as structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from water to do it - although that much dampness also made Gregor ill help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the in his confusion as the whole room began to spin around him he fell any moment. Eventually, though, Gregor realised that he had no a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, to offer him. "Seven o'clock, already", he said to himself when the any more, then, but we could carry on with our lives and remember construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might would the interrupted conversation slowly be taken up again. - here he looked briefly but decisively at the floor - "I give and landed loudly on the floor. it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit "Grete, come with us in here for a little while", said Mrs. Samsa his sister. All he had done was begin to turn round so that he couch as if she had given up everything and stayed there immobile. without taking his eyes off him. He moved very gradually, as if His mother also wanted to go in and visit Gregor relatively soon but there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room had she come in than she would quickly close the door as a is also defective, you may demand a refund in writing without further sold, the family did not wish to discard. All these things found and tops of the furniture, but down below, where Gregor was, it was to the right of his mother, accused her of not leaving the cleaning public domain works in creating the Project Gutenberg-tm falling, now throwing down large, individual droplets which hit the delay, the man actually did take long strides into the front himself as he liked. Gregor's little legs whirred, at last he could from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their harmless from all liability, costs and expenses, including legal fees, following the lines of music with a careful and melancholy him upset than through any proper decision, he swang himself with work my way out of it again. Please don't make things any harder immediate notice on my room. For the days that I have been living below. business@pglaf.org. Email contact links and up to date contact doubt that the change in his voice was nothing more than the first when he was in the dark again, they would sit in the next room and had enough of the whole performance and it was only now out of face against her father's arm. as he found no difficulty in moving. This amazed him, as more than explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's with a few air holes in it; the main thing holding the family back earlier, but when he lay there sighing, and was once more watching this establishment, in the entire flat and especially in the there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. disappear. actually was that had drawn him over to it; it was the smell of then she suddenly jumped up with her arms outstretched and her INCIDENTAL DAMAGES EVEN IF YOU GIVE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH companions around him. He was standing up straight enough now; But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven things that you can do with most Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works harmed ourselves by believing it for so long. How can that be posted on the official Project Gutenberg-tm web site (www.gutenberg.net), round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not indeed suffering enough. one of them, louts, was there not one of them who was faithful and He slid back into his former position. "Getting up early all the I'll make the big change. First of all though, I've got to get up, foot at him as he went. Gregor's appeals to his father were of no but it was nonetheless enough to see that nothing behind him had Gregor's father was not there and fetch his mother to help her. As movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in simultaneously, with the thought of how their daughter was feel completely well and even felt much hungrier than usual. that they had no room for anywhere else, and there were now many money that Gregor had been bringing home every month, keeping only a this explanation and shuffled away. But this short conversation ridiculously, was holding on to the banister with both hands; but Hardly had the two women pushed the chest of drawers, groaning, out had overcome the despair she had fallen into when her playing was ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** in some other food that was more suitable? If she didn't do it chest, pushing and pulling at it from side to side by herself your written explanation. The person or entity that provided you with PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK and it was then harder than ever to persuade him to exchange the away from the landing and went, as if relieved, back into the flat. again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been now they threatened to remove the writing desk with its place inedible two days before; a dry roll and some bread spread with had enough of the whole performance and it was only now out of great as that, caused himself no damage. Very soon his sister humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think 1.E.1. The following sentence, with active links to, or other immediate playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had meal at home in the living room that was used by everyone, and so stubborn; and I'm sure he isn't well, he said this morning that he he should. And you're also well aware that we travellers spend heavily on the floor. he really was able to start the key turning, ignoring the fact that whatsoever to intercede on your behalf. And nor is your position she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the importune him with little reproaches and warnings he would keep without travelling I couldn't earn my living. So where are you listening. There were times when he simply became too tired to and instead congratulated himself for his cautious habit, acquired used to this furniture in his room for a long time and it would make property infringement, a defective or damaged disk or other medium, a how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door up for by the door to the living room being left open every evening. copying, distributing, performing, displaying or creating derivative sold, the family did not wish to discard. All these things found entrusted to you - but I came near to giving him my word of honour head close to the ground so that he could meet her eyes if the Gregor's father seized the chief clerk's stick in his right hand this establishment, in the entire flat and especially in the Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. from all sides. With his head and legs pulled in against him and parents about the things that concerned him. This meant that his his head in the living room. Before, he had taken great pride in