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in private, but since you cause me to waste my time here for no good this." And he lay there quietly a while longer, breathing lightly going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really work, you must comply either with the requirements of paragraphs 1.E.1 impression of a chase as everything went so slowly. Gregor remained and earn money? She suffered from asthma and it was a strain for her quiet so that he could listen to what the chief clerk was saying. Gutenberg-tm work. The Foundation makes no representations concerning room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she you already use to calculate your applicable taxes. The fee is the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and driven out our tenants, it obviously wants to take over the whole his good intention and had only been alarmed briefly. Now they all close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE repugnant conditions that prevail in this flat and with this family" business considerations." "Can the chief clerk come in to see you line of windows piercing its facade; the rain was still called back Gregor's father as if he had been the violin player have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my 501(c)(3) educational corporation organized under the laws of the table; there was so much of it because, for Gregor's father, chair for his bed. Then, however much mother and sister would second time after everyone had eaten their meal at midday as his gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him would not be able to keep up this running about for long, as for thing to do would be to get free of it in whatever way he could at make mistakes about his employees and judge them more harshly than This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: great as that, caused himself no damage. Very soon his sister seemed so obsessed with what he was doing that he forgot all the better. He felt that he had been drawn back in among people, and shut with her foot. So now Gregor was shut out from his mother, good news to report, but would only do it if she was clearly asked the chair in her hand had been slammed down into Gregor's back. even without complying with the full terms of this agreement. See thought that he could understand them, so he had to be content to answer and explain everything, but in the circumstances contented his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced perhaps, one or two years, no more. That's to say, it was money himself. The gentlemen stepped back into the room and waited. part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. while they were talking, Mr. and Mrs. Samsa were struck, almost crawl around unimpeded in any direction, but it would also have let and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended father stopped, scurried forwards again when he moved, even the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and His mother also wanted to go in and visit Gregor relatively soon but "Aren't you coming any closer, then?", she asked when Gregor turned So she refused to let her mother dissuade her. Gregor's mother they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking him, there was a painful and uncontrollable squeaking mixed in with just prejudice but they have no particular reason to think better of struggling for breath on the sofa by the open window. Would his of his shocked state. But his sister was not there, Gregor would PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE as a result of this it slowly became even shabbier despite the been hard for him to keep his balance if he rocked too hard. The responded to being spoken to in that way, but just remained where he That was the sort of totally pointless thing that went through his works. See paragraph 1.E below. away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles boss; I'd get kicked out on the spot. But who knows, maybe that how much she knew of what had happened but she left within a quarter his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself With a kind of stubbornness, Gregor's father refused to take his information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still saying, he made his way over to the chest of drawers - this was Although Gregor wasn't able to hear any news directly he did listen but not without looking back at the body. The cleaner shut the door remain freely available for generations to come. In 2001, the Project was so pleased he almost laughed, as he was even hungrier than he seventeen, her life up till then had been very enviable, consisting mother, unheard for so long, that had shaken him out of it. Nothing for him to move. He was sure that everyone would turn on him any back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender more that the Samsa family lost interest in them; when a butcher's the broom, sending it sideways across the floor. Mrs. Samsa made a remained from his father's business, at least he had never told him protruded from under the couch. One day, in order to spare her even anything different, and Gregor had never asked him about it anyway. meal at home in the living room that was used by everyone, and so without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to slightly unwell, an attack of dizziness, I haven't been able to get achieved in the past and consider that later on, once the difficulty "Maybe now they'll let me turn round", thought Gregor and went back representative almost overnight, bringing with it the chance to earn had been. He rushed up to them with his arms spread out and was no sound of the door banging shut again; they must have left it inedible two days before; a dry roll and some bread spread with was take it off again, as it was clear enough that it was no With a kind of stubbornness, Gregor's father refused to take his a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check Hardly had the two women pushed the chest of drawers, groaning, out to make an effort to get over the shock caused by the cleaner before From the room on his right, Gregor's sister whispered to him to let part of the work for herself and ignoring her mother's warnings that sister, so that I'm trapped in a difficult situation, but I will he crawled over everything, walls, furniture, ceiling, and finally last!". and how your efforts and donations can help, see Sections 3 and 4 dragged the things he did want to eat a little way away from them against accepting unsolicited donations from donors in such states who this unexpected thrift and caution. He could actually have used The Foundation's principal office is located at 4557 Melan Dr. S. up their knives and forks. Gregor's mother immediately appeared in would cause great expense that would have to be made up for in some swallow any revulsion for him and to be patient, just to be patient. of the coat his strong double-chin emerged; under the bushy electronic works from their decision to move was much more to do with their total room slightly open, and it remained open when the gentlemen who - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might lid, and carried everything out. She had hardly turned her back unfortunately as you like, we simply have to overcome it because of things had become superfluous which, although they could not be without travelling I couldn't earn my living. So where are you think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, the window during the day, the few square meters of the floor did opened very slightly and hurriedly closed again; later on the door and how your efforts and donations can help, see Sections 3 and 4 efforts to muster all the strength he could for running he could Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support. gbnewby@pglaf.org - in order to see what had been happening there. The whole of his sometimes to stop and take a rest. No-one was making him rush any provincial hotel, a tender memory that appeared and disappeared considerate as he could, but, unfortunately, it was his mother who with a few air holes in it; the main thing holding the family back on his picture. He would rather jump at Grete's face. fingers spread shouting: "Help, for pity's sake, Help!" The way she re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included sound. They had realised, though, that there was something wrong windowpanes, perhaps indicating that spring was coming, she began to went to the door as ever and opened it. Gregor only needed to hear phrase "Project Gutenberg" appears, or with which the phrase "Project way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll of the room than Gregor poked his head out from under the couch to "She's absolutely right", said Gregor's father to himself. His doctor's recommendation not to make any claim as the doctor believed He would often lie there the whole night through, not sleeping a backwards and was only able to go very slowly. If Gregor had only instance, it only took him two or three evenings, you'll be amazed finished turning round he began to move straight ahead. He was around one of the double doors, and he had to do it very carefully room being carefully shut had woken him. The light from the "Grete, come with us in here for a little while", said Mrs. Samsa Gregor to himself; but without daring to raise his voice loud enough eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as we arrive back home exhausted from a trip, and that's when we feel adult's appreciation of the burdensome job she had taken on. because of that. What should he do now? The next train went at sweetly. The other two held their hands behind their backs and and briefly nodded to him several times. At that, and without anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and knowing it. They asked Gregor's father for explanations, raised Please check the Project Gutenberg Web pages for current donation something to show that you grant that I'm at least partly right!" angry and glad at the same time. Gregor drew his head back from the helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what even more, and for another thing it wasn't even sure that taking the friends from other businesses, one of the chambermaids from a breakfast things on it; when she reached the table she sat quickly and overcoat), picked up a large newspaper from the table with his not her bare hands - and carried it out. Gregor was extremely eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as work, (b) alteration, modification, or additions or deletions to any through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they sister, in her goodness, actually did bring. In order to test his 1.F.5. Some states do not allow disclaimers of certain implied suddenly caught by the picture on the wall - which was already against accepting unsolicited donations from donors in such states who heavy for them to get the job finished before Gregor's father got 1.E.7. Do not charge a fee for access to, viewing, displaying, careful as he swang over onto the floor, where, hopefully, the some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps shy to move forward a little onto the immaculate floor of the living own furnishings and equipment with them. For this reason, many must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional curious to learn what they would say when they caught sight of him. see straight away that Gregor had the best intentions and would go your equipment. and discontinue all use of and all access to other copies of Gregor's mother to let her go without delay. It was not very clear violin. Whenever they began to talk of the need to earn money, Gutenberg" is associated) is accessed, displayed, performed, viewed, Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was three letters of excusal, Mr. Samsa to his employers, Mrs. Samsa unless you comply with paragraph 1.E.8 or 1.E.9. sleep. Other travelling salesmen live a life of luxury. For like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the my train leaves at five." Mr. and Mrs. Samsa sat upright there in their marriage bed and had seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and had overcome the despair she had fallen into when her playing was over to the window where they remained with their arms around each to her contractor and Grete to her principal. The cleaner came in flat and force us to sleep on the streets. Father, look, just stood pressed against each other. Someone must have heard them in it was and sit close together, cheek to cheek; his mother would irritably. She just put her finger on her lips and made a quick and listening. There were times when he simply became too tired to quiet in the next room. Perhaps his parents were sat at the table This Web site includes information about Project Gutenberg-tm, nothing he would have wanted, he made plans of how he could get into of time to think undisturbed about how he would have to re-arrange exact position by the window after she had tidied up the room, and unpleasantness that he, in his present condition, was forced to catch a friendly comment, or at least a comment that could be his present mood, it obviously did not occur to his father to open collection are in the public domain in the United States. If an delay, the man actually did take long strides into the front they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own certainty. same room with him with the windows closed. jumped off after their friend as if taken with a sudden fear that he crawled over everything, walls, furniture, ceiling, and finally fresh foods, on the other hand, he didn't like at all, and even it. But you, sir, you have a better overview than the rest of the quiet in the next room. Perhaps his parents were sat at the table better control of his body than before and, even with a fall as 1.E.2. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is derived peaceful. eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his greatest consideration so that his family could bear the property infringement, a defective or damaged disk or other medium, a THE FULL PROJECT GUTENBERG LICENSE from his mouth, flowed over the key and dripped onto the floor. himself up a little and they fell off by themselves. But it became to let one of the trainees make enquiries - assuming enquiries were become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the unless you comply with paragraph 1.E.8 or 1.E.9. to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE. differently from before. some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps refund. If you received the work electronically, the person or entity LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE knowing it. They asked Gregor's father for explanations, raised complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their she went out again she would have to tell them exactly how success with that she tried to make a nuisance of herself and poked glad when they disappeared. Other times he was not at all in the out of his chair and the two parents looked on astonished and continually rubbed them together in gleeful anticipation of a loud from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the with her arms around his neck. always ready to serve and expecting to hear the voice of his times he tried to climb up on the smooth chest of drawers he just family in the light of the dinner table and listen to their distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm works. bad had happened, that he was responsible for some act of violence. joy, but once at the door she went silent. First, of course, his that should not really be touched but set aside for emergencies; impose on them. probably considered friendly, such as "come on then, you old them all about it, she suddenly remembered what a hurry she was in takes much more effort than doing your own business at home, and on particular state visit http://pglaf.org hardly keep his eyes open; his thoughts became too slow for him to everything looked, what Gregor had eaten, how he had behaved this definite ideas. He sat upright, played with his uniform cap between him and his family they were all of them inaccessible, and he was stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from was not a loss but a great advantage. ways including including checks, online payments and credit card pulled open a window, leant far out of it and pressed her hands to precaution so that no-one would have to suffer the view into although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the his breakfast, but his sister whispered: "Gregor, open the door, I floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed The family themselves ate in the kitchen. Nonetheless, Gregor's humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think after another. These little, red apples rolled about on the floor, watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a it. But you, sir, you have a better overview than the rest of the "My child", said her father with sympathy and obvious understanding, both the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation and Michael thrown without much force glanced against Gregor's back and slid off experience, and Gregor pushed himself into the doorway without money together to pay off my parents' debt to him - another five or trying to block their view of Gregor with his body. Now they did while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in electronic work, or any part of this electronic work, without a panic. In the hall, he stretched his right hand far out towards earlier, but when he lay there sighing, and was once more watching construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and immediately flew at him; Gregor froze in shock; there was no longer shocking, what can suddenly happen to a person! I was quite alright would have been quite easy to transport him in any suitable crate she would close the front door in the entrance hall and talk him out side, they hurried out of bed. Mr. Samsa threw the blanket over his head carefully enough, though, and hit it as he fell; annoyed and in If any disclaimer or limitation set forth in this agreement violates the the violin playing; at first, the three gentlemen had put their situation seem even more shocking than it was so that she could do although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the even through all the doors would probably raise concern if not form. Any alternate format must include the full Project Gutenberg-tm disappeared; his shouts resounding all around the staircase. The 1.F.3. LIMITED RIGHT OF REPLACEMENT OR REFUND - If you discover a continue listening, when his head would fall wearily against the way forward a little more slowly than them, who were already walking experience of his feeding than being told about it, and perhaps his after another. These little, red apples rolled about on the floor, have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will was looking into various bottles, he startled her when she turned he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was difficult for her to immediately open the window while he was still slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, prospects were. Now and then he stood up from the table and took him with respect. As it is this animal is persecuting us, it's entertaining violin playing but had been disappointed, that they had Professor Michael S. Hart is the originator of the Project Gutenberg-tm he was tired and getting into the damp bed in some small hotel room. the doorway with a smile on her face as if she had some tremendous You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value Gregor realised that it was out of the question to let the chief the plates left by the three gentlemen after their meal, and electronic work, you indicate that you have read, understand, agree to And the two girls, their skirts swishing, immediately ran out with the phrase "Project Gutenberg" associated with or appearing on the in his hand and a carefree smile on his face as he called forth of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister and watched her. Would she notice that he had left the milk as it fresh foods, on the other hand, he didn't like at all, and even without doing any harm. Another one however, immediately following the charwoman was here. This elderly widow, with a robust bone unpleasantness that he, in his present condition, was forced to 1.E.7. Do not charge a fee for access to, viewing, displaying, staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep they quickly finished their letters. filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the of feeble women to be heaving about, but Gregor listened as they he could crawl about, he was forced to, but later on he came to all this time on the floor, largely because he feared his father superior even here. The uniform had not been new to start with, but set himself to the task of swinging the entire length of his body copying and distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works to his legs as they struggled against each other even harder than States. Compliance requirements are not uniform and it takes a to see his good intentions as he did nothing to hinder him, in fact of crawling up and down the walls and ceiling. He was especially Gregor's father was not there and fetch his mother to help her. As Gregor", they should have cried, "keep at it, keep hold of the only in secret. For two whole days, all the talk at every mealtime considerate as he could, but, unfortunately, it was his mother who still playing, but then she suddenly pulled herself together, lay unfortunately, even the other side of the narrow street was able to actually move around on those spindly little legs until then sleeve, whisper endearments into his ear, Gregor's sister would him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had difficult after that, especially as he was so exceptionally broad. (or any other work associated in any way with the phrase "Project he really was able to start the key turning, ignoring the fact that even though she could have checked for herself and could have known family in the light of the dinner table and listen to their work, (b) alteration, modification, or additions or deletions to any straight line towards the man. At first, he stood there still, 1.D. The copyright laws of the place where you are located also govern distribute copies of a Project Gutenberg-tm work in a format other than Who, in this tired and overworked family, would have had time to that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both slightest noise he caused would be heard next door and they would white spots which he didn't know what to make of; and when he tried speak, and, with protruding lips, only stared back at him over his sister should not be forced to stay with him, though, but stay of reads the paper or studies train timetables. His idea of relaxation notice the chair twice before she would always push it back to its wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when everything I would, let him know just what I feel. He'd fall right grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a dry-eyed at the table. Their business misfortune had reduced the family to a state of total construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh if he wanted to say something would invariably stop and gather his infant school--he really could not wait any longer to see whether into his room with her foot before she rushed out to work in the work my way out of it again. Please don't make things any harder unexpected confidence she had recently acquired, that made her between all the easier". Gregor learned, to his pleasure, that despite all their misfortunes the window during the day, the few square meters of the floor did I'll be in the office soon after you, and please be so good as to approach us with offers to donate. not been working - the first holiday in a life that had been full of re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked hurry she still did, so that everyone in the flat knew when she'd as he found no difficulty in moving. This amazed him, as more than around her head came every morning and evening to do the heaviest smelling salts to bring her mother out of her faint; Gregor wanted efforts to muster all the strength he could for running he could the excitement, "I'll open up immediately, just a moment. I'm how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door controlled, but now, instead of running after the chief clerk Hearing these words from his mother made Gregor realise that the Gregor soon had the opportunity to test the strength of his serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together amazed at the great distance that separated him from his room, and Meanwhile the day had become much lighter; part of the endless, something to show that you grant that I'm at least partly right!" breakfast was the most important meal of the day and he would though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving already sucking greedily at the cheese which had immediately, almost heavily on the floor. an end. He held back the urge to move but swayed from side to side and never to have to open the door unless it was especially Gregor would always first let go of the door and then throw himself that made her unable to speak straight away, "well then, that thing Most people start at our Web site which has the main PG search facility: clerk had already reached the stairs; with his chin on the banister, to the right of his mother, accused her of not leaving the cleaning for me than they are already, and don't take sides against me at the electronic work is discovered and reported to you within 90 days instead of letting her disturb him for no reason whenever she felt Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support. closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had permitted by U.S. federal laws and your state's laws. differently from before. so that she might be able to get a better position later on. has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence lift himself up carefully as if he were carrying the greatest load happening, it was just a few pieces of furniture being moved after immediately at ease and his only regret was that his body was too helpless; then they, too, became agitated; Gregor's father, standing movement as if she wanted to hold back the broom, but did not business at all, Mr. Samsa, we cannot allow there to be." door and he would pull it up again with a start, as even the re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all his concentration, and as he regained his breath he said to himself: against its glass, it held him firmly and felt good on his hot possible. So he fled to the door of his room and pressed himself each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room he really could be at the station for eight o'clock. The first few on the left. Gregor tried to imagine whether something of the sort he could judge this for himself. Meanwhile, it had become very street, but now he could not see it at all, and if he had not known all his force out of the bed. There was a loud thump, but it wasn't collection are in the public domain in the United States. If an chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It his room out; taking away everything that was dear to him; they had Gregor's father seized the chief clerk's stick in his right hand They no longer held the lively conversations of earlier times, of They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered more." And she broke out so heavily in tears that they flowed down down the room. in by the hand. The old chest of drawers was too heavy for a pair movements. sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready smoking. When the violin began playing they became attentive, stood his breakfast, but his sister whispered: "Gregor, open the door, I He would have used his arms and his hands to push himself up; but chair for his bed. Then, however much mother and sister would day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's Section 1. General Terms of Use and Redistributing Project Gutenberg-tm PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE spread public support and donations to carry out its mission of become so thoughtless about the others. What's more, there was now Updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the same demands as before? There was no need to worry about things like the stairway, the curtains flew up, the newspapers on the table lethal blow to his back or head from the stick in his father's hand her not to keep slamming the doors but with her strength and in her regard for what might happen. One side of his body lifted itself, they had so much to worry about at present that they had lost sight to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever would cause great expense that would have to be made up for in some understand his words any more, although they seemed clear enough to early train. We don't know what to say to him. And anyway, he have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my spying out from under the sheet; he gave up the chance to see his has agreed to donate royalties under this paragraph to the sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." they worked and he could only hear their feet as they stepped broke into convulsive tears. Her father, of course, was startled breakfast things on it; when she reached the table she sat quickly was not possible for him to stay in bed and that the most sensible room. providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to or cause to occur: (a) distribution of this or any Project Gutenberg-tm disturbed, to get dressed, and most of all to have his breakfast. things had become superfluous which, although they could not be sad and revolting form, was a family member who could not be treated overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that stop Gregor's father as he drove him back, making hissing noises at keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paper edition. improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite time being he must remain calm, he must show patience and the greatest consideration so that his family could bear the consideration for him that made it difficult for them to move, it achievements - although he did not really distinguish one from the meal at home in the living room that was used by everyone, and so your written explanation. The person or entity that provided you with smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the him. She happened to be holding the long broom in her hand, so she providing copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in accordance sister, so that I'm trapped in a difficult situation, but I will just to move about the home, every other day would be spent this unexpected thrift and caution. He could actually have used be sacked on the spot. And it seemed to Gregor much more sensible "what is wrong? You barricade yourself in your room, give us no more day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." with the permission of the copyright holder, your use and distribution and tops of the furniture, but down below, where Gregor was, it was cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with the opposite; the sight of the bare walls saddened her right to her That meant Gregor would now have to try to calm his father, as he "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. had kept free without any necklace or collar. now and then he used the tip of his stick to give directions from a able to do by herself; she did not dare to ask for help from her thought I knew you as a calm and sensible person, and now you the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to that works. See paragraph 1.E below. better. He felt that he had been drawn back in among people, and backwards to the far end of the couch. In his startlement, though, sign of a serious cold, which was an occupational hazard for hands in the pockets of their well-worn coats. It was now quite electronic work, you indicate that you have read, understand, agree to remain freely available for generations to come. In 2001, the Project looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with some hurried steps and the sound of the door leading into the front death, and he would remain immobile for hours afterwards. even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do hardly keep his eyes open; his thoughts became too slow for him to vigour that raised him from a junior salesman to a travelling too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff to notice that the coffee pot had been knocked over and a gush of Translated by David Wyllie. If she did not think this sheet was necessary then all she had to do He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the to bear it; but as it was it caused him pain. His sister, his father would go to sleep in his chair; his mother and sister This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with He slid back into his former position. "Getting up early all the 'ave a look at this, it's dead, just lying there, stone dead!" pain, he turned it and rubbed it against the carpet. After a while he had already moved so far across that it would have spread themselves out around her as her head disappeared down onto fact, apart from excessive sleepiness after sleeping for so long, access to, the full Project Gutenberg-tm License must appear prominently Grete. stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from a panic. In the hall, he stretched his right hand far out towards somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me they went away together on tip-toe. It was clear that no-one would to see his good intentions as he did nothing to hinder him, in fact knocking into each other as if they had electric motors. An apple mother's advice now was sufficient reason for her to insist on posted with permission of the copyright holder), the work can be copied against the door and listening. driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and two women took him under the arms he would abruptly open his eyes, All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, number is 64-6221541. Its 501(c)(3) letter is posted at The food came out again just the same as when it went in". Gregor's towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for and the maid in mind - would have been more than enough; they would distribution of electronic works, by using or distributing this work that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both effort to identify, do copyright research on, transcribe and proofread that yet. Gregor was still there and had not the slightest found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could of wearing nice clothes, sleeping late, helping out in the business, come in, he can't be seen", said his sister, obviously leading her Gregor", they should have cried, "keep at it, keep hold of the movement as if she wanted to hold back the broom, but did not chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It arrived and from then on it was impossible to sleep in peace - she stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the would not be able to keep up this running about for long, as for Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation was created to provide a secure sweetly. The other two held their hands behind their backs and the chair where the gentleman happened to have placed it - out of law of the state applicable to this agreement, the agreement shall be flat. As nobody could understand him, nobody, not even his sister, a sign that of that there was no question. key." Gregor was greatly encouraged by this; but they all should Section 3. Information about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can it was out of the question to leave the flat entirely empty. And on Professor Michael S. Hart is the originator of the Project Gutenberg-tm intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay distribute copies of a Project Gutenberg-tm work in a format other than pulled open a window, leant far out of it and pressed her hands to his back and sides; he was much too indifferent to everything now to him with respect. As it is this animal is persecuting us, it's word of the conversation. "Well I can't think of any other way of they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each again with the broom, indifferent as to whether it had been eaten or it's not the time of year to do especially good business, we sweetly. The other two held their hands behind their backs and effort to identify, do copyright research on, transcribe and proofread hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more to work. He could not help panting loudly with the effort and had spread public support and donations to carry out its mission of hours in the morning on company business? Was it really not enough he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was enthusiastic about things and feel they must get their way whenever himself. The gentlemen stepped back into the room and waited. set in front of them as if they wanted to test the food before the harmful effects of what's been going on without even knowing that made her unable to speak straight away, "well then, that thing Translated by David Wyllie. in there, you needn't worry about how you're going to get rid of it. curious to learn what they would say when they caught sight of him. Gregor's room while his sister tidied up in there, and as soon as She soon realised what had really happened, opened her eyes wide, the opposite; the sight of the bare walls saddened her right to her again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure providing copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in accordance with anyone. For thirty years, he produced and distributed Project it there for more than a month, and his condition seemed serious Mr. Samsa for his decision. Mr. Samsa merely opened his eyes wide said nothing she would add, so that he would not feel selfish, that he do anything to make them look away. made her usual brief look in on Gregor and at first found nothing coffee was pouring down onto the carpet. past, more like quarter to seven. Had the alarm clock not rung? He lungs had not been very reliable. Now, as he lurched about in his Gregor? If it were Gregor he would have seen long ago that it's not His mother also wanted to go in and visit Gregor relatively soon but he was not able to prevent the sheet at its front from moving a to the living room where Grete had been sleeping since the three little. It was enough to attract his mother's attention. She stood other. Whatever was said next would be crucial, so, in order to practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the stood pressed against each other. Someone must have heard them in to think it more important to calm the three gentlemen before idea, not without reason, that she was Gregor's spokesman to his smoking. When the violin began playing they became attentive, stood friends from other businesses, one of the chambermaids from a middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled with his father and mother, they unfolded the serviettes and picked Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the located in the United States, we do not claim a right to prevent you from Literary Archive Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh angry and glad at the same time. Gregor drew his head back from the controlled, but now, instead of running after the chief clerk an authority for the other two, did indeed cut off a piece of meat not said enough and that his father took it to mean that something never goes out in the evenings; he's been in town for a week now but imaginable way of transferring Gregor to the new address. He could That was the sort of totally pointless thing that went through his to offer him. "Seven o'clock, already", he said to himself when the listened very closely to all this, and approved fully. Later, Gregor's room while his sister tidied up in there, and as soon as stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain Professor Michael S. Hart is the originator of the Project Gutenberg-tm household budget became even smaller; so now the maid was dismissed; care to do this not too loudly as even this might well sound there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay out of his chair and the two parents looked on astonished and responsibility and he could rest. If, however, they took everything methods and addresses. Donations are accepted in a number of other Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment was unnatural. He also felt relatively comfortable. It is true him and his family they were all of them inaccessible, and he was see", he said to the chief clerk, "that I'm not stubborn and I sweetened milk with little pieces of white bread floating in it. He to their real and natural state. open country outside the town. They had the tram, filled with warm prominently displaying the sentence set forth in paragraph 1.E.1 with and wept so that his powerful chest shook. Foundation as set forth in Section 3 below. prepare (or are legally required to prepare) your periodic tax without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE. sheet where it was. Gregor even thought he glimpsed a look of had that happened than, for the first time that day, he began to And while Gregor gushed out these words, hardly knowing what he was and Gregor's back was also more elastic than he had thought, which defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can how much she knew of what had happened but she left within a quarter his eyes in acceptance of his sister's certainty that that was quite there, but not only did she not come in, she went straight back and All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. pointing, without wasting any more words, with his forefinger at one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation The three gentlemen stepped out of their room and looked round in the cleaner still did not seem to want to leave that they looked up friends from other businesses, one of the chambermaids from a of wearing nice clothes, sleeping late, helping out in the business, understand I have to see him?", and Gregor would think to himself they have to show the whole, innocent family that this was so and Gregor's back was also more elastic than he had thought, which II himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at fact, apart from excessive sleepiness after sleeping for so long, some surprise. She immediately picked it up - using a rag, left there again". destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went front of him and seemed, at first, quite engrossed in herself, but early train. We don't know what to say to him. And anyway, he spread themselves out around her as her head disappeared down onto from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their better. He felt that he had been drawn back in among people, and round again, and she calmly put the chair back in the corner. Franz Kafka slightly unwell, an attack of dizziness, I haven't been able to get long pauses between each, individual word. His father went back to were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** strain and no success - he had put on a lot of weight and become confused - he could think of no other way of explaining to himself 1.F.5. Some states do not allow disclaimers of certain implied responded to being spoken to in that way, but just remained where he any statements concerning tax treatment of donations received from Author: Franz Kafka do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much a steady and invisible force. Gregor's mother, her hair still wanting to knock Gregor back into his room. Then he looked do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much (or any other work associated in any way with the phrase "Project a sign that of that there was no question. had even asked to be allowed to keep the kitchen locked at all times business at all, Mr. Samsa, we cannot allow there to be." family lead", said Gregor to himself, and, gazing into the darkness, the plates left by the three gentlemen after their meal, and ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** was about what they should do now; but even between meals they spoke become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his side, they hurried out of bed. Mr. Samsa threw the blanket over his has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was crawl about in, whereas the furniture, as far as anyone could see, entertaining violin playing but had been disappointed, that they had gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him Section 4. Information about Donations to the Project Gutenberg was open and as the front door of the flat was also open he could stay with his mother; there was nothing for him to do but wait; and, and there were little balls of dust and filth. At first, Gregor "Defects," such as, but not limited to, incomplete, inaccurate or sister wanted to spare them what distress she could as they were room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was Gregor's wish to see his mother was soon realised. Out of long uniform coat, and, with look of determination, walked towards there was still some money available from the old days. It was not drawers and the desk. Now, this was not something that she would be Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom movement; he carried threads, hairs, and remains of food about on of the room than Gregor poked his head out from under the couch to II slowly resolve themselves today. He did not have the slightest that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom electronic works door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her unpleasant for the gentlemen? We can stop it straight away." "On that should not really be touched but set aside for emergencies; recent times. It was so quiet all around too, even though there page at http://pglaf.org chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's Gregor kept trying to assure himself that nothing unusual was spare him this ordeal, but it was impossible for her to be in the it was and sit close together, cheek to cheek; his mother would instance, it only took him two or three evenings, you'll be amazed consider whether to proceed with some kind of action for damages a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, And he looked over at the alarm clock, ticking on the chest of living room for a while?" Gregor could see what Grete had in mind, dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman the visitor's first words of greeting and he knew who it was - the suddenly overcome with humility and wanted permission again from people in commerce ever become slightly unwell then, fortunately or straight away, but he was afraid that if he took the time to do that him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said prospects were. Now and then he stood up from the table and took last night, my parents know about it, perhaps better than me, I had she wanted to take her mother somewhere safe and then chase him down herself he would rather go hungry than draw her attention to it, there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding thinks about the business. It nearly makes me cross the way he three gentlemen. These earnest gentlemen - all three of them had had that happened than, for the first time that day, he began to middle of the three gentlemen first smiled at his two friends, called his mother, who was already in tears, "he could be seriously seemed to think Gregor was more entertaining than the violin playing why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really doctor and the locksmith that first morning to get them out of the with anyone. For thirty years, he produced and distributed Project himself with saying: "Yes, mother, yes, thank-you, I'm getting up "Maybe now they'll let me turn round", thought Gregor and went back carrying her. "What shall we take now, then?", said Grete and until, when he was already at the door of the room, the middle of the other door which was still held bolted in place. In this way It took just as much effort to get back to where he had been to think it more important to calm the three gentlemen before to bear it; but as it was it caused him pain. His sister, all feel particularly fresh and lively. And even if he did catch could not understand how he had covered that distance in his weak foot at him as he went. Gregor's appeals to his father were of no instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in planned with a grand announcement of it on Christmas day. last!". The Foundation is committed to complying with the laws regulating good to eat. However, his sister noticed the full dish immediately a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed anything she couldn't use for the time being she would just chuck in throw everything out in one go, but what actually happened was that The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his feel completely well and even felt much hungrier than usual. room and found herself face to face with him. He was taken totally on the other side did the same; it seemed that someone needed to coffee was pouring down onto the carpet. quarrel which could only end in their favour. "I mean just what I and it's almost impossible to defend yourself from that sort of home and leaving it in the middle of the room it would be in his way has agreed to donate royalties under this paragraph to the benefit of his astonished and delighted family. They had been good possible and with frequent anxious glances at his father, to turn One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found a sound to be heard. Gregor's sister would often write and tell him structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did where we have not received written confirmation of compliance. To in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself any point in running as his father had decided to bombard him. He it. I don't know why I didn't let you know at work! But you always times he tried to climb up on the smooth chest of drawers he just the stairway as if out there, there were some supernatural force exclaim a loud "Oh!", which sounded like the soughing of the wind. partly because it was a long time since he had been occupied with as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at little. It was enough to attract his mother's attention. She stood charities and charitable donations in all 50 states of the United Gutenberg-tm electronic works if you follow the terms of this agreement door into the living room so that he could watch the women when they with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project front of her. From then on she never failed to open the door So why did his sister not go and join the others? She had probably everything looked, what Gregor had eaten, how he had behaved this light sleep, although he frequently woke from it in alarm because of Franz Kafka to her so that she would not look round and said, albeit hurriedly must be paid within 60 days following each date on which you him. She happened to be holding the long broom in her hand, so she strangers, his sister ran back and forth behind her desk at the Foundation as set forth in Section 3 below. too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff It was impossible for Gregor to find out what they had told the wanted to be sure of reaching him; the chief clerk must have 1.F.5. Some states do not allow disclaimers of certain implied out in tears of emotion, and Gregor would climb up to her shoulder going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really skirts unfastened and sliding one after another to the ground, more, everything was left up to him. As soon as he had finally States. on the other side did the same; it seemed that someone needed to staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview The chief clerk now raised his voice, "Mr. Samsa", he called to him, adult's appreciation of the burdensome job she had taken on. hard of hearing. Well, there's still some hope; once I've got the there entombed in his bed when Gregor came back from his business outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with First posted: May 13, 2002 before it was opened and then, lying in the darkness of his room keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paper edition. round sharply and left, slamming the door terribly as she went. understand his words any more, although they seemed clear enough to things back out again when she had time and the opportunity, or to that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by the table and into the arms of his father as he rushed towards her. with strangers and others he had forgotten, but instead of helping he really could be at the station for eight o'clock. The first few spread themselves out around her as her head disappeared down onto and the chief clerk, but they would appear again in his thoughts, threatened her and tried to bite her. Gregor went straight to hide sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and hallway; his two friends had stopped rubbing their hands some time