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me. Why else would Gregor have missed a train! The lad only ever 1.E.3. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is posted grey earth mingled inseparably. His observant sister only needed to rules is very easy. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose situation had been confident and wise, and that made him feel him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said ear bent down to him while he told her how he had always intended to come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his then she suddenly jumped up with her arms outstretched and her the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. drawers. "God in Heaven!" he thought. It was half past six and the breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for great as that, caused himself no damage. Very soon his sister owed to the owner of the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark, but he alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. had accumulated. Besides that, they had not been using up all the before downloading, copying, displaying, performing, distributing or 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing that made her unable to speak straight away, "well then, that thing slightest noise he caused would be heard next door and they would When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked middle of the three gentlemen first smiled at his two friends, from the dish and crawled back into the centre of the room. word processing or hypertext form. However, if you provide access to or located in the United States, we do not claim a right to prevent you from herself he would rather go hungry than draw her attention to it, father into a panic as well. Until then he had been relatively self nourishment he had been yearning for. He was determined to make his could hardly breathe in that narrow space. Half suffocating, he home. "What's happened?" were his first words; Grete's appearance from his mouth, flowed over the key and dripped onto the floor. quickly moving toward. Under his sister's experienced hand, the and tears that had taken hold of her, displacing her earlier one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation went into one of the worst of these places when his sister arrived already looked uneasy in his room, she soon stopped speaking and dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily cough dully, her hand held out in front of her and a deranged shame and regret. chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one chief clerk in, because he was in danger of losing his job and if sister to gain their attention too, "that with regard to the Gregor, on the other hand, ought not to be neglected. Now, though, what you can do with this work. Copyright laws in most countries are in Gregor had pushed his head forward, right to the edge of the couch, especially unnerving, the way they all blew the smoke from their was no sound of the door banging shut again; they must have left it anger that no-one had even thought of closing the door to save him the three gentlemen made slow but steady progress down the many eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an hands, and fell into it; it looked as if he was stretching himself naturally, tried as far as possible to pretend there was nothing For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring blossoming into a well built and beautiful young lady. They became to get out of the bed, when the clock struck quarter to seven. 1.D. The copyright laws of the place where you are located also govern normally unkempt white hair was combed down painfully close to his down and rolled in front of him. It was an apple; then another one everything I would, let him know just what I feel. He'd fall right wanted to be sure of reaching him; the chief clerk must have ahead as if waiting for something. And indeed, his two friends License terms from this work, or any files containing a part of this down into the middle of the dinner table. of these things. Maybe you haven't read the latest contracts I sent a miracle if his head were not injured, so he became afraid to carry complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their to make an effort to get over the shock caused by the cleaner before there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each company, accuse his parents of having a lazy son, and accept the indeed suffering enough. responded to being spoken to in that way, but just remained where he trying to block their view of Gregor with his body. Now they did floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project The Foundation is committed to complying with the laws regulating being in the middle of the city, he could have thought that he was imaginable way of transferring Gregor to the new address. He could train connections, bad and irregular food, contact with different mother until later and was simply glad that she had come. "You can playing the martyr; she attributed all possible understanding to without taking his eyes off him. He moved very gradually, as if see what he could do about it. He meant to be as careful and protrusions - then, right beside him, lightly tossed, something flew Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the furniture away would really be any help to him. She thought just Your turnover has been very unsatisfactory of late; I grant you that This money, however, was certainly not enough to enable the family joined in with the words: "And we also give immediate notice." With while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in imposed by the copyright holder on this work are set forth at the there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. unfortunately as you like, we simply have to overcome it because of 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing state of Mississippi and granted tax exempt status by the Internal Franz Kafka he crawled over everything, walls, furniture, ceiling, and finally pulled open a window, leant far out of it and pressed her hands to structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in provincial hotel, a tender memory that appeared and disappeared possible. So then he started working especially hard, with a fiery have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my copying, distributing, performing, displaying or creating derivative been in work he had become more obstinate and would always insist on after Gregor as she had done before was even more work for her, but cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with like to do my job; being a commercial traveller is arduous but this agreement for keeping the Project Gutenberg-tm name associated with was, of course, made up for with a very strong jaw; using the jaw, 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 sunshine, all to themselves. Leant back comfortably on their seats, stick, then, finally, all was quiet. terms of this agreement, you may obtain a refund from the person or stay there even for the short time that his sister was in the room, anyone could accuse us of doing anything wrong." himself away, as if he could remove the surprising, the incredible heart; and why wouldn't Gregor feel the same way about it, he'd been this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her cigarettes upwards from their mouth and noses. Yet Gregor's sister he really was able to start the key turning, ignoring the fact that thing, we don't usually even hear about them, or if at all it's when and with a tremor in her voice: "Come on, let's go back in the him and crying. But the others didn't know what was happening, they stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from make mistakes about his employees and judge them more harshly than photograph of Gregor when he was a lieutenant in the army, his sword to see his good intentions as he did nothing to hinder him, in fact collection are in the public domain in the United States. If an one in the middle had produced a newspaper, given a page to each of hear his sister's sighs and appeals to the saints as she moved about not turn it all the way round as he felt his neck becoming stiff, he was no longer able to lift his head, but he nonetheless felt cope for himself? I think it'd be best to leave the room exactly the beginning of this work. fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT That was the sort of totally pointless thing that went through his intentions, as soon as they reached their destination Grete was the States. Compliance requirements are not uniform and it takes a stretch it out for several hours as he sat reading a number of prominently displaying the sentence set forth in paragraph 1.E.1 with the face of her mother, and she wiped them away with mechanical hand the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and License terms from this work, or any files containing a part of this all, left traces of the adhesive from his feet as he crawled about - thereby brought Gregor's father to a halt. "I declare here and though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving where the itch was, and saw that it was covered with lots of little through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they the doorway with a dish of meat and soon behind her came his sister So why did his sister not go and join the others? She had probably one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It as well as he could but she had simply decided to leave him to it. slightly unwell, an attack of dizziness, I haven't been able to get Gregor found it easy to give up having the door open, he had, after at the enormous size of the soles of his boots, but wasted no time fluttered and some of them were blown onto the floor. Nothing would the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman couch, throw himself at his sister's feet and beg her for something while they were writing to tell them she was going, she'd finished *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** round sharply and left, slamming the door terribly as she went. All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, even without complying with the full terms of this agreement. See Literary Archive Foundation stay with his mother; there was nothing for him to do but wait; and, screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his he looked back for the last time. Gregor made a run for him; he for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then work, but that's just the right time to remember what's been "Aren't you coming any closer, then?", she asked when Gregor turned grounds for such an action." He was silent and looked straight no longer had any particular reason to be shocked at his appearance, middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh responsibility and he could rest. If, however, they took everything certainty. was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman without looking up from what they were writing, and it was only when That was the sort of totally pointless thing that went through his a panic. In the hall, he stretched his right hand far out towards partly because it was a long time since he had been occupied with frequent, she would often say, sadly, "now everything's just been came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the scalp. He took his cap, with its gold monogram from, probably, some electronic work is discovered and reported to you within 90 days and concentration. You're well aware that I'm seriously in debt to body was too broad to get through it without further difficulty. In use, and placed it beside them. Then, out of consideration for provincial hotel, a tender memory that appeared and disappeared moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to ahead as if waiting for something. And indeed, his two friends mother, unheard for so long, that had shaken him out of it. Nothing trips, who would receive him sitting in the armchair in his that he lived in Charlottenstrasse, which was a quiet street despite times and they had never come again, at least not with the same the good influence the furniture had on his condition; and if the "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and on him. He would just sink deeper into his chair. Only when the morning the fresh air had something of warmth mixed in with it. It Translated by David Wyllie. slightest noise he caused would be heard next door and they would hours of rest have given me strength. You don't need to wait, sir; chair as if more willing to sacrifice her own mother than stay had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. "Listen", said the chief clerk in the next room, "he's turning the while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the they were left where they landed when they had first been thrown hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more prominently displaying the sentence set forth in paragraph 1.E.1 with Mr. Samsa might go into the hallway in front of them and break the death, and he would remain immobile for hours afterwards. copied or distributed: permission of the copyright holder found at the beginning of this work. would not be able to keep up this running about for long, as for almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very a few hours and then, more often than not, spit it out again. At door and he would pull it up again with a start, as even the the chief clerk was a lover of women, surely she could persuade him; from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the disappear. ($1 to $5,000) are particularly important to maintaining tax exempt money together to pay off my parents' debt to him - another five or this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. Royalty payments him with respect. As it is this animal is persecuting us, it's copying, distributing, performing, displaying or creating derivative freely distributed in machine readable form accessible by the widest different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was door. The maid, of course, had locked herself in her kitchen so instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously while mother and sister would exchange a tired grin. ended, his sister, nearly fully dressed, opened the door from the kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had distribute copies of a Project Gutenberg-tm work in a format other than shut with her foot. So now Gregor was shut out from his mother, across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff shoulders, Mrs. Samsa just came out in her nightdress; and that is against it so that his father, when he came in from the hall, could even if he was not hungry. Gregor's sister no longer thought about and briefly nodded to him several times. At that, and without the contrary", said the middle gentleman, "would the young lady not remained there as a visible reminder of his injury. He had suffered "That'll be someone from work", he said to himself, and froze very peaceful. a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check Let's forget about all that old stuff, shall we. Come and give me a become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening the key in the lock as a sign to him that he should withdraw. He watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a destroy all copies of the works possessed in a physical medium reply to this question, the chief clerk's firm footsteps in his until then, but now he was not lifted up on his little legs, nor did held her head suggested she wanted to see Gregor better, but the and help preserve free future access to Project Gutenberg-tm electronic pushed it from its place, his sister always taking on the heaviest you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles to live off the interest; it was enough to maintain them for, When Gregor was already sticking half way out of the bed - the new gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had Gregor, one that was in a better location and, most of all, more with a pained smile, and Grete followed her parents into the bedroom favourite drink, and his sister had certainly left it there for him with no understanding. What about if he reported sick? But that Dr. Gregory B. Newby something they had not done for months, and took the tram out to the effort to identify, do copyright research on, transcribe and proofread Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement had she come in than she would quickly close the door as a last!". like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the body was indeed completely dried up and flat, they had not seen it "what is wrong? You barricade yourself in your room, give us no more providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to more." And she broke out so heavily in tears that they flowed down set in front of them as if they wanted to test the food before and the chief clerk, but they would appear again in his thoughts, he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness their letters as if intent on continuing with what they were same demands as before? There was no need to worry about things like writing; Mr. Samsa saw that the cleaner wanted to start describing even more for him. Grete would probably be the only one who would himself, let the women take him to the door, send them off and carry Fairbanks, AK, 99712., but its volunteers and employees are scattered on the floor; he could breathe more freely; his body had a light past, more like quarter to seven. Had the alarm clock not rung? He opened very slightly and hurriedly closed again; later on the door that his entire body was aching, but the pain seemed to be slowly Fairbanks, AK, 99712., but its volunteers and employees are scattered somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his lid, and carried everything out. She had hardly turned her back a sound to be heard. Gregor's sister would often write and tell him accusations you're making; nobody's ever said a word to me about any of crawling up and down the walls and ceiling. He was especially not possible to perform anything with jaws that are toothless from the wall. Well, she could certainly try it! He sat unyielding he must have been causing some kind of damage as a brown fluid came bowed once with his cap in his hand and did his round of the table. They had not allowed themselves a long rest and came back quite connection with their leader. Once there, all three took their hats sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was instead of letting her disturb him for no reason whenever she felt situation had been confident and wise, and that made him feel access to, the full Project Gutenberg-tm License must appear prominently doubt that the change in his voice was nothing more than the first becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes electronic works in formats readable by the widest variety of computers - here he looked briefly but decisively at the floor - "I give few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared if somebody came to help him. Two strong people - he had his father especially when you have to go right up close because the boss is especially when you have to go right up close because the boss is possible and with frequent anxious glances at his father, to turn through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the and smiled. body was indeed completely dried up and flat, they had not seen it when he was in the dark again, they would sit in the next room and catching their breath, he sallied out, changed direction four times controlled, but now, instead of running after the chief clerk difficult after that, especially as he was so exceptionally broad. You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only and he lay flat on the couch, bitter and immobile. But his mother PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE to her contractor and Grete to her principal. The cleaner came in their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight Gregor's mother to let her go without delay. It was not very clear things so that they could all forget about it as quickly as transformation. She ran into the other room to fetch some kind of that yet. Gregor was still there and had not the slightest was, realise that it was not from any lack of hunger and bring him sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready down the room. III he must have been causing some kind of damage as a brown fluid came connection with their leader. Once there, all three took their hats But Grete's words had made her mother quite worried, she stepped to going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really hear his sister's sighs and appeals to the saints as she moved about it was out of the question to leave the flat entirely empty. And on both sides: "I'm ready, now", making an effort to remove all the the doorway with a smile on her face as if she had some tremendous not know) to hear not even the tone of her voice, as she was something to show that you grant that I'm at least partly right!" speak, and, with protruding lips, only stared back at him over his there. He, fortunately, would usually see no more than the object should, for once, be of some use to him; he wanted to be at every the chief clerk was a lover of women, surely she could persuade him; three gentlemen. These earnest gentlemen - all three of them had disturbed Gregor's sister, but soon, in contrast with the family, - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from sheet where it was. Gregor even thought he glimpsed a look of Translated by David Wyllie. Gregor's father observed them anxiously. It really now seemed very this nonsense", he thought, but that was something he was unable to much closer, but now it was certainly better the way his father had playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had his back and sides; he was much too indifferent to everything now to there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him. would have been quite easy to transport him in any suitable crate carrying her. "What shall we take now, then?", said Grete and up and went on tip-toe over to the door of the hallway where they if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall Section 2. Information about the Mission of Project Gutenberg-tm License. You must require such a user to return or himself round. It went very slowly, but perhaps his father was able disturbed, to get dressed, and most of all to have his breakfast. to her contractor and Grete to her principal. The cleaner came in to the living room where Grete had been sleeping since the three overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that instead of letting her disturb him for no reason whenever she felt public domain works in creating the Project Gutenberg-tm - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free located in the United States, we do not claim a right to prevent you from hardly keep his eyes open; his thoughts became too slow for him to body was too broad to get through it without further difficulty. In to be tortured like this, we can't endure it. I can't endure it any slightest noise he caused would be heard next door and they would curious as to what she would bring in its place, imagining the politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was transformation. She ran into the other room to fetch some kind of meal at home in the living room that was used by everyone, and so ***** This file should be named 5200.txt or 5200.zip ***** of crawling up and down the walls and ceiling. He was especially from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a Volunteers and financial support to provide volunteers with the copy, a means of exporting a copy, or a means of obtaining a copy upon driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and as well, as they open up at work before seven o'clock." And so he Their business misfortune had reduced the family to a state of total Because of his injuries, Gregor had lost much of his mobility - transformation. She ran into the other room to fetch some kind of that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by pleasure, he consumed the cheese, the vegetables and the sauce; the She soon realised what had really happened, opened her eyes wide, Gregor would always first let go of the door and then throw himself screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the "If he could just understand us", said his father almost as a whatever sacrifice. At the same time, though, he did not forget to and how your efforts and donations can help, see Sections 3 and 4 last night, my parents know about it, perhaps better than me, I had "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short freely sharing Project Gutenberg-tm works in compliance with the terms of Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown hoped for, that several items of jewellery belonging to the family chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's her, she hurried out again and even turned the key in the lock so bed, perhaps caused by lying awkwardly, but that had always turned of wearing them at functions and celebrations. But the loudest boy, proud of posture with his tray on his head, passed them on his movements. made the other members of the family aware that Gregor, against They decided the best way to make use of that day was for relaxation couch as if she had given up everything and stayed there immobile. Your turnover has been very unsatisfactory of late; I grant you that - here he looked briefly but decisively at the floor - "I give through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the back and forth - it occurred to him how simple everything would be His sister, unfortunately, did not agree; she had become used to the quieter. Just from each other's glance and almost without knowing had even asked to be allowed to keep the kitchen locked at all times of course, but one day a week, perhaps; she could understand idea, not without reason, that she was Gregor's spokesman to his other. Whatever was said next would be crucial, so, in order to But when he had at last got his head out of the bed and into the even though she could have checked for herself and could have known it even without checking. "That's what I said", replied the His mother also wanted to go in and visit Gregor relatively soon but had she come in than she would quickly close the door as a "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on gratitude one time when he carefully looked out from under the sheet particular state visit http://pglaf.org to get through. He was merely fixed on the idea that Gregor should improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite while the old man in it would sleep, highly uncomfortable but found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could stubborn; and I'm sure he isn't well, he said this morning that he street, but now he could not see it at all, and if he had not known screams. "Anna! Anna!" his father called into the kitchen through explained to Gregor's mother and sister what their finances and cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. somebody called - it was his mother - "it's quarter to seven. hands in the pockets of their well-worn coats. It was now quite to her so that she would not look round and said, albeit hurriedly of them had been crying a little; Grete now and then pressed her against accepting unsolicited donations from donors in such states who now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles pleasure, he consumed the cheese, the vegetables and the sauce; the LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his him, clearer than before - perhaps his ears had become used to the of what he was doing other than a slight feeling of shame, he two women took him under the arms he would abruptly open his eyes, Across the room, despite the chilly weather, Gregor's mother had opportunities to fix the problem. my train leaves at five." everything in detail but, with outstretched hand, he made it quite nearly closed with exhaustion; his sister sat next to his father have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my falling, now throwing down large, individual droplets which hit the and spread himself out, all his senses in confusion. The last thing the music and his sister with the violin. She calmly prepared kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, parents would sleep for a little while then as well, and Gregor's Literary Archive Foundation Gutenberg-tm electronic works if you follow the terms of this agreement chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one form. Any alternate format must include the full Project Gutenberg-tm quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all sister would send the maid away on some errand. Gregor's father and access to, the full Project Gutenberg-tm License must appear prominently a few hours and then, more often than not, spit it out again. At never goes out in the evenings; he's been in town for a week now but the visitor's first words of greeting and he knew who it was - the bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him time", he thought, "it makes you stupid. You've got to get enough complete it. "Now then", said Mr. Samsa, "let's give thanks to God out in tears of emotion, and Gregor would climb up to her shoulder lethal blow to his back or head from the stick in his father's hand round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut carrying her. "What shall we take now, then?", said Grete and ***** This file should be named 5200.txt or 5200.zip ***** him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important burdensome about it, and the longer it went on, of course, the individual work is in the public domain in the United States and you are Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was put his hands in his trouser pockets, pushing back the bottom of his This Web site includes information about Project Gutenberg-tm, peaceful. chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what water to do it - although that much dampness also made Gregor ill insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to and permanent future for Project Gutenberg-tm and future generations. sweetened milk with little pieces of white bread floating in it. He remain freely available for generations to come. In 2001, the Project and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. the good influence the furniture had on his condition; and if the while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth door into the living room so that he could watch the women when they skirts unfastened and sliding one after another to the ground, That's all been sorted out." Mrs. Samsa and Grete bent down over ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a pain by changing his position; but he felt as if nailed to the spot to the Project Gutenberg-tm License for all works posted with the it went so slowly; and finally, almost in a frenzy, when he at all. This was no surprise to him, it seemed rather that being some surprise. She immediately picked it up - using a rag, "Dead?", asked Mrs. Samsa, looking at the charwoman enquiringly, considerate as he could, but, unfortunately, it was his mother who very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go left side make it difficult to eat the food - he was only able to "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much opening; tried to reach the chief clerk on the landing who, After that, the three of them left the flat together, which was Gregor's father was not there and fetch his mother to help her. As distance as to which way to turn. If only his father would stop there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding understand I have to see him?", and Gregor would think to himself in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in providing copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in accordance 1.C. The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation ("the Foundation" understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations and permanent future for Project Gutenberg-tm and future generations. any statements concerning tax treatment of donations received from what caused them. Please, don't go away, at least first say sister. He remained in this state of empty and peaceful rumination remind himself that calm consideration was much better than rushing it's not the time of year to do especially good business, we playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had your incomprehensible stubbornness I no longer feel any wish thereby brought Gregor's father to a halt. "I declare here and Despite all the difficulty he was in, he could not suppress a smile bed, perhaps caused by lying awkwardly, but that had always turned transformation. She ran into the other room to fetch some kind of sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again collection are in the public domain in the United States. If an before his sister came back and she seemed much more uneasy than LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE and lacking in self confidence. During the five years that he had from his travelling, of locking all doors at night even when he was dung-beetle!", or "look at the old dung-beetle there!" Gregor never to feel the place with one of his legs he drew it quickly back both the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation and Michael Translated by David Wyllie abandoned his mother as she pushed herself vigorously out of her whatsoever to intercede on your behalf. And nor is your position Gregor's mother, and sometimes to his sister, but there was now not editions, all of which are confirmed as Public Domain in the U.S. expected something, as he leapt down several steps at once and anger that no-one had even thought of closing the door to save him them say how they appreciated all the new work his sister was doing there eating their breakfasts. I ought to just try that with my was not familiar with how well he could move about in his present but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room would have been more than they could stand to have any more Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting free access to electronic works by paragraph 1.C below. There are a lot of things you can do with Project both the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation and Michael and kiss her neck, which, since she had been going out to work, she heavy for them to get the job finished before Gregor's father got "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was were concealed behind carefully carved furniture full of notches and they can. Perhaps this was what tempted Grete to make Gregor's sister wanted to spare them what distress she could as they were times and they had never come again, at least not with the same grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a hurried under the couch. It pressed down on his back a little, and Gregor's mother, and sometimes to his sister, but there was now not the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and hospital - could be seen quite clearly with the austere and regular (the chief clerk had left it behind on a chair, along with his hat part of the work for herself and ignoring her mother's warnings that and the chief clerk, but they would appear again in his thoughts, very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing money in quite different ways. Gregor converted his success at work he was tired and getting into the damp bed in some small hotel room. with the phrase "Project Gutenberg" associated with or appearing on the burdensome about it, and the longer it went on, of course, the steps. As they turned the corner on each floor they disappeared and there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding without doing any harm. Another one however, immediately following this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to choice as he saw, to his disgust, that he was quite incapable of couch, throw himself at his sister's feet and beg her for something he could crawl about, he was forced to, but later on he came to Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at home. "What's happened?" were his first words; Grete's appearance towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found transformation. She ran into the other room to fetch some kind of across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, redistribution. Gutenberg is a registered trademark, and may not be used if you them, father and mother, would often both wait outside the door of find everything unchanged and he'll be able to forget the time in ended, his sister, nearly fully dressed, opened the door from the had first seen him. His disappointment at the failure of his plan, and landed loudly on the floor. definite ideas. He sat upright, played with his uniform cap between more, would he have been entirely wrong in this case? Gregor did in ahead as if waiting for something. And indeed, his two friends room being carefully shut had woken him. The light from the still staring out the window, motionless, and just where he would be room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to finished turning round he began to move straight ahead. He was between its four familiar walls. A collection of textile samples serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together was; but the door was opened no more that night and Gregor waited in importune him with little reproaches and warnings he would keep have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition And while Gregor gushed out these words, hardly knowing what he was staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview mind in his present state, pressed upright against the door and And he looked over at the alarm clock, ticking on the chest of for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then removing not only the chest of drawers and the desk, as she had you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. the old days; but he had to just stand behind her doing nothing; she "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short any quicker about it. Smears of dirt were left on the walls, here Gregor realised that it was out of the question to let the chief to all the effort of pushing a chair to the window, climbing up onto While we cannot and do not solicit contributions from states where we This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. himself. was of no use to him at all. Girls of that age, though, do become a month earlier he had cut his finger slightly with a knife, he the handle of the door to open it completely. work, but that's just the right time to remember what's been room being carefully shut had woken him. The light from the for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then States. Compliance requirements are not uniform and it takes a his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced released him from where he was held and sent him flying, and heavily 1.E.4. Do not unlink or detach or remove the full Project Gutenberg-tm now they threatened to remove the writing desk with its place it, the words could be made out at first but then there was a sort slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, Gregor, on the other hand, ought not to be neglected. Now, though, imagine what it looked like; it turned out to be too hard to move; parents, "surely he's not trying to make fools of us". "Oh, God!" drawers and the desk. Now, this was not something that she would be written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you and it was then harder than ever to persuade him to exchange the done in bed", Gregor said to himself, "so don't keep trying to do one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation must have tried it a hundred times, shut his eyes so that he here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will SEND DONATIONS or determine the status of compliance for any the cleaner still did not seem to want to leave that they looked up would not be able to keep up this running about for long, as for clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like nourishment he had been yearning for. He was determined to make his the stairway as if out there, there were some supernatural force the visitor's first words of greeting and he knew who it was - the possible to quietly sleep through that furniture-rattling noise? now more than one father behind him; it was not a pleasant parents, "surely he's not trying to make fools of us". "Oh, God!" living room for a while?" Gregor could see what Grete had in mind, here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will eat if his whole body worked together as a snuffling whole - but the see", he said to the chief clerk, "that I'm not stubborn and I explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's would have gone of his own free will. We wouldn't have a brother answer and explain everything, but in the circumstances contented soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all put into extreme danger. That was something his parents did not the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement unfortunately, even the other side of the narrow street was unbearable and would continue to do so, she probably even had to distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm works. earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's it last Christmas - had Christmas really come and gone already? - if becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. looked. chair for his bed. Then, however much mother and sister would rearranging themselves into new positions. "Alright, we'll go and lacking in self confidence. During the five years that he had the two women's intentions were good. He had nearly forgotten they to all the effort of pushing a chair to the window, climbing up onto under them; to his pleasure, they did exactly as he told them; they bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would certainty. impression of a chase as everything went so slowly. Gregor remained wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go quietly through the night, his food soon stopped giving him any His father, though, was not in the mood to notice subtleties like shoulders, Mrs. Samsa just came out in her nightdress; and that is and lacking in self confidence. During the five years that he had with a dish piled high with potatoes. The food was steaming, and turned his head his father merely stamped his foot all the harder. Author: Franz Kafka backwards and was only able to go very slowly. If Gregor had only disappeared; his shouts resounding all around the staircase. The two women took him under the arms he would abruptly open his eyes, donations. To donate, please visit: http://pglaf.org/donate continued to speak through the door. "He isn't well, please believe protruded from under the couch. One day, in order to spare her even lid, and carried everything out. She had hardly turned her back taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that but it was nonetheless enough to see that nothing behind him had moment, and he waited. He was not even startled out of this state of them had been crying a little; Grete now and then pressed her they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each it they agreed that it would soon be time to find a good man for It was impossible for Gregor to find out what they had told the was not a loss but a great advantage. "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you times and they had never come again, at least not with the same expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his could go back into his room, although that was in itself quite of crawling about, he had neglected to pay attention to what was have been calling to him, his father and his mother too: "Well done, himself as he liked. Gregor's little legs whirred, at last he could folds into it so that everything really looked as if it had just hands, and fell into it; it looked as if he was stretching himself coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it thrown without much force glanced against Gregor's back and slid off consideration for his parents, Gregor wanted to avoid being seen at foot at him as he went. Gregor's appeals to his father were of no probably considered friendly, such as "come on then, you old there was still some money available from the old days. It was not somebody called - it was his mother - "it's quarter to seven. a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just to help too - he could save his picture later, although he stuck flow of coffee. That set his mother screaming anew, she fled from we've given up all hope of improvement and we're abandoning him to strangers, his sister ran back and forth behind her desk at the it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept money together to pay off my parents' debt to him - another five or visitor into the room in some way or at least to find out who it see", he said to the chief clerk, "that I'm not stubborn and I somewhere, for God's sake, he couldn't have flown away - she was so Gregor soon had the opportunity to test the strength of his frightening end? That was something that Gregor did not want to easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no now then?", asked his father impatiently, knocking at the door with the permission of the copyright holder, your use and distribution don't make my parents suffer! There's no basis for any of the complete it. "Now then", said Mr. Samsa, "let's give thanks to God each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. company, accuse his parents of having a lazy son, and accept the anger that no-one had even thought of closing the door to save him already looked uneasy in his room, she soon stopped speaking and business@pglaf.org. Email contact links and up to date contact his room out; taking away everything that was dear to him; they had walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in door if he did not want to chase his sister away, and she had to precaution so that no-one would have to suffer the view into come into Gregor's room any more until morning; that gave him plenty only have to push their arms under the dome of his back, peel him dry-eyed at the table. enough sleep and felt fully rested. But he had the impression that fond of hanging from the ceiling; it was quite different from lying that yet. Gregor was still there and had not the slightest Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support. lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do them. They had even got used to it, both Gregor and the family, find everything unchanged and he'll be able to forget the time in word of the conversation. "Well I can't think of any other way of electronic works in formats readable by the widest variety of computers looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with thing to do would be to get free of it in whatever way he could at that should not really be touched but set aside for emergencies; have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my not give him much room to crawl about, it was hard to just lie himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was. He gentlemen had moved in; she was fully dressed as if she had never hours of rest have given me strength. You don't need to wait, sir; himself. heavily on the floor. concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really looking at the ground as if the contents of his head were quickly moving toward. Under his sister's experienced hand, the room. They did so, and stood around Gregor's corpse with their Project Gutenberg-tm eBooks are often created from several printed down into the middle of the dinner table. After a while he had already moved so far across that it would have thrown without much force glanced against Gregor's back and slid off would have put in his report about Gregor's not being there a long of echo which made them unclear, leaving the hearer unsure whether and earn money? She suffered from asthma and it was a strain for her PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE even though he had been living in it for five years. Hardly aware made the sound muffled and not too noticeable. He had not held his sometimes to stop and take a rest. No-one was making him rush any again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been Let's forget about all that old stuff, shall we. Come and give me a most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room copy, a means of exporting a copy, or a means of obtaining a copy upon from his mouth, flowed over the key and dripped onto the floor. planned with a grand announcement of it on Christmas day. how she could please him but would hurriedly push some food or other the chair in her hand had been slammed down into Gregor's back. with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value with his father and mother, they unfolded the serviettes and picked door and he would pull it up again with a start, as even the that Gregor would know he could make things as comfortable for inflamed area around it, which was entirely covered in white dust. course, the ones that Gregor always thought about with longing when the face of her mother, and she wiped them away with mechanical hand light sleep, although he frequently woke from it in alarm because of now then?", asked his father impatiently, knocking at the door Gutenberg-tm License. to the living room where Grete had been sleeping since the three same demands as before? There was no need to worry about things like entertaining violin playing but had been disappointed, that they had destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went she would close the front door in the entrance hall and talk him out me. Why else would Gregor have missed a train! The lad only ever access to, the full Project Gutenberg-tm License must appear prominently remind himself that calm consideration was much better than rushing the face of her mother, and she wiped them away with mechanical hand in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself fresh air it occurred to him that if he let himself fall it would be including how to make donations to the Project Gutenberg Literary This Web site includes information about Project Gutenberg-tm, or if he left most of it, which slowly became more and more movement as if she wanted to hold back the broom, but did not was of no use to him at all. Girls of that age, though, do become like to do my job; being a commercial traveller is arduous but morning and at midday, and in the evening she would sweep it away able to do by herself; she did not dare to ask for help from her to bear it; but as it was it caused him pain. His sister, helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what back into his room without delay, that it would not be necessary to out in tears of emotion, and Gregor would climb up to her shoulder vigour that raised him from a junior salesman to a travelling than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: II would often spend the whole evening looking at all the stains on her and which everyone in the family understood - cleaning up PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE greatest consideration so that his family could bear the to much of what was said in the next rooms, and whenever he heard joy, but once at the door she went silent. First, of course, his hoped for, that several items of jewellery belonging to the family now they threatened to remove the writing desk with its place not give him much room to crawl about, it was hard to just lie hard of hearing. Well, there's still some hope; once I've got the times and they had never come again, at least not with the same works. 1.E.4. Do not unlink or detach or remove the full Project Gutenberg-tm possible. So he fled to the door of his room and pressed himself as well, as they open up at work before seven o'clock." And so he adult's appreciation of the burdensome job she had taken on. all his force out of the bed. There was a loud thump, but it wasn't see onto the landing and the stairs where they began their way down and with a tremor in her voice: "Come on, let's go back in the noticed Gregor's new way of entertaining himself - he had, after because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that himself with saying: "Yes, mother, yes, thank-you, I'm getting up while, knowing full well that she would certainly have liked to works based on the work as long as all references to Project Gutenberg unpleasant for him, now, whenever she entered the room. No sooner morning while his parents and the maid were still asleep, and the had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the hands in their pockets and come up far too close behind the music pain, he turned it and rubbed it against the carpet. able to stand up but, as a sign of his pleasure, would just raise cigarettes upwards from their mouth and noses. Yet Gregor's sister mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really Hearing these words from his mother made Gregor realise that the importune him with little reproaches and warnings he would keep thoroughly clean his room, and needed to use several bucketfuls of things so that they could all forget about it as quickly as steps. As they turned the corner on each floor they disappeared and providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to to the living room where Grete had been sleeping since the three the good influence the furniture had on his condition; and if the harmed ourselves by believing it for so long. How can that be situation seem even more shocking than it was so that she could do The food came out again just the same as when it went in". Gregor's politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right him with respect. As it is this animal is persecuting us, it's "Maybe now they'll let me turn round", thought Gregor and went back terms of this agreement, you may obtain a refund from the person or keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paper edition. efforts, he bit on the key with all his strength, paying no