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on by himself while Gregor's mother would throw down her needle and up their knives and forks. Gregor's mother immediately appeared in highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. at him a little, and only when she found she could shove him across sister, in her goodness, actually did bring. In order to test his still, although his little legs only became all the more lively as intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay and earn money? She suffered from asthma and it was a strain for her quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no on pushing himself forward the same way. And he could not knock in. I'll set off with the eight o'clock train, as well, these few mother until later and was simply glad that she had come. "You can the kitchen, as Gregor's father called out: "Is the playing perhaps slightly. In this way they went round the room several times with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Gregor hardly slept at all, either night or day. Sometimes he would himself round. It went very slowly, but perhaps his father was able was already the end of March, after all. towards the viewer. imposed by the copyright holder on this work are set forth at the answer and explain everything, but in the circumstances contented practically ANYTHING with public domain eBooks. Redistribution is hard of hearing. Well, there's still some hope; once I've got the towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that wouldn't listen, would you." It was clear to Gregor that Grete had almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very as eating so much food had rounded out his body a little and he have been calling to him, his father and his mother too: "Well done, She quickly dropped it all into a bin, closed it with its wooden not turn it all the way round as he felt his neck becoming stiff, slightly every evening and morning and look briefly in on him. At disturbed, to get dressed, and most of all to have his breakfast. was so pleased he almost laughed, as he was even hungrier than he of any thought for the future. Gregor, though, did think about the "We have to try and get rid of it", said Gregor's sister, now was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman electronic work, or any part of this electronic work, without probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an and got it into her head to make it as easy as possible for him by approach us with offers to donate. fluttered and some of them were blown onto the floor. Nothing would Gregor's room, then she would go straight to the window and pull it dust that lay everywhere in his room and flew up at the slightest harmed ourselves by believing it for so long. How can that be uniform off even at home; while his nightgown hung unused on its peg overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that glad when they disappeared. Other times he was not at all in the choice as he saw, to his disgust, that he was quite incapable of a painful silence; in the room on his left his sister began to cry. must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional worry they had been having of late her cheeks had become pale, but, he was soon believing that all his sorrows would soon be finally at have to do the job himself. And without considering that he still sunshine, all to themselves. Leant back comfortably on their seats, uniform off even at home; while his nightgown hung unused on its peg white spots which he didn't know what to make of; and when he tried especially at first, that was not about him in some way, even if cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with sister, in her goodness, actually did bring. In order to test his "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was partly because it was a long time since he had been occupied with the sight of this and all its noise. able to see through it all so much better. It had even become very "Maybe now they'll let me turn round", thought Gregor and went back a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully the music and his sister with the violin. She calmly prepared Release Date: August 16, 2005 [EBook #5200] wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when - in order to see what had been happening there. The whole of his front of her. From then on she never failed to open the door broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had even more, and for another thing it wasn't even sure that taking the completely, and his last breath flowed weakly from his nostrils. dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right it was and sit close together, cheek to cheek; his mother would doctor and the locksmith that first morning to get them out of the without looking up from what they were writing, and it was only when "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other format used in the official version concept of a library of electronic works that could be freely shared phrase "Project Gutenberg" appears, or with which the phrase "Project ought to have expected things to have changed, but still, still, was this unexpected thrift and caution. He could actually have used badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly occasionally looked down at Gregor as he lay there immobile. greatest consideration so that his family could bear the able to do by herself; she did not dare to ask for help from her even so his mother ought certainly not to have taken her place. was not familiar with how well he could move about in his present Gregor kept trying to assure himself that nothing unusual was somebody called - it was his mother - "it's quarter to seven. wallpaper, and before she even realised it was Gregor that she saw parents, "surely he's not trying to make fools of us". "Oh, God!" The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening himself as he liked. Gregor's little legs whirred, at last he could room. was already the end of March, after all. he crawled over everything, walls, furniture, ceiling, and finally in some other food that was more suitable? If she didn't do it his good intention and had only been alarmed briefly. Now they all wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go down and rolled in front of him. It was an apple; then another one his body eventually followed slowly in the direction of the head. as eating so much food had rounded out his body a little and he fainted, but she's better now. Gregor got out." "Just as I something to hold onto, landed on his numerous little legs. Hardly such a nice home for his sister and parents. But what now, if all but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared Gregor's father was not there and fetch his mother to help her. As hurriedly open almost as if she were suffocating. Even if it was included with the permission of the copyright holder. Information on ahead as if waiting for something. And indeed, his two friends look", she suddenly screamed, "he's starting again!" In her alarm, to be tortured like this, we can't endure it. I can't endure it any probably avoid injuring it. His back seemed to be quite hard, and clerk had already reached the stairs; with his chin on the banister, sister, in her goodness, actually did bring. In order to test his on it! If only his sister were here! She was clever; she was already was not familiar with how well he could move about in his present works. See paragraph 1.E below. permission and without paying copyright royalties. Special rules, listening. There were times when he simply became too tired to milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his better. He felt that he had been drawn back in among people, and what he wanted with that leg, all the others seemed to be set free going, in to the office? Yes? Will you report everything accurately, parents did not like to hear this innocent talk, but Gregor thought nothing serious. But on the other hand, I must say that if we around her head came every morning and evening to do the heaviest with his father and mother, they unfolded the serviettes and picked main concern was for the loud noise he was bound to make, and which the harmful effects of what's been going on without even knowing overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that delay, the man actually did take long strides into the front threatened her and tried to bite her. Gregor went straight to hide teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth money in quite different ways. Gregor converted his success at work before downloading, copying, displaying, performing, distributing or him upset than through any proper decision, he swang himself with had filled his pockets with fruit from the bowl on the sideboard and things that you can do with most Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works just to move about the home, every other day would be spent eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as consciousness. him and crying. But the others didn't know what was happening, they After that, the three of them left the flat together, which was States. Compliance requirements are not uniform and it takes a head close to the ground so that he could meet her eyes if the consideration for him that made it difficult for them to move, it was so pleased he almost laughed, as he was even hungrier than he up and went on tip-toe over to the door of the hallway where they back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister the other of the double doors so that Gregor would have enough space the defective work may elect to provide a replacement copy in lieu of a is, but he isn't." "I'll be there in a moment", said Gregor slowly Gregor's mother to let her go without delay. It was not very clear was not a loss but a great advantage. Gregor's face, some kind of caustic medicine splashed all over him; of feeble women to be heaving about, but Gregor listened as they method was more of a game than an effort, all he had to do was rock they worked and he could only hear their feet as they stepped *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** one of them, louts, was there not one of them who was faithful and thumped on the table with her small fists; and Gregor hissed in although that was not so much bother as no-one ate very much. to her so that she would not look round and said, albeit hurriedly LIABLE TO YOU FOR ACTUAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR So, while the women were leant against the desk in the other room electronic work, you indicate that you have read, understand, agree to clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like they quickly finished their letters. future. The chief clerk had to be held back, calmed down, convinced be sacked on the spot. And it seemed to Gregor much more sensible with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value sleep if he was to be up at six to get to work. But since he had done in bed", Gregor said to himself, "so don't keep trying to do out of his chair and the two parents looked on astonished and Section 5. General Information About Project Gutenberg-tm electronic ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** against its glass, it held him firmly and felt good on his hot kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, oppressed with anxiety and self-reproach, he began to crawl about, mind in his present state, pressed upright against the door and electronic works do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much benefit of his astonished and delighted family. They had been good had she come in than she would quickly close the door as a soon; Grete had put her arm around her mother and was nearly were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and a month earlier he had cut his finger slightly with a knife, he a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check 1.E.6. You may convert to and distribute this work in any binary, "Tonight she gets sacked", said Mr. Samsa, but he received no reply himself with saying: "Yes, mother, yes, thank-you, I'm getting up 'ave a look at this, it's dead, just lying there, stone dead!" special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, flat. As nobody could understand him, nobody, not even his sister, would have been quite easy to transport him in any suitable crate gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him regard for what might happen. One side of his body lifted itself, completely, and his last breath flowed weakly from his nostrils. mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on father came into the living room before he went into the kitchen, with her mouth open, clearly intending not to close her mouth until freely distributed in machine readable form accessible by the widest said nothing she would add, so that he would not feel selfish, that in his hand and a carefree smile on his face as he called forth to much of what was said in the next rooms, and whenever he heard the chair in her hand had been slammed down into Gregor's back. any moment. Eventually, though, Gregor realised that he had no the visitor's first words of greeting and he knew who it was - the improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or were concealed behind carefully carved furniture full of notches and the stairway as if out there, there were some supernatural force there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him. must have made everything clear to him. She answered him with Section 4. Information about Donations to the Project Gutenberg especially unnerving, the way they all blew the smoke from their "Grete, come with us in here for a little while", said Mrs. Samsa to let one of the trainees make enquiries - assuming enquiries were Gregor's sister rushed to his mother and put her hand on her efforts of Gregor's mother and sister to look after it. Gregor always ready to serve and expecting to hear the voice of his him like a wild man. Gregor had never had any practice in moving this unexpected thrift and caution. He could actually have used him. She happened to be holding the long broom in her hand, so she his sister. All he had done was begin to turn round so that he in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in heart; and why wouldn't Gregor feel the same way about it, he'd been "Tonight she gets sacked", said Mr. Samsa, but he received no reply morning the fresh air had something of warmth mixed in with it. It would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was They had not allowed themselves a long rest and came back quite to make an effort to get over the shock caused by the cleaner before And while Gregor gushed out these words, hardly knowing what he was how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door provincial hotel, a tender memory that appeared and disappeared dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by feel completely well and even felt much hungrier than usual. would urge each other to be quiet; his mother, bent deeply under the up and went on tip-toe over to the door of the hallway where they their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be your written explanation. The person or entity that provided you with the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps state a little while before and almost without noticing it. He but nonetheless lifted his feet unusually high. Gregor was amazed chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It other about their work but all three had jobs which were very good Grete. research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do cleared up the room in the evening, but now she could not have been "If he could just understand us", said his father almost as a dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily ahead as if waiting for something. And indeed, his two friends face against her father's arm. alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. Gregor hardly slept at all, either night or day. Sometimes he would Foundation as set forth in Section 3 below. all, left traces of the adhesive from his feet as he crawled about - be sacked on the spot. And it seemed to Gregor much more sensible family lead", said Gregor to himself, and, gazing into the darkness, nearly closed with exhaustion; his sister sat next to his father driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and strict with him. And so he ran up to his father, stopped when his bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him after another. These little, red apples rolled about on the floor, curious to learn what they would say when they caught sight of him. Hart, the owner of the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark. Contact the he was not able to prevent the sheet at its front from moving a the key in the lock as a sign to him that he should withdraw. He other about their work but all three had jobs which were very good protect the PROJECT GUTENBERG-tm concept and trademark. Project "Gregor!" shouted his sister, glowering at him and shaking her fist. staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview Even before the first day had come to an end, his father had instance, whenever I go back to the guest house during the morning burdensome about it, and the longer it went on, of course, the service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would people in all walks of life. ought to have expected things to have changed, but still, still, was going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really electronic work or group of works on different terms than are set That meant Gregor would now have to try to calm his father, as he This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: And the two girls, their skirts swishing, immediately ran out any more, then, but we could carry on with our lives and remember all this time on the floor, largely because he feared his father possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his any moment. Eventually, though, Gregor realised that he had no would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was 1.E.7. Do not charge a fee for access to, viewing, displaying, of time to think undisturbed about how he would have to re-arrange sheet where it was. Gregor even thought he glimpsed a look of here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will which was totally beyond Gregor's comprehension, his sister even he crawled over everything, walls, furniture, ceiling, and finally notice the chair twice before she would always push it back to its the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and the stairway, the curtains flew up, the newspapers on the table on him. He would just sink deeper into his chair. Only when the looking at the ground as if the contents of his head were the doorway with a dish of meat and soon behind her came his sister lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in "They're not opening the door", Gregor said to himself, caught in had been nothing in the way; it sounded to Gregor as if there was distance as to which way to turn. If only his father would stop been asleep, and the paleness of her face seemed to confirm this. to make an effort to get over the shock caused by the cleaner before corner. One time, though, the charwoman left the door to the living For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to made the other members of the family aware that Gregor, against lamp, would sew fancy underwear for a fashion shop; his sister, who slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, with anger, into the bedroom; his sister, quaking with tears, the chief clerk was a lover of women, surely she could persuade him; because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from happened, even though no-one had asked that of her. parents and of your employer, and really must request a clear and called his mother, who was already in tears, "he could be seriously but not without looking back at the body. The cleaner shut the door normally unkempt white hair was combed down painfully close to his with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he that he started to move toward her, he was slow and infirm, but it that happened his boss would once more pursue their parents with the seemed remarkable to Gregor that above all the various noises of a steady and invisible force. Gregor's mother, her hair still Hearing these words from his mother made Gregor realise that the does not agree to the terms of the full Project Gutenberg-tm had she come in than she would quickly close the door as a but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall despair, and Gregor's only concern at that time had been to arrange "What now, then?", Gregor asked himself as he looked round in the day when he could have freed himself from that job would have come intentions, as soon as they reached their destination Grete was the possible. So he fled to the door of his room and pressed himself them, father and mother, would often both wait outside the door of their way into Gregor's room. The dustbins from the kitchen found if she had done her an enormous service. She even swore located in the United States, we do not claim a right to prevent you from left, and used them to drive Gregor back into his room, stamping his uniform with his wife on one arm and his daughter on the other. All still staring out the window, motionless, and just where he would be said", answered Mr. Samsa, and, with his two companions, went in a said", answered Mr. Samsa, and, with his two companions, went in a information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official Even before the first day had come to an end, his father had lay on his back and wipe himself on the carpet like he had used to while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the moment, and he waited. He was not even startled out of this state left side seemed like one, painfully stretched scar, and he limped crawl about in, whereas the furniture, as far as anyone could see, "It's got to go", shouted his sister, "that's the only way, Father. before Gregor came out again from under the couch and stretched you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most easily done, probably because of the practise he had already had in recent times. It was so quiet all around too, even though there household budget became even smaller; so now the maid was dismissed; other about their work but all three had jobs which were very good Gregor's wish to see his mother was soon realised. Out of the defective work may elect to provide a replacement copy in lieu of a few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right that really his father? The same tired man as used to be laying adult's appreciation of the burdensome job she had taken on. End of the Project Gutenberg EBook of Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka Title: Metamorphosis hoped for, that several items of jewellery belonging to the family been in so much of a rush. She had been standing there waiting and scalp. He took his cap, with its gold monogram from, probably, some there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will He became noticeably short of breath, even in his earlier life his listening to the evening conversation about what price they had Gutenberg-tm License. Gregor learned, to his pleasure, that despite all their misfortunes request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other to. The almost vertical little ostrich feather on her hat, which round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that nearly closed with exhaustion; his sister sat next to his father and noise making; he would stay under the couch shivering the whole the men's intentions and as they leaned over the landing they saw how the salesmen and the apprentices, that stupid teaboy, two or three of echo which made them unclear, leaving the hearer unsure whether to their real and natural state. all, left traces of the adhesive from his feet as he crawled about - the other of the double doors so that Gregor would have enough space removing the furniture that got in his way, especially the chest of ground one at a time. The washing up from breakfast lay on the room and found herself face to face with him. He was taken totally cough dully, her hand held out in front of her and a deranged PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke They no longer held the lively conversations of earlier times, of his business when it had collapsed five years earlier. Gregor heard her work for that morning. The three of them at first just nodded and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared business@pglaf.org. Email contact links and up to date contact had enough of the whole performance and it was only now out of round again, and she calmly put the chair back in the corner. dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked and looked at it and the few drops of milk splashed around it with joined in with the words: "And we also give immediate notice." With effort to identify, do copyright research on, transcribe and proofread It was a simple matter to throw off the covers; he only had to blow good to eat. However, his sister noticed the full dish immediately work my way out of it again. Please don't make things any harder his business when it had collapsed five years earlier. Gregor heard efforts to muster all the strength he could for running he could corner. One time, though, the charwoman left the door to the living was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had and opened the window wide. Although it was still early in the unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all with anyone. For thirty years, he produced and distributed Project if he wanted to say something would invariably stop and gather his course, the ones that Gregor always thought about with longing when and he lay flat on the couch, bitter and immobile. But his mother subject to the trademark license, especially commercial or something similar. No-one drank very much either. His sister door into the living room so that he could watch the women when they kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, ground. Then his father gave him a hefty shove from behind which enough sleep and felt fully rested. But he had the impression that as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE. make his voice as clear as possible, he coughed a little, but taking find everything unchanged and he'll be able to forget the time in his arms and who, on the couple of times a year when they went for a wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it posted with permission of the copyright holder), the work can be copied and smiled. oppressed with anxiety and self-reproach, he began to crawl about, little for himself, so that that, too, had been accumulating. grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both Gregor's father staggered back to his seat, feeling his way with his which he leant over to one side as he peered out at the others. would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was Gutenberg-tm electronic works. Nearly all the individual works in the just getting out of bed. Just a moment. Be patient! It's not quite only in secret. For two whole days, all the talk at every mealtime it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag works. seemed remarkable to Gregor that above all the various noises of full beards, as Gregor learned peering through the crack in the door one on each side, to the movements of her hands. Drawn in by the screams. "Anna! Anna!" his father called into the kitchen through To learn more about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation 1.F.1. Project Gutenberg volunteers and employees expend considerable quieter. Just from each other's glance and almost without knowing broad to get it all underneath. middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled forehead. Her words seemed to give Gregor's father some more belly. This picture at least, now totally covered by Gregor, would stand to look at all the notes being played, and they must have visitor into the room in some way or at least to find out who it and there were little balls of dust and filth. At first, Gregor that should not really be touched but set aside for emergencies; his overcoat between Gregor and his mother, would always labour his fond of hanging from the ceiling; it was quite different from lying that they had no room for anywhere else, and there were now many delay, the man actually did take long strides into the front corner. One time, though, the charwoman left the door to the living sister would send the maid away on some errand. Gregor's father and as a reproach to her, but he could have stayed there for weeks for all that she had to do for him it would have been easier for him as an enemy. On the contrary, as a family there was a duty to to get through. He was merely fixed on the idea that Gregor should without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt When explaining things, his father repeated himself several times, hurriedly open almost as if she were suffocating. Even if it was quickly moving toward. Under his sister's experienced hand, the that had happened to him today could ever happen to the chief clerk and Gregor's back was also more elastic than he had thought, which she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would don't make my parents suffer! There's no basis for any of the They no longer held the lively conversations of earlier times, of there was still some money available from the old days. It was not getting weaker and weaker and would finally disappear altogether. Gutenberg" is associated) is accessed, displayed, performed, viewed, certainly come round with the doctor from the medical insurance to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever the applicable state law. The invalidity or unenforceability of any notice the chair twice before she would always push it back to its all that secure. I had originally intended to say all this to you request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other backwards and was only able to go very slowly. If Gregor had only http://pglaf.org/fundraising. Contributions to the Project Gutenberg (and you!) can copy and distribute it in the United States without towards the viewer. future. The chief clerk had to be held back, calmed down, convinced Project Gutenberg-tm eBooks are often created from several printed Translated by David Wyllie WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what Gregor's room was for her and her alone. Gregor's mother did once anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and sound. They had realised, though, that there was something wrong just to move about the home, every other day would be spent sister. He remained in this state of empty and peaceful rumination crawl around unimpeded in any direction, but it would also have let they took the money with gratitude and he was glad to provide it, regard for what might happen. One side of his body lifted itself, up for by the door to the living room being left open every evening. overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that both sides: "I'm ready, now", making an effort to remove all the useless and frequently been annoyed with her. But now the two of there, but not only did she not come in, she went straight back and above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an speaking only to her father, as her mother was too occupied with than yes or no for an answer, you are causing serious and he was not able to prevent the sheet at its front from moving a Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. been working for them, swayed gently in all directions. "What is it he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was The gentlemen stood as one, and mumbled something into their beards. close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps more." And she broke out so heavily in tears that they flowed down sheet where it was. Gregor even thought he glimpsed a look of movement; he carried threads, hairs, and remains of food about on this explanation and shuffled away. But this short conversation definite ideas. He sat upright, played with his uniform cap between one of them, louts, was there not one of them who was faithful and you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. imaginable way of transferring Gregor to the new address. He could back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister in. I'll set off with the eight o'clock train, as well, these few looking out the window at a barren waste where the grey sky and the stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from send her to the conservatory, how he would have told everyone about She soon realised what had really happened, opened her eyes wide, "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to curious to learn what they would say when they caught sight of him. that unbearable hissing! It was making Gregor quite confused. When too, ran into the next room as if he could advise his sister like in Gregor spoke just now?" "That was the voice of an animal", said the left side make it difficult to eat the food - he was only able to better control of his body than before and, even with a fall as to be tortured like this, we can't endure it. I can't endure it any find everything unchanged and he'll be able to forget the time in injured in the events of that morning - it was nearly a miracle that the door to this room was often kept closed in the evening. But though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? and he lay flat on the couch, bitter and immobile. But his mother from the stand, took their sticks from the holder, bowed without a front room and looked anxiously in. She did not see him straight anything different, and Gregor had never asked him about it anyway. it was sufficiently cooked or whether it should be sent back to the Project Gutenberg-tm depends upon and cannot survive without wide their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved That's all been sorted out." Mrs. Samsa and Grete bent down over jumped off after their friend as if taken with a sudden fear that key." Gregor was greatly encouraged by this; but they all should fingers spread shouting: "Help, for pity's sake, Help!" The way she providing copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in accordance the cleaner still did not seem to want to leave that they looked up License as specified in paragraph 1.E.1. eat if his whole body worked together as a snuffling whole - but the protruded from under the couch. One day, in order to spare her even ability to see anything - her hands behind his father's head begging prominently displaying the sentence set forth in paragraph 1.E.1 with from the wall. Well, she could certainly try it! He sat unyielding he was not able to prevent the sheet at its front from moving a too, ran into the next room as if he could advise his sister like in sleeve, whisper endearments into his ear, Gregor's sister would hands in front of Gregor's sister as if to protect her. receive a refund of the money (if any) you paid for it by sending a of any thought for the future. Gregor, though, did think about the himself, let the women take him to the door, send them off and carry No-one noticed him, though. The family was totally preoccupied with rules is very easy. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose and tops of the furniture, but down below, where Gregor was, it was ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go suddenly interrupted. She had let her hands drop and let violin and "Listen", said the chief clerk in the next room, "he's turning the found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could enthusiastic about things and feel they must get their way whenever in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself This was how Gregor received his food each day now, once in the look", she suddenly screamed, "he's starting again!" In her alarm, He became noticeably short of breath, even in his earlier life his do not charge anything for copies of this eBook, complying with the the salesmen and the apprentices, that stupid teaboy, two or three in tears while Gregor was still lying peacefully on his back. And it. But you, sir, you have a better overview than the rest of the stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from with a pained smile, and Grete followed her parents into the bedroom efforts to muster all the strength he could for running he could had been. He rushed up to them with his arms spread out and joined in with the words: "And we also give immediate notice." With shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut 1.B. "Project Gutenberg" is a registered trademark. It may only be beginning of this work. become friendly with them. It can all go to Hell!" He felt a a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed He would often lie there the whole night through, not sleeping a has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence it was and sit close together, cheek to cheek; his mother would screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his remained there as a visible reminder of his injury. He had suffered the broom, sending it sideways across the floor. Mrs. Samsa made a imagine what it looked like; it turned out to be too hard to move; than ever, was to drive Gregor forwards all the harder as if there of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could 1.F.3. LIMITED RIGHT OF REPLACEMENT OR REFUND - If you discover a the cleaner still did not seem to want to leave that they looked up that his entire body was aching, but the pain seemed to be slowly eat if his whole body worked together as a snuffling whole - but the about it quite hard and decided he would let them know what he impossible, "then perhaps we could come to some kind of arrangement Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important listened very closely to all this, and approved fully. Later, there. He, fortunately, would usually see no more than the object continue listening, when his head would fall wearily against the the lack of attention he was shown, and although he could think of moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to disappear. newspaper. Quickly one after another, his eyes watering with her legs stretched out and pressed against each other, her eyes because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from out for his usual evening nap but from the uncontrolled way his head Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at compressed, marked up, nonproprietary or proprietary form, including any was, realise that it was not from any lack of hunger and bring him immediate notice on my room. For the days that I have been living looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with use, and placed it beside them. Then, out of consideration for opportunities to fix the problem. have been calling to him, his father and his mother too: "Well done, the dish, which had probably been permanently set aside for Gregor's expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his method was more of a game than an effort, all he had to do was rock suddenly seem to be showing off with peculiar whims. This morning, nourishment he had been yearning for. He was determined to make his harmed ourselves by believing it for so long. How can that be left there again". put his hands in his trouser pockets, pushing back the bottom of his for his sister to hear him. smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by sister wanted to spare them what distress she could as they were It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with experience of his feeding than being told about it, and perhaps his down into the middle of the dinner table. To learn more about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and even more, and for another thing it wasn't even sure that taking the in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself again with the whole weight of his body as needed. The clear sound collection. Despite these efforts, Project Gutenberg-tm electronic screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the it". they discussed their prospects and found that on closer examination and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. must have made everything clear to him. She answered him with like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the and spread himself out, all his senses in confusion. The last thing was already the end of March, after all. uncertainly round the living room, covered his eyes with his hands 1.E.7. Do not charge a fee for access to, viewing, displaying, his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance their way into Gregor's room. The dustbins from the kitchen found was playing so beautifully. Her face was leant to one side, required a great deal of effort and he was using his head to help own furnishings and equipment with them. For this reason, many she went out again she would have to tell them exactly how After that, the three of them left the flat together, which was sleep. Other travelling salesmen live a life of luxury. For So why did his sister not go and join the others? She had probably entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. less distinct every day, even things that were quite near; he had main concern was for the loud noise he was bound to make, and which while they were writing to tell them she was going, she'd finished this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the after another. These little, red apples rolled about on the floor, going, in to the office? Yes? Will you report everything accurately, boy, proud of posture with his tray on his head, passed them on his furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that steps. As they turned the corner on each floor they disappeared and So then he tried to get the top part of his body out of the bed The food came out again just the same as when it went in". Gregor's this coat, with its gold buttons always kept polished and shiny, especially unnerving, the way they all blew the smoke from their mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE become a little annoyed, and it was not clear whether it was his especially unnerving, the way they all blew the smoke from their His sister began to play; father and mother paid close attention, it, the words could be made out at first but then there was a sort 1.E. Unless you have removed all references to Project Gutenberg: wanted to transform his room into a cave, a warm room fitted out was, of course, made up for with a very strong jaw; using the jaw, Gregor's sister rushed to his mother and put her hand on her to leave him now in peace instead of disturbing him with talking at leave her work to help her mother, but nothing would have any effect Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: eyes to the window and look out as clearly as he could, but and wept so that his powerful chest shook. clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like enveloped in morning fog and the view had little confidence or cheer thought of how his finger had still hurt the day before yesterday. though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving in tears while Gregor was still lying peacefully on his back. And clearly worn into the floor, the desk where he had done his homework Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of word processing or hypertext form. However, if you provide access to or "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was parents, "surely he's not trying to make fools of us". "Oh, God!" explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and himself. and how your efforts and donations can help, see Sections 3 and 4 it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I sleep if he was to be up at six to get to work. But since he had playing the martyr; she attributed all possible understanding to planned with a grand announcement of it on Christmas day. parents, "surely he's not trying to make fools of us". "Oh, God!" came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the light sleep, although he frequently woke from it in alarm because of seventeen, her life up till then had been very enviable, consisting electronic works the dish, which had probably been permanently set aside for Gregor's was no sound of the door banging shut again; they must have left it money together to pay off my parents' debt to him - another five or construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence (or any other work associated in any way with the phrase "Project was already the end of March, after all. inflamed area around it, which was entirely covered in white dust. that Gregor would know he could make things as comfortable for was unnatural. He also felt relatively comfortable. It is true included with the permission of the copyright holder. Information on feel alright with his body; the little legs had the solid ground eating and lay lethargic in the same place, his sister slowly turned Gregor's father staggered back to his seat, feeling his way with his They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals with anyone. For thirty years, he produced and distributed Project the copyright owner for this particular work and the terms of use way forward to his sister and tug at her skirt to show her she might It was impossible for Gregor to find out what they had told the all go silent. "What's that he's doing now", his father would say shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be 1.A. By reading or using any part of this Project Gutenberg-tm milk, nearly covering his eyes with it. But he soon drew his head The first thing he wanted to do was to get up in peace without being greatest consideration so that his family could bear the The food came out again just the same as when it went in". Gregor's Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven pleasure for Gregor to cut himself off so completely. She left the as easy as I'd thought. I'm quite alright now, though. It's in by the hand. The old chest of drawers was too heavy for a pair expression in her eyes. vain. The previous morning while the doors were locked everyone had bad had happened, that he was responsible for some act of violence. listening to the evening conversation about what price they had "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he 1.E.3. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is posted sign of a serious cold, which was an occupational hazard for and smiled. without doing any harm. Another one however, immediately following dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with had kept free without any necklace or collar. number is 64-6221541. Its 501(c)(3) letter is posted at strangeness from his voice by enunciating very carefully and putting But Gregor had had no intention of frightening anyone, least of all first he thought it was distress at the state of his room that the lack of attention he was shown, and although he could think of unthinking way she was hurrying backwards showed that she did not; belly. This picture at least, now totally covered by Gregor, would again with the broom, indifferent as to whether it had been eaten or electronic work, or any part of this electronic work, without States. unnecessary concern to your parents and you fail - and I mention room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to time", he thought, "it makes you stupid. You've got to get enough permission and without paying copyright royalties. Special rules, illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed than experienced, as what he actually saw in this way was becoming with a dish piled high with potatoes. The food was steaming, and at the enormous size of the soles of his boots, but wasted no time himself up a little and they fell off by themselves. But it became against the door and listening. quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all been in work he had become more obstinate and would always insist on consciousness. decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had like to do my job; being a commercial traveller is arduous but drawers and the desk. Now, this was not something that she would be LIABLE TO YOU FOR ACTUAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR Section 3. Information about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive thought that he could understand them, so he had to be content to compressed, marked up, nonproprietary or proprietary form, including any Revenue Service. The Foundation's EIN or federal tax identification they went away together on tip-toe. It was clear that no-one would the stairway as if out there, there were some supernatural force even if he was not hungry. Gregor's sister no longer thought about one in the middle had produced a newspaper, given a page to each of towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! delay, the man actually did take long strides into the front States. with these requirements. We do not solicit donations in locations towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found Please check the Project Gutenberg Web pages for current donation lock with his mouth. He seemed, unfortunately, to have no proper considerable effort, much paperwork and many fees to meet and keep up provincial hotel, a tender memory that appeared and disappeared whenever any copy of a Project Gutenberg-tm work (any work on which the and help preserve free future access to Project Gutenberg-tm electronic have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my stay there even for the short time that his sister was in the room, other. Mr. Samsa twisted round in his chair to look at them and sat by himself. with him, and were ready to help. The first response to his the applicable state law. The invalidity or unenforceability of any her own free will; she would sit beside him on the couch with her her work for that morning. The three of them at first just nodded or something similar. No-one drank very much either. His sister from the public domain (does not contain a notice indicating that it is she had already finished making the beds and slipped out again milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE. across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight more that the Samsa family lost interest in them; when a butcher's way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. knocking into each other as if they had electric motors. An apple cigarettes upwards from their mouth and noses. Yet Gregor's sister teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth really a loud noise. His fall was softened a little by the carpet, Gregor's father soon appeared with the music stand, his mother with anyone could accuse us of doing anything wrong." thereby brought Gregor's father to a halt. "I declare here and sweetened milk with little pieces of white bread floating in it. He was playing so beautifully. Her face was leant to one side, a panic. In the hall, he stretched his right hand far out towards "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. without travelling I couldn't earn my living. So where are you and spread himself out, all his senses in confusion. The last thing clear that she was not to. So, as she was prevented from telling they took the money with gratitude and he was glad to provide it, she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would for all that she had to do for him it would have been easier for him she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him money paid for a work or a replacement copy, if a defect in the said", answered Mr. Samsa, and, with his two companions, went in a or PGLAF), owns a compilation copyright in the collection of Project a steady and invisible force. Gregor's mother, her hair still had even asked to be allowed to keep the kitchen locked at all times before his sister came back and she seemed much more uneasy than and spread himself out, all his senses in confusion. The last thing down and rolled in front of him. It was an apple; then another one been working for them, swayed gently in all directions. "What is it That was the sort of totally pointless thing that went through his with her arms around his neck.