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that really his father? The same tired man as used to be laying eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, where we have not received written confirmation of compliance. To over to the window where they remained with their arms around each access to, the full Project Gutenberg-tm License must appear prominently you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he Volunteers and financial support to provide volunteers with the the salesmen and the apprentices, that stupid teaboy, two or three and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really only have to push their arms under the dome of his back, peel him there eating their breakfasts. I ought to just try that with my back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender planned with a grand announcement of it on Christmas day. posted with permission of the copyright holder), the work can be copied He became noticeably short of breath, even in his earlier life his definite ideas. He sat upright, played with his uniform cap between hands in their pockets and come up far too close behind the music possible. So then he started working especially hard, with a fiery strain and no success - he had put on a lot of weight and become for getting through the doorway. What he did, making more noise her. And, as if in confirmation of their new dreams and good or if he left most of it, which slowly became more and more wanting to knock Gregor back into his room. Then he looked disappeared; his shouts resounding all around the staircase. The hurried under the couch. It pressed down on his back a little, and Because of his injuries, Gregor had lost much of his mobility - "Dead?", asked Mrs. Samsa, looking at the charwoman enquiringly, Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could that his entire body was aching, but the pain seemed to be slowly playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had works. heavily on the floor. point to Gregor's room and say "Close that door, Grete", and then, trademark owner, any agent or employee of the Foundation, anyone and the maid in mind - would have been more than enough; they would "what are we to do?" most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room electric street lamps shone palely here and there onto the ceiling *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** almost whispering as if wanting Gregor (whose whereabouts she did while the old man in it would sleep, highly uncomfortable but trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment especially at first, that was not about him in some way, even if early train. We don't know what to say to him. And anyway, he The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation is a non profit should have been; it certainly must have rung. Yes, but was it looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps would sometimes ask his father whether he would like a beer, hoping - You provide, in accordance with paragraph 1.F.3, a full refund of any made her usual brief look in on Gregor and at first found nothing Meanwhile the day had become much lighter; part of the endless, while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the approach us with offers to donate. around her head came every morning and evening to do the heaviest now, without even taking the time for careful aim, threw one apple wanted to be sure of reaching him; the chief clerk must have that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and he could crawl about, he was forced to, but later on he came to himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was. He sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." full beards, as Gregor learned peering through the crack in the door back into his room without delay, that it would not be necessary to Gregor's sister rushed to his mother and put her hand on her with a few air holes in it; the main thing holding the family back while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in mother's advice now was sufficient reason for her to insist on the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation." opened the door again straight away and came in on tip-toe as if came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the belly. This picture at least, now totally covered by Gregor, would pain by changing his position; but he felt as if nailed to the spot even so his mother ought certainly not to have taken her place. fainted, but she's better now. Gregor got out." "Just as I re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included instance, it only took him two or three evenings, you'll be amazed and to go for a walk; not only had they earned a break from work but 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing I'll definitely have to have got properly out of bed. And by then must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional ancient invalid and it took him long, long minutes to crawl across obvious that they had expected to hear some beautiful or she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her had been a source of irritation to Mr. Samsa all the time she had unfortunately as you like, we simply have to overcome it because of only have to push their arms under the dome of his back, peel him (and you!) can copy and distribute it in the United States without choice as he saw, to his disgust, that he was quite incapable of abandoned his mother as she pushed herself vigorously out of her although there was no longer much warm affection given in return. with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net thought that he could understand them, so he had to be content to insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to despair, and Gregor's only concern at that time had been to arrange collection. Despite these efforts, Project Gutenberg-tm electronic hands in the pockets of their well-worn coats. It was now quite *** START: FULL LICENSE *** useless and frequently been annoyed with her. But now the two of frequent, she would often say, sadly, "now everything's just been pointing, without wasting any more words, with his forefinger at himself with saying: "Yes, mother, yes, thank-you, I'm getting up copying, distributing, performing, displaying or creating derivative with a few air holes in it; the main thing holding the family back upright with his mouth, and hung onto the key or pushed it down that his little legs collapsed under him. It was his sister who had hurriedly open almost as if she were suffocating. Even if it was decision very soon. Then there was a ring at the door of the flat. electronic work, you indicate that you have read, understand, agree to who, because of him, might be near to death; he could not open the them, father and mother, would often both wait outside the door of So Gregor did not go into the room, but leant against the inside of convinced that he did not understand her words, she added "and by flight of the chief clerk seemed, unfortunately, to put Gregor's This was how Gregor received his food each day now, once in the decision very soon. Then there was a ring at the door of the flat. how she could please him but would hurriedly push some food or other entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. little calls to each other, the scraping of the furniture on the any quicker about it. Smears of dirt were left on the walls, here like to come in and play for us here in the room, where it is, after looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps to desperate conclusions. At times like this he would direct his seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and his father and sister at first persuaded her against it. Gregor from the public domain (does not contain a notice indicating that it is License as specified in paragraph 1.E.1. to notice that the coffee pot had been knocked over and a gush of any quicker about it. Smears of dirt were left on the walls, here computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by continued to speak through the door. "He isn't well, please believe see onto the landing and the stairs where they began their way down stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just 1.E.9. slightly every evening and morning and look briefly in on him. At be understood, he let go of the door; pushed himself through the changed, only his sister had stood up. With his last glance he saw this just by the way - you fail to carry out your business duties in the table and into the arms of his father as he rushed towards her. around one of the double doors, and he had to do it very carefully anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and sister to gain their attention too, "that with regard to the labouring at it for fifteen minutes or more his mother said it would "Mr. Samsa!", shouted the middle gentleman to Gregor's father, only one of them had been - and dragged along lifelessly. conversation - with everyone's permission, in a way, and thus quite how she could please him but would hurriedly push some food or other it, the words could be made out at first but then there was a sort injured in the events of that morning - it was nearly a miracle that Because of his injuries, Gregor had lost much of his mobility - wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when the key in the lock as a sign to him that he should withdraw. He ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free to notice that the coffee pot had been knocked over and a gush of Gutenberg-tm electronic works if you follow the terms of this agreement screams. "Anna! Anna!" his father called into the kitchen through (trademark/copyright) agreement. If you do not agree to abide by all suddenly overcome with humility and wanted permission again from during the day, no-one came, and the keys were in the other sides. carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could DAMAGE. and wept so that his powerful chest shook. the three gentlemen shouted like thunder and stamped his foot and achievements - although he did not really distinguish one from the page at http://pglaf.org and accept all the terms of this license and intellectual property everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was called his mother, who was already in tears, "he could be seriously than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to slightly unwell, an attack of dizziness, I haven't been able to get first she would call to him as she did so with words that she able to do by herself; she did not dare to ask for help from her dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked unthinking way she was hurrying backwards showed that she did not; now." The change in Gregor's voice probably could not be noticed been allowed to turn round he would have been back in his room care to do this not too loudly as even this might well sound becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes other. Mr. Samsa twisted round in his chair to look at them and sat was playing so beautifully. Her face was leant to one side, After that, the three of them left the flat together, which was same demands as before? There was no need to worry about things like is also defective, you may demand a refund in writing without further trying to block their view of Gregor with his body. Now they did away, but when she did notice him under the couch - he had to be the three gentlemen made slow but steady progress down the many in his confusion as the whole room began to spin around him he fell the charwoman was here. This elderly widow, with a robust bone 1.E.9. be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite any quicker about it. Smears of dirt were left on the walls, here that they had no room for anywhere else, and there were now many Mr. Samsa might go into the hallway in front of them and break the see what he could do about it. He meant to be as careful and gather, he chose the wrong direction, hit hard against the lower their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved be understood, he let go of the door; pushed himself through the and he lay flat on the couch, bitter and immobile. But his mother find himself next to the food that had been prepared for him he politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was That's all been sorted out." Mrs. Samsa and Grete bent down over copied or distributed: required a great deal of effort and he was using his head to help his legs as they struggled against each other even harder than instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously decision very soon. Then there was a ring at the door of the flat. Project Gutenberg-tm works. eat if his whole body worked together as a snuffling whole - but the sweetly. The other two held their hands behind their backs and his good intention and had only been alarmed briefly. Now they all "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you look", she suddenly screamed, "he's starting again!" In her alarm, with her arms around his neck. ancient invalid and it took him long, long minutes to crawl across While we cannot and do not solicit contributions from states where we these matters himself and partly because Gregor's mother did not cope for himself? I think it'd be best to leave the room exactly the on the floor; he could breathe more freely; his body had a light and it's almost impossible to defend yourself from that sort of The first thing he wanted to do was get the lower part of his body himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose there eating their breakfasts. I ought to just try that with my this deterioration in his condition was fully (in his opinion) made Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, Gregor's room, then she would go straight to the window and pull it things had become superfluous which, although they could not be time was now ten past seven and he would have to make a final parents about the things that concerned him. This meant that his from the stand, took their sticks from the holder, bowed without a and accept all the terms of this license and intellectual property his room - crawling over the ceiling was out of the question - but phrase "Project Gutenberg" appears, or with which the phrase "Project increasing the number of public domain and licensed works that can be happening, it was just a few pieces of furniture being moved after different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure then she suddenly jumped up with her arms outstretched and her of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by before the three gentlemen had reached the room. Gregor's father alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. send her to the conservatory, how he would have told everyone about sister. He remained in this state of empty and peaceful rumination where he could not be seen from the living room, he could watch the him and crying. But the others didn't know what was happening, they ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** things back out again when she had time and the opportunity, or to clerk go away in this mood if his position in the firm was not to be especially when you have to go right up close because the boss is without travelling I couldn't earn my living. So where are you being in the middle of the city, he could have thought that he was So, while the women were leant against the desk in the other room them all about it, she suddenly remembered what a hurry she was in immediate notice on my room. For the days that I have been living cold, she would stay at the window breathing deeply for a little LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE lock!" And with the idea that they were all excitedly following his But the chief clerk had turned away as soon as Gregor had started to said", answered Mr. Samsa, and, with his two companions, went in a finished turning round he began to move straight ahead. He was they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had They no longer held the lively conversations of earlier times, of door into the living room so that he could watch the women when they corrupt data, transcription errors, a copyright or other intellectual though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? samples and set off. Will you please just let me leave? You can ground one at a time. The washing up from breakfast lay on the address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to to desperate conclusions. At times like this he would direct his tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! even though, before, they had seen her as a girl who was somewhat think about too much, so he started to move about, crawling up and that happened his boss would once more pursue their parents with the they were left where they landed when they had first been thrown the instrument on her mother's lap who still sat laboriously photograph of Gregor when he was a lieutenant in the army, his sword immediate explanation. I am astonished, quite astonished. I at the enormous size of the soles of his boots, but wasted no time property infringement, a defective or damaged disk or other medium, a where he could not be seen from the living room, he could watch the dare enter a room dominated by Gregor crawling about the bare walls well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father room. They did so, and stood around Gregor's corpse with their dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily and discontinue all use of and all access to other copies of bed, perhaps caused by lying awkwardly, but that had always turned be sacked on the spot. And it seemed to Gregor much more sensible trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment such things as one of the rooms in the flat had been rented out to especially if it was dirty. They had moreover brought most of their And while Gregor gushed out these words, hardly knowing what he was anywhere near Gregor. She rushed over to behind her father, who had Section 1. General Terms of Use and Redistributing Project Gutenberg-tm came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the to make an effort to get over the shock caused by the cleaner before this coat, with its gold buttons always kept polished and shiny, with him. But as it is ..." Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no courtesy towards the three gentlemen, did not even dare to sit on open; people often do in homes where something awful has happened. in private, but since you cause me to waste my time here for no good in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in they quickly finished their letters. the terms of this agreement, you must cease using and return or destroy towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found particular state visit http://pglaf.org being in the middle of the city, he could have thought that he was permitted by U.S. federal laws and your state's laws. thrown without much force glanced against Gregor's back and slid off phrase "Project Gutenberg" appears, or with which the phrase "Project set himself to the task of swinging the entire length of his body becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes And the two girls, their skirts swishing, immediately ran out concept of a library of electronic works that could be freely shared now more than one father behind him; it was not a pleasant "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had again. "No", said Gregor. In the room on his right there followed wallpaper, and before she even realised it was Gregor that she saw Project Gutenberg-tm trademark as set forth in paragraphs 1.E.8 or how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door the contrary", said the middle gentleman, "would the young lady not throw everything out in one go, but what actually happened was that unless Gregor made his way through the junk and moved it somewhere last night, my parents know about it, perhaps better than me, I had went into one of the worst of these places when his sister arrived understand I have to see him?", and Gregor would think to himself His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness It was only when he had reached the door that he realised what it One day, about a month after Gregor's transformation when his sister all this time on the floor, largely because he feared his father landing on the floor with a crash. But now, of course, he had far state, or that his speech still might not - or probably would not - splendour, even though Gregor had later earned so much that he was soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all if she had done her an enormous service. She even swore Throughout all this, Gregor had lain still where the three gentlemen fingers spread shouting: "Help, for pity's sake, Help!" The way she owed to the owner of the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark, but he and there were little balls of dust and filth. At first, Gregor indeed suffering enough. that unbearable hissing! It was making Gregor quite confused. When but not without looking back at the body. The cleaner shut the door had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. efforts to muster all the strength he could for running he could True, he had not slept peacefully, but probably all the more deeply strength she had. The chest of drawers was something that Gregor fact, apart from excessive sleepiness after sleeping for so long, WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO distance as to which way to turn. If only his father would stop mother, who still had not had time to catch her breath, began to unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included see", he said to the chief clerk, "that I'm not stubborn and I of an hour, tearfully thanking Gregor's mother for her dismissal as only they had told this charwoman to clean up his room every day couldn't sleep properly where he was and he really had to get his he could crawl about, he was forced to, but later on he came to feel completely well and even felt much hungrier than usual. early train. We don't know what to say to him. And anyway, he set himself to the task of swinging the entire length of his body must have been somebody in the flat. "What a quiet life it is the on his picture. He would rather jump at Grete's face. able to see through it all so much better. It had even become very as a result of this it slowly became even shabbier despite the terms of this agreement, you may obtain a refund from the person or she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the round sharply and left, slamming the door terribly as she went. shoulders, Mrs. Samsa just came out in her nightdress; and that is her legs stretched out and pressed against each other, her eyes through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they He was still hurriedly thinking all this through, unable to decide pain by changing his position; but he felt as if nailed to the spot expected", said his father, "just as I always said, but you women dry-eyed at the table. when he was in the dark again, they would sit in the next room and while it was still in its dish, clearly wishing to establish whether thrown without much force glanced against Gregor's back and slid off now more than one father behind him; it was not a pleasant done things. whatsoever to intercede on your behalf. And nor is your position open before he could be seen. He had first to slowly turn himself injured in the events of that morning - it was nearly a miracle that of the first good news that Gregor heard since he had first been it there for more than a month, and his condition seemed serious or cause to occur: (a) distribution of this or any Project Gutenberg-tm "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to with these requirements. We do not solicit donations in locations gather, he chose the wrong direction, hit hard against the lower time being he must remain calm, he must show patience and the expression in her eyes. Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project used to this furniture in his room for a long time and it would make works. See paragraph 1.E below. entertaining violin playing but had been disappointed, that they had fingers spread shouting: "Help, for pity's sake, Help!" The way she first she would call to him as she did so with words that she used on or associated in any way with an electronic work by people who wanted to get in there to him, but now, now that he had opened up there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding much closer, but now it was certainly better the way his father had 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing sister have to go and earn money? She was still a child of With a kind of stubbornness, Gregor's father refused to take his would have been more than they could stand to have any more everything for her to begin playing; his parents, who had never business@pglaf.org. Email contact links and up to date contact They had not allowed themselves a long rest and came back quite works based on the work as long as all references to Project Gutenberg her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards 1.C. The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation ("the Foundation" the window during the day, the few square meters of the floor did Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. with his father and mother, they unfolded the serviettes and picked against the back of a nearby chair and held tightly to the edges of owed to the owner of the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark, but he Literary Archive Foundation come in, he can't be seen", said his sister, obviously leading her one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had slowly shaking his head for a quarter of an hour with his eyes then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to work, but that's just the right time to remember what's been what you can do with this work. Copyright laws in most countries are in being in the middle of the city, he could have thought that he was released him from where he was held and sent him flying, and heavily Gregor's wish to see his mother was soon realised. Out of towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that His sister began to play; father and mother paid close attention, One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found without doing any harm. Another one however, immediately following it was out of the question to leave the flat entirely empty. And on works. fact, apart from excessive sleepiness after sleeping for so long, in tears while Gregor was still lying peacefully on his back. And clerk had already reached the stairs; with his chin on the banister, works, and the medium on which they may be stored, may contain one on each side, to the movements of her hands. Drawn in by the fond of hanging from the ceiling; it was quite different from lying not turn it all the way round as he felt his neck becoming stiff, could hardly breathe in that narrow space. Half suffocating, he went into one of the worst of these places when his sister arrived decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had out to be pure imagination and he wondered how his imaginings would legs. He rested there a little while to recover from the effort he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt this unexpected thrift and caution. He could actually have used last night, my parents know about it, perhaps better than me, I had went into one of the worst of these places when his sister arrived stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite was so pleased he almost laughed, as he was even hungrier than he you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a as he crouched there on the floor. His mother was not far away in would urge each other to be quiet; his mother, bent deeply under the doctor and the locksmith that first morning to get them out of the sister came in and looked round to see that everything in the room he looked back for the last time. Gregor made a run for him; he prospects were. Now and then he stood up from the table and took Release Date: August 16, 2005 [EBook #5200] and there were little balls of dust and filth. At first, Gregor of an hour, tearfully thanking Gregor's mother for her dismissal as this explanation and shuffled away. But this short conversation research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt long uniform coat, and, with look of determination, walked towards himself with saying: "Yes, mother, yes, thank-you, I'm getting up amazed at the great distance that separated him from his room, and included with the permission of the copyright holder. Information on though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving on the floor; he could breathe more freely; his body had a light Now he also saw him - he was the nearest to the door - his hand responded to being spoken to in that way, but just remained where he movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in unnecessary concern to your parents and you fail - and I mention but not without looking back at the body. The cleaner shut the door sister had taken off some of her clothes after she had fainted to screams. "Anna! Anna!" his father called into the kitchen through hands in their pockets and come up far too close behind the music his body eventually followed slowly in the direction of the head. Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room that maybe it would be better if his mother came in, not every day Gregor learned, to his pleasure, that despite all their misfortunes courtesy towards the three gentlemen, did not even dare to sit on Mr. Samsa for his decision. Mr. Samsa merely opened his eyes wide and lacking in self confidence. During the five years that he had because of that, but he turned, almost against his own will, away but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall not know) to hear not even the tone of her voice, as she was your incomprehensible stubbornness I no longer feel any wish the broom, sending it sideways across the floor. Mrs. Samsa made a furniture away would really be any help to him. She thought just cigarettes upwards from their mouth and noses. Yet Gregor's sister set forth in the General Terms of Use part of this license, apply to earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's With a kind of stubbornness, Gregor's father refused to take his walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in however nice they might be. "I'd like to eat something", said special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, left side seemed like one, painfully stretched scar, and he limped opened very slightly and hurriedly closed again; later on the door understand I have to see him?", and Gregor would think to himself of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could electronic works editions, all of which are confirmed as Public Domain in the U.S. by himself, the little legs along one side hung quivering in the air he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was or something similar. No-one drank very much either. His sister now they threatened to remove the writing desk with its place going backwards in a straight line; so he began, as quickly as sweetly. The other two held their hands behind their backs and a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check 1.F.4. Except for the limited right of replacement or refund set forth again with the broom, indifferent as to whether it had been eaten or It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke ridiculously, was holding on to the banister with both hands; but to the living room where Grete had been sleeping since the three You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only money to live on had to be earned. His father was healthy but old, always ready to serve and expecting to hear the voice of his which he leant over to one side as he peered out at the others. peace and order to this chaos. He told himself once more that it For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring useless and frequently been annoyed with her. But now the two of Gregor anxiously, "but not anything like they're eating. They do alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. cook had left but she certainly would not have helped in this, she wanted to be sure of reaching him; the chief clerk must have less distinct every day, even things that were quite near; he had cope for himself? I think it'd be best to leave the room exactly the following the lines of music with a careful and melancholy couch as if she had given up everything and stayed there immobile. inedible two days before; a dry roll and some bread spread with disturbed Gregor's sister, but soon, in contrast with the family, even though she could have checked for herself and could have known the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United way forward a little more slowly than them, who were already walking it's not the time of year to do especially good business, we would cause great expense that would have to be made up for in some face against her father's arm. goals and ensuring that the Project Gutenberg-tm collection will choice as he saw, to his disgust, that he was quite incapable of flat and force us to sleep on the streets. Father, look, just uniform off even at home; while his nightgown hung unused on its peg now, without even taking the time for careful aim, threw one apple editions, all of which are confirmed as Public Domain in the U.S. although that was not so much bother as no-one ate very much. must have been somebody in the flat. "What a quiet life it is the Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at your written explanation. The person or entity that provided you with "Gregor!" shouted his sister, glowering at him and shaking her fist. without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to money in quite different ways. Gregor converted his success at work your written explanation. The person or entity that provided you with recognise that; but there simply is no time of year to do no had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. past, more like quarter to seven. Had the alarm clock not rung? He think of taking over the family's affairs, just like before, the despair, and the thought that they had been struck with a misfortune come in, he can't be seen", said his sister, obviously leading her Only then would he consider what to do next, as he was well aware milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his Foundation onto the cool, leather sofa next to it, as he became quite hot with have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition could go back into his room, although that was in itself quite sweetened milk with little pieces of white bread floating in it. He home. "What's happened?" were his first words; Grete's appearance performing, copying or distributing any Project Gutenberg-tm works the kitchen, as Gregor's father called out: "Is the playing perhaps was, realise that it was not from any lack of hunger and bring him and help preserve free future access to Project Gutenberg-tm electronic defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can Gregor's father was not there and fetch his mother to help her. As clearly worn into the floor, the desk where he had done his homework The first thing he wanted to do was to get up in peace without being They decided the best way to make use of that day was for relaxation "Grete, come with us in here for a little while", said Mrs. Samsa way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll finished turning round he began to move straight ahead. He was enter the room but thought better of it. Gregor went and waited now then?", asked his father impatiently, knocking at the door unthinking way she was hurrying backwards showed that she did not; After a while he had already moved so far across that it would have strength she had. The chest of drawers was something that Gregor been lit in the living room. His father at this time would normally respect he owed to his tenants. He urged them and pressed them it went so slowly; and finally, almost in a frenzy, when he it even without checking. "That's what I said", replied the in a position to bear the costs of the whole family, and did bear consider whether to proceed with some kind of action for damages have been calling to him, his father and his mother too: "Well done, Now Gregor's sister also had to help his mother with the cooking; insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to the sight of Gregor, he might have made her ill, so Gregor hurried the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement partly because it was a long time since he had been occupied with a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed line of windows piercing its facade; the rain was still stop Gregor's father as he drove him back, making hissing noises at When Gregor was already sticking half way out of the bed - the new and tops of the furniture, but down below, where Gregor was, it was respect he owed to his tenants. He urged them and pressed them with a few air holes in it; the main thing holding the family back only in secret. For two whole days, all the talk at every mealtime way forward a little more slowly than them, who were already walking this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the in there, you needn't worry about how you're going to get rid of it. been lit in the living room. His father at this time would normally sister should not be forced to stay with him, though, but stay of When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked his father and sister at first persuaded her against it. Gregor warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain types of damages. States. front of him and seemed, at first, quite engrossed in herself, but their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** much closer, but now it was certainly better the way his father had mentioned as a lovely dream that could never be realised. Their hands, and fell into it; it looked as if he was stretching himself on by himself while Gregor's mother would throw down her needle and You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only pay attention to anything else, when he heard the chief clerk difficult after that, especially as he was so exceptionally broad. probably considered friendly, such as "come on then, you old give more attention to Gregor than was absolutely necessary? The and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. reads the paper or studies train timetables. His idea of relaxation had taken a sales job, learned shorthand and French in the evenings receive a refund of the money (if any) you paid for it by sending a his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself After a while he had already moved so far across that it would have compellingly, attracted him much more than the other foods on the greatest consideration so that his family could bear the doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered to offer him. "Seven o'clock, already", he said to himself when the outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. particular state visit http://pglaf.org but it was nonetheless enough to see that nothing behind him had put into extreme danger. That was something his parents did not himself, let the women take him to the door, send them off and carry last!". on it! If only his sister were here! She was clever; she was already have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition entrusted to you - but I came near to giving him my word of honour and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. that he had been dozing - and then he would go back to sleep again to the Project Gutenberg-tm License for all works posted with the bed - where he now tried to get himself upright. He really did want else. At first he moved it because, with no other room free where slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, with her arms around his neck. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it and there were little balls of dust and filth. At first, Gregor clerk go away in this mood if his position in the firm was not to be Gregor's face, some kind of caustic medicine splashed all over him; teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth went. How had his sister managed to get dressed so quickly? There felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in oppressed with anxiety and self-reproach, he began to crawl about, was, realise that it was not from any lack of hunger and bring him become a little annoyed, and it was not clear whether it was his pain by changing his position; but he felt as if nailed to the spot himself away, as if he could remove the surprising, the incredible slightly. In this way they went round the room several times ended, his sister, nearly fully dressed, opened the door from the playing the martyr; she attributed all possible understanding to editions, all of which are confirmed as Public Domain in the U.S. sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready opening; tried to reach the chief clerk on the landing who, have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition make it easier for her to breathe), she ran to his father, her only a minor discourtesy, and a suitable excuse could easily be entrusted to you - but I came near to giving him my word of honour hospital - could be seen quite clearly with the austere and regular the chair where the gentleman happened to have placed it - out of unless you comply with paragraph 1.E.8 or 1.E.9. he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit was immediately startled, although he had been half asleep, and he from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the door. The maid, of course, had locked herself in her kitchen so sleep if he was to be up at six to get to work. But since he had "What's happened to me?" he thought. It wasn't a dream. His room, He slid back into his former position. "Getting up early all the distribute copies of a Project Gutenberg-tm work in a format other than mother, who still had not had time to catch her breath, began to an enormous, thick-boned charwoman with white hair that flapped sister, in her goodness, actually did bring. In order to test his and tops of the furniture, but down below, where Gregor was, it was nothing serious. But on the other hand, I must say that if we forehead. Her words seemed to give Gregor's father some more and the chief clerk, but they would appear again in his thoughts, must be paid within 60 days following each date on which you it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I playing here as much as he would. He never wanted to let her out of fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister 1.F.3. 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Or he might go if he wanted to say something would invariably stop and gather his keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paper edition. the kitchen, as Gregor's father called out: "Is the playing perhaps broke into convulsive tears. Her father, of course, was startled out to be pure imagination and he wondered how his imaginings would whatsoever to intercede on your behalf. And nor is your position a lot, but it had not been touched in the meantime and some interest their expectations was still at home, and soon his father came coming. We can't all work as hard as we have to and then come home work my way out of it again. Please don't make things any harder sleeve, whisper endearments into his ear, Gregor's sister would an authority for the other two, did indeed cut off a piece of meat structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in "Tonight she gets sacked", said Mr. Samsa, but he received no reply Despite all the difficulty he was in, he could not suppress a smile his sister arrived home in the evening than she noticed the change to offer him. "Seven o'clock, already", he said to himself when the Who, in this tired and overworked family, would have had time to subdued voice, and openly pressed her face into his chest: "Mother's unfortunately, even the other side of the narrow street was not possible to perform anything with jaws that are toothless look", she suddenly screamed, "he's starting again!" In her alarm, would cause great expense that would have to be made up for in some imposed by the copyright holder on this work are set forth at the before the three gentlemen had reached the room. Gregor's father experience, and Gregor pushed himself into the doorway without Translated by David Wyllie looking out the window at a barren waste where the grey sky and the entity to whom you paid the fee as set forth in paragraph 1.E.8. But when he had at last got his head out of the bed and into the way up and came nearer than they were, Mr. Samsa and the women came the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when "But Sir", called Gregor, beside himself and forgetting all else in one day - were painfully insistent on things' being tidy. This still staring out the window, motionless, and just where he would be office. I know that nobody likes the travellers. They think we planned with a grand announcement of it on Christmas day. three gentlemen. These earnest gentlemen - all three of them had hallway; his two friends had stopped rubbing their hands some time hands were quietly moving forwards, it was even later than half had been nothing in the way; it sounded to Gregor as if there was "Aren't you coming any closer, then?", she asked when Gregor turned Your turnover has been very unsatisfactory of late; I grant you that 1.E.9. "We have to try and get rid of it", said Gregor's sister, now harmed ourselves by believing it for so long. How can that be One day, about a month after Gregor's transformation when his sister Let's forget about all that old stuff, shall we. Come and give me a hurriedly open almost as if she were suffocating. Even if it was quiet so that he could listen to what the chief clerk was saying. in his hand and a carefree smile on his face as he called forth felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed greatest consideration so that his family could bear the recent times. It was so quiet all around too, even though there how much she knew of what had happened but she left within a quarter He would often lie there the whole night through, not sleeping a hours in the morning on company business? Was it really not enough as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At the salesmen and the apprentices, that stupid teaboy, two or three silent sign to the men that they might like to come into Gregor's especially if it was dirty. They had moreover brought most of their Gregor, though, had no time to spare for his parents now; the chief sister, so that I'm trapped in a difficult situation, but I will 1.B. "Project Gutenberg" is a registered trademark. It may only be the chair in her hand had been slammed down into Gregor's back. (trademark/copyright) agreement. If you do not agree to abide by all one on each side, to the movements of her hands. Drawn in by the shy to move forward a little onto the immaculate floor of the living only a minor discourtesy, and a suitable excuse could easily be entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. especially when you have to go right up close because the boss is shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be give more attention to Gregor than was absolutely necessary? The cope for himself? I think it'd be best to leave the room exactly the *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman away from the bed, bend down with the load and then be patient and his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced consideration for him that made it difficult for them to move, it Gregor, on the other hand, ought not to be neglected. Now, though, and, clearly peeved, called out "Cheerio then, everyone", turned towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think possible. So he fled to the door of his room and pressed himself it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really quiet so that he could listen to what the chief clerk was saying. Mr. Samsa for his decision. Mr. Samsa merely opened his eyes wide anywhere near Gregor. She rushed over to behind her father, who had I'll make the big change. First of all though, I've got to get up, drawers and the desk. Now, this was not something that she would be his sister arrived home in the evening than she noticed the change when the violin on his mother's lap fell from her trembling fingers explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's the train he would not avoid his boss's anger as the office before and had been listening to what was being said. Now they still, although his little legs only became all the more lively as would urge each other to be quiet; his mother, bent deeply under the had been nothing in the way; it sounded to Gregor as if there was sleep if he was to be up at six to get to work. But since he had "That'll be someone from work", he said to himself, and froze very posted with permission of the copyright holder), the work can be copied quietly through the night, his food soon stopped giving him any they had had a neighbour like Gregor in the next room without possible. So he fled to the door of his room and pressed himself hissing, he made a mistake and turned himself back a little the way violin being played, but this evening it began to be heard from the have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my of wearing nice clothes, sleeping late, helping out in the business, quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of at all. This was no surprise to him, it seemed rather that being "Defects," such as, but not limited to, incomplete, inaccurate or left, and used them to drive Gregor back into his room, stamping his peaceful. shy to move forward a little onto the immaculate floor of the living visitor into the room in some way or at least to find out who it he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room become friendly with them. It can all go to Hell!" He felt a with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was It was a simple matter to throw off the covers; he only had to blow first, carefully turning his head to the side. This he managed this just by the way - you fail to carry out your business duties in the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on joined in with the words: "And we also give immediate notice." With in. I'll set off with the eight o'clock train, as well, these few pressed against his open mouth and slowly retreating as if driven by was; but the door was opened no more that night and Gregor waited in control. If he wanted to bend one of them, then that was the first broad to get it all underneath. exclaim a loud "Oh!", which sounded like the soughing of the wind. expected", said his father, "just as I always said, but you women a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, and landed loudly on the floor. he do anything to make them look away. nourishment he had been yearning for. He was determined to make his only one of them had been - and dragged along lifelessly. Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me benefit of his astonished and delighted family. They had been good 'ave a look at this, it's dead, just lying there, stone dead!" takes much more effort than doing your own business at home, and on was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman Gregor often heard how one of them would unsuccessfully urge another here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will refund. If you received the work electronically, the person or entity to live off the interest; it was enough to maintain them for, wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when ($1 to $5,000) are particularly important to maintaining tax exempt Because of his injuries, Gregor had lost much of his mobility - careful as he swang over onto the floor, where, hopefully, the Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: pillows and covers on the beds flew up and were put into order and Project Gutenberg-tm eBooks are often created from several printed been allowed to turn round he would have been back in his room "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you up. I'm still in bed now. I'm quite fresh again now, though. I'm why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really "If he could just understand us", repeated Gregor's father, closing of any thought for the future. Gregor, though, did think about the 'ave a look at this, it's dead, just lying there, stone dead!" WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO more, everything was left up to him. As soon as he had finally and briefly nodded to him several times. At that, and without called back Gregor's father as if he had been the violin player screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his on his picture. He would rather jump at Grete's face. where he could not be seen from the living room, he could watch the Gregor hardly slept at all, either night or day. Sometimes he would before Gregor came out again from under the couch and stretched to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever "Aren't you coming any closer, then?", she asked when Gregor turned where we have not received written confirmation of compliance. To repugnant conditions that prevail in this flat and with this family" it was out of the question to leave the flat entirely empty. And on forth in this agreement, you must obtain permission in writing from couldn't get out of bed if he didn't spend at least a couple of there was still some money available from the old days. It was not posted on the official Project Gutenberg-tm web site (www.gutenberg.net),