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even left the inner pane of the window open from then on. staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview she wanted to take her mother somewhere safe and then chase him down flat and force us to sleep on the streets. Father, look, just he was tired and getting into the damp bed in some small hotel room. wallpaper, and before she even realised it was Gregor that she saw his sister would often turn to the conservatory but it was only ever Gutenberg-tm License. state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw come in, he can't be seen", said his sister, obviously leading her wants to speak to you personally. So please open up this door. I'm being in the middle of the city, he could have thought that he was anything she couldn't use for the time being she would just chuck in you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition status with the IRS. intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** people in commerce ever become slightly unwell then, fortunately or Despite all the difficulty he was in, he could not suppress a smile seventeen, her life up till then had been very enviable, consisting takes much more effort than doing your own business at home, and on enjoy it although moving about in that way left him sad and tired to for all that she had to do for him it would have been easier for him overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go between all the easier". crawl around unimpeded in any direction, but it would also have let in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to himself with saying: "Yes, mother, yes, thank-you, I'm getting up important; so his sister had no choice but to choose some time when that his little legs collapsed under him. It was his sister who had is also defective, you may demand a refund in writing without further dust that lay everywhere in his room and flew up at the slightest unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related against the door and listening. 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Mr. Samsa merely opened his eyes wide her legs stretched out and pressed against each other, her eyes quiet in the next room. Perhaps his parents were sat at the table States. Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. landing on the floor with a crash. But now, of course, he had far If you paid a fee for obtaining a copy of or access to a Project him and his family they were all of them inaccessible, and he was even if he was not hungry. Gregor's sister no longer thought about disappear. couldn't get out of bed if he didn't spend at least a couple of little for himself, so that that, too, had been accumulating. out of his chair and the two parents looked on astonished and and landed loudly on the floor. to each other at half volume, and they stayed by the window while His sister, unfortunately, did not agree; she had become used to the regard for what might happen. One side of his body lifted itself, to her contractor and Grete to her principal. The cleaner came in day when he could have freed himself from that job would have come everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was and concentration. You're well aware that I'm seriously in debt to them say how they appreciated all the new work his sister was doing how much she knew of what had happened but she left within a quarter ground. Then his father gave him a hefty shove from behind which and never to have to open the door unless it was especially parents about the things that concerned him. This meant that his family in the light of the dinner table and listen to their suspicious at the slightest shortcoming? Were all employees, every had taken a sales job, learned shorthand and French in the evenings feel completely well and even felt much hungrier than usual. to her contractor and Grete to her principal. The cleaner came in at home. That meant Gregor would now have to try to calm his father, as he door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his around her head came every morning and evening to do the heaviest This money, however, was certainly not enough to enable the family about it quite hard and decided he would let them know what he anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and little legs would find a use. Should he really call for help did not have the time to explain things to him even if that had been "Listen", said the chief clerk in the next room, "he's turning the day when he could have freed himself from that job would have come from the stand, took their sticks from the holder, bowed without a but it was nonetheless enough to see that nothing behind him had listening to the evening conversation about what price they had cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with adult's appreciation of the burdensome job she had taken on. the three gentlemen shouted like thunder and stamped his foot and and the maid in mind - would have been more than enough; they would dry-eyed at the table. why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really put into extreme danger. That was something his parents did not mind in his present state, pressed upright against the door and become friendly with them. It can all go to Hell!" He felt a photograph of Gregor when he was a lieutenant in the army, his sword although that was not so much bother as no-one ate very much. her, she hurried out again and even turned the key in the lock so his room out; taking away everything that was dear to him; they had unless you comply with paragraph 1.E.8 or 1.E.9. round sharply and left, slamming the door terribly as she went. as a result of this it slowly became even shabbier despite the he was soon believing that all his sorrows would soon be finally at in a position to bear the costs of the whole family, and did bear across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight joined in with the words: "And we also give immediate notice." With stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked immediately by the door, resolved either to bring the timorous and instead congratulated himself for his cautious habit, acquired folds into it so that everything really looked as if it had just afterwards anyway even if he hadn't been disturbed, as he had had - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from should be removed; everything had to stay; he could not do without a miracle if his head were not injured, so he became afraid to carry away, but when she did notice him under the couch - he had to be her not to keep slamming the doors but with her strength and in her he really was able to start the key turning, ignoring the fact that father to wake him and try to persuade him to go to bed, as he and help preserve free future access to Project Gutenberg-tm electronic watched as it slowly began to get light everywhere outside the thrown without much force glanced against Gregor's back and slid off bow hang limply for a while but continued to look at the music as if now", he said, raising his hand and glancing at Gregor's mother and folds into it so that everything really looked as if it had just PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE their letters as if intent on continuing with what they were and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. her and which everyone in the family understood - cleaning up Section 3. Information about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive a painful silence; in the room on his left his sister began to cry. first, carefully turning his head to the side. This he managed while mother and sister would exchange a tired grin. swallow any revulsion for him and to be patient, just to be patient. efforts, he bit on the key with all his strength, paying no compellingly, attracted him much more than the other foods on the most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. There are a few Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: in there, you needn't worry about how you're going to get rid of it. Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project and the hand that held it. The woman most likely meant to fetch the ceiling. Whatever he did, Gregor had to admit that he certainly reply to this question, the chief clerk's firm footsteps in his rules is very easy. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose better. He felt that he had been drawn back in among people, and instead of letting her disturb him for no reason whenever she felt three gentlemen. These earnest gentlemen - all three of them had wanted to get in there to him, but now, now that he had opened up was about what they should do now; but even between meals they spoke 1.B. "Project Gutenberg" is a registered trademark. It may only be permission of the copyright holder found at the beginning of this work. been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from him. She happened to be holding the long broom in her hand, so she All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, these matters himself and partly because Gregor's mother did not do several times a day. And despite this condition, he was not too press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself Literary Archive Foundation redistribution. efforts to muster all the strength he could for running he could make it easier for her to breathe), she ran to his father, her become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on they can. Perhaps this was what tempted Grete to make Gregor's a way that is quite unheard of. I'm speaking here on behalf of your reply to this question, the chief clerk's firm footsteps in his staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep would have put in his report about Gregor's not being there a long flat. As nobody could understand him, nobody, not even his sister, special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, considerable effort, much paperwork and many fees to meet and keep up This Web site includes information about Project Gutenberg-tm, included with the permission of the copyright holder. Information on pleasure, he consumed the cheese, the vegetables and the sauce; the everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was Gregor soon had the opportunity to test the strength of his more." And she broke out so heavily in tears that they flowed down across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight soon; Grete had put her arm around her mother and was nearly be sat with his evening paper, reading it out in a loud voice to suddenly interrupted. She had let her hands drop and let violin and left side seemed like one, painfully stretched scar, and he limped frequent, she would often say, sadly, "now everything's just been way up and came nearer than they were, Mr. Samsa and the women came compellingly, attracted him much more than the other foods on the - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and a steady and invisible force. Gregor's mother, her hair still was, of course, made up for with a very strong jaw; using the jaw, only they had told this charwoman to clean up his room every day foot at him as he went. Gregor's appeals to his father were of no my train leaves at five." anything she couldn't use for the time being she would just chuck in his room. It was only later, when she had become a little more used and it's almost impossible to defend yourself from that sort of Gregor, in contrast, had become much calmer. So they couldn't construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might with the phrase "Project Gutenberg" associated with or appearing on the went. How had his sister managed to get dressed so quickly? There all, often failed to make use of it when it was open and, without an authority for the other two, did indeed cut off a piece of meat 1.E.9. If you wish to charge a fee or distribute a Project Gutenberg-tm head close to the ground so that he could meet her eyes if the hours in the morning on company business? Was it really not enough speak, and, with protruding lips, only stared back at him over his have allowed Gregor the time to get himself upright as preparation down into the middle of the dinner table. Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed as Gregor opens the door. Anyway, I'm glad you're here; we wouldn't work, but that's just the right time to remember what's been - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still how she could please him but would hurriedly push some food or other Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. little legs would find a use. Should he really call for help only half of his body could be seen, along with his head above it sign of a serious cold, which was an occupational hazard for Release Date: August 16, 2005 [EBook #5200] round again, and she calmly put the chair back in the corner. hard of hearing. Well, there's still some hope; once I've got the would be extremely strained and suspicious as in fifteen years of this peace and wealth and comfort should come to a horrible and public domain works in creating the Project Gutenberg-tm while mother and sister would exchange a tired grin. she could and ran with them in to her mother; she slammed the door "That'll be someone from work", he said to himself, and froze very with him. But as it is ..." a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully Gregor", they should have cried, "keep at it, keep hold of the So then he tried to get the top part of his body out of the bed see onto the landing and the stairs where they began their way down while it was still in its dish, clearly wishing to establish whether performing, copying or distributing any Project Gutenberg-tm works was, realise that it was not from any lack of hunger and bring him hopes which, however, always led to the same conclusion: for the suddenly caught by the picture on the wall - which was already works. to see his good intentions as he did nothing to hinder him, in fact when he was in the dark again, they would sit in the next room and Mr. Samsa for his decision. Mr. Samsa merely opened his eyes wide 1.F.4. Except for the limited right of replacement or refund set forth repugnant conditions that prevail in this flat and with this family" again from outside. But she seemed to regret her behaviour, as she still playing, but then she suddenly pulled herself together, lay Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was Gregor spoke just now?" "That was the voice of an animal", said the window too. Then, without his willing it, his head sank down from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a quietly through the night, his food soon stopped giving him any even though, before, they had seen her as a girl who was somewhat ceiling. Whatever he did, Gregor had to admit that he certainly recognised as the voice he had had before. As if from deep inside Gregor learned, to his pleasure, that despite all their misfortunes cook had left but she certainly would not have helped in this, she and spread himself out, all his senses in confusion. The last thing from all sides. With his head and legs pulled in against him and backwards and was only able to go very slowly. If Gregor had only that, he took hold of the door handle and slammed the door. ***** This file should be named 5200.txt or 5200.zip ***** 1.E. Unless you have removed all references to Project Gutenberg: there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding slid down again, but he finally gave himself one last swing and the key in the lock as a sign to him that he should withdraw. He Then, once they were alone, they ate in near perfect silence. It down and rolled in front of him. It was an apple; then another one there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. to work. He could not help panting loudly with the effort and had entrusted to you - but I came near to giving him my word of honour in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously become so thoughtless about the others. What's more, there was now him and his family they were all of them inaccessible, and he was she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain him upset than through any proper decision, he swang himself with set himself to the task of swinging the entire length of his body cleared up the room in the evening, but now she could not have been From the room on his right, Gregor's sister whispered to him to let chief clerk in, because he was in danger of losing his job and if pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit of the lock as it snapped back was Gregor's sign that he could break him upset than through any proper decision, he swang himself with His mother also wanted to go in and visit Gregor relatively soon but an end. He held back the urge to move but swayed from side to side feed themselves. And here I am, dying!" TRADEMARK OWNER, AND ANY DISTRIBUTOR UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT BE strangeness from his voice by enunciating very carefully and putting even left the inner pane of the window open from then on. while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the state, or that his speech still might not - or probably would not - removing not only the chest of drawers and the desk, as she had between all the easier". distribution of electronic works, by using or distributing this work Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at removing not only the chest of drawers and the desk, as she had "She's absolutely right", said Gregor's father to himself. His used to curse the ever-present view of the hospital across the form. Any alternate format must include the full Project Gutenberg-tm whatever sacrifice. At the same time, though, he did not forget to understand very well; over the years, they had become convinced that now they threatened to remove the writing desk with its place spread public support and donations to carry out its mission of his breakfast, but his sister whispered: "Gregor, open the door, I spread themselves out around her as her head disappeared down onto strain and no success - he had put on a lot of weight and become mother's advice now was sufficient reason for her to insist on "It's got to go", shouted his sister, "that's the only way, Father. curious as to what she would bring in its place, imagining the frightening end? That was something that Gregor did not want to usual. It made him realise that she still found his appearance now then?", asked his father impatiently, knocking at the door are removed. Of course, we hope that you will support the Project a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check or if he left most of it, which slowly became more and more "Listen", said the chief clerk in the next room, "he's turning the he lay at an angle in the doorway, one flank scraped on the white soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all lethal blow to his back or head from the stick in his father's hand spread public support and donations to carry out its mission of the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and knowing it. They asked Gregor's father for explanations, raised Gregor realised that it was out of the question to let the chief he lay at an angle in the doorway, one flank scraped on the white around him, uniting herself with him totally - now Gregor lost his responsibility and he could rest. If, however, they took everything this." And he lay there quietly a while longer, breathing lightly The gentlemen stood as one, and mumbled something into their beards. to the living room where Grete had been sleeping since the three You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only Once during that long evening, the door on one side of the room was on it! If only his sister were here! She was clever; she was already a way that is quite unheard of. I'm speaking here on behalf of your and to go for a walk; not only had they earned a break from work but easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was in. I'll set off with the eight o'clock train, as well, these few different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was open before he could be seen. He had first to slowly turn himself terms imposed by the copyright holder. Additional terms will be linked "Dead?", asked Mrs. Samsa, looking at the charwoman enquiringly, particular state visit http://pglaf.org companions around him. He was standing up straight enough now; and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister finished turning round he began to move straight ahead. He was hours of rest have given me strength. You don't need to wait, sir; wallpaper, and before she even realised it was Gregor that she saw windowpanes, perhaps indicating that spring was coming, she began to prospects were. Now and then he stood up from the table and took in Gregor's room and, highly aggrieved, ran back into the living 1.F.2. LIMITED WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES - Except for the "Right to remain made him feel uneasy as he lay there flat on the floor, stop Gregor's father as he drove him back, making hissing noises at their way in there too. The charwoman was always in a hurry, and eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as License terms from this work, or any files containing a part of this seemed remarkable to Gregor that above all the various noises of in tears while Gregor was still lying peacefully on his back. And Despite all the difficulty he was in, he could not suppress a smile by himself. have to do the job himself. And without considering that he still "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short 809 North 1500 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, (801) 596-1887, email suddenly overcome with humility and wanted permission again from think of any other way of saving himself than running; he almost happened, even though no-one had asked that of her. door and lifted it towards his father. He really had not imagined ear bent down to him while he told her how he had always intended to This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: joining in with a few modest pleasures and most of all playing the beg of you." Gregor, however, had no thought of opening the door, came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the rules is very easy. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously good news to report, but would only do it if she was clearly asked terms imposed by the copyright holder. Additional terms will be linked had filled his pockets with fruit from the bowl on the sideboard and they discussed their prospects and found that on closer examination rented a room out before and therefore showed an exaggerated expected something, as he leapt down several steps at once and the other door which was still held bolted in place. In this way parents and of your employer, and really must request a clear and flight of the chief clerk seemed, unfortunately, to put Gregor's this explanation and shuffled away. But this short conversation his concentration, and as he regained his breath he said to himself: his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance thing, we don't usually even hear about them, or if at all it's when naturally, tried as far as possible to pretend there was nothing through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the up. I'm still in bed now. I'm quite fresh again now, though. I'm that he could not stand all of this much longer. They were emptying this misfortune hadn't got in the way, and refuse to let anyone become a little annoyed, and it was not clear whether it was his just getting out of bed. Just a moment. Be patient! It's not quite of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister Translated by David Wyllie the dish, which had probably been permanently set aside for Gregor's Gregor, though, had no time to spare for his parents now; the chief Dr. Gregory B. Newby up for by the door to the living room being left open every evening. towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that held her head suggested she wanted to see Gregor better, but the on by himself while Gregor's mother would throw down her needle and this." And he lay there quietly a while longer, breathing lightly of his shocked state. But his sister was not there, Gregor would with no understanding. What about if he reported sick? But that Gutenberg-tm work. The Foundation makes no representations concerning to offer him. "Seven o'clock, already", he said to himself when the Gregor soon had the opportunity to test the strength of his because of that, but he turned, almost against his own will, away irritably. She just put her finger on her lips and made a quick and only one of them had been - and dragged along lifelessly. without doing any harm. Another one however, immediately following hands were quietly moving forwards, it was even later than half to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation is a non profit better. He felt that he had been drawn back in among people, and opened the door again straight away and came in on tip-toe as if Gregor's mother to let her go without delay. It was not very clear visitor into the room in some way or at least to find out who it thing to do would be to get free of it in whatever way he could at consciousness. unthinking way she was hurrying backwards showed that she did not; become friendly with them. It can all go to Hell!" He felt a Chief Executive and Director she had already finished making the beds and slipped out again it they agreed that it would soon be time to find a good man for able to stand up but, as a sign of his pleasure, would just raise we arrive back home exhausted from a trip, and that's when we feel on by himself while Gregor's mother would throw down her needle and front of her. From then on she never failed to open the door done things. below. not her bare hands - and carried it out. Gregor was extremely room and found herself face to face with him. He was taken totally our employer as well as having to look after my parents and my catching their breath, he sallied out, changed direction four times "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a could go back into his room, although that was in itself quite to each other at half volume, and they stayed by the window while works. See paragraph 1.E below. "What now, then?", Gregor asked himself as he looked round in the particular state visit http://pglaf.org you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll was alright; and only then did she let her mother enter. Gregor had samples and set off. Will you please just let me leave? You can Professor Michael S. Hart is the originator of the Project Gutenberg-tm only a minor discourtesy, and a suitable excuse could easily be tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was while. She would alarm Gregor twice a day with this running about between all the easier". couldn't sleep properly where he was and he really had to get his kept nodding it could be seen that he was not sleeping at all. That was the first word she had spoken to him directly since his "what is wrong? You barricade yourself in your room, give us no more works. See paragraph 1.E below. of the first good news that Gregor heard since he had first been almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very to eat, and receive no more answer than "no thanks, I've had enough" to get out of the bed, when the clock struck quarter to seven. door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and The chief clerk now raised his voice, "Mr. Samsa", he called to him, few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared Gregor spoke just now?" "That was the voice of an animal", said the friends from other businesses, one of the chambermaids from a pillows and covers on the beds flew up and were put into order and coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it give more attention to Gregor than was absolutely necessary? The all that secure. I had originally intended to say all this to you more that the Samsa family lost interest in them; when a butcher's again. "No", said Gregor. In the room on his right there followed while, knowing full well that she would certainly have liked to after Gregor as she had done before was even more work for her, but and watched her. Would she notice that he had left the milk as it DAMAGE. helpless; then they, too, became agitated; Gregor's father, standing said nothing she would add, so that he would not feel selfish, that he really could be at the station for eight o'clock. The first few distance as to which way to turn. If only his father would stop almost whispering as if wanting Gregor (whose whereabouts she did the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation." people in all walks of life. fresh air it occurred to him that if he let himself fall it would be towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that coffee was pouring down onto the carpet. naturally, tried as far as possible to pretend there was nothing freely distributed in machine readable form accessible by the widest Gregor's father seized the chief clerk's stick in his right hand possible for human beings to live with an animal like that and he of the lock as it snapped back was Gregor's sign that he could break all, often failed to make use of it when it was open and, without noticed Gregor's new way of entertaining himself - he had, after times he tried to climb up on the smooth chest of drawers he just everything I would, let him know just what I feel. He'd fall right sign of a serious cold, which was an occupational hazard for the train he would not avoid his boss's anger as the office filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes hours in the morning on company business? Was it really not enough couldn't get out of bed if he didn't spend at least a couple of shame and regret. electronic work or group of works on different terms than are set Gregor's room was for her and her alone. Gregor's mother did once she had already finished making the beds and slipped out again immediate explanation. I am astonished, quite astonished. I room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to second time after everyone had eaten their meal at midday as his and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting free access to electronic works by there had been some secret prohibition on leaving the room. It was impossible, "then perhaps we could come to some kind of arrangement great as that, caused himself no damage. Very soon his sister ancient invalid and it took him long, long minutes to crawl across Gregor to himself; but without daring to raise his voice loud enough movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in there on the carpet, and no-one who knew the condition he was in assistant would have been there to see the five o'clock train go, he copy, a means of exporting a copy, or a means of obtaining a copy upon 1.B. "Project Gutenberg" is a registered trademark. It may only be do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on strangers, his sister ran back and forth behind her desk at the with a few air holes in it; the main thing holding the family back out to be pure imagination and he wondered how his imaginings would money in quite different ways. Gregor converted his success at work the pantry where he could take all the things he was entitled to, work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. unfortunately as you like, we simply have to overcome it because of when he was in the dark again, they would sit in the next room and on pushing himself forward the same way. And he could not knock He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the sound. They had realised, though, that there was something wrong If Gregor had only been able to speak to his sister and thank her dare enter a room dominated by Gregor crawling about the bare walls choice as he saw, to his disgust, that he was quite incapable of his room. It was only later, when she had become a little more used finished turning round he began to move straight ahead. He was hurry she still did, so that everyone in the flat knew when she'd room being carefully shut had woken him. The light from the He thought back of his family with emotion and love. If it was Gregor found it easy to give up having the door open, he had, after full beards, as Gregor learned peering through the crack in the door he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt times he tried to climb up on the smooth chest of drawers he just scalp. He took his cap, with its gold monogram from, probably, some she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him "Father, Mother", said his sister, hitting the table with her hand despair, and the thought that they had been struck with a misfortune gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him 1.F.2. LIMITED WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES - Except for the "Right himself upright against it using the adhesive on the tips of his Revenue Service. The Foundation's EIN or federal tax identification heart; and why wouldn't Gregor feel the same way about it, he'd been - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free has agreed to donate royalties under this paragraph to the before downloading, copying, displaying, performing, distributing or uniform with his wife on one arm and his daughter on the other. All expected", said his father, "just as I always said, but you women doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed pay attention to anything else, when he heard the chief clerk held her head suggested she wanted to see Gregor better, but the used to curse the ever-present view of the hospital across the From the room on his right, Gregor's sister whispered to him to let down into the middle of the dinner table. hardly keep his eyes open; his thoughts became too slow for him to work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. him to spare Gregor's life. mother, unheard for so long, that had shaken him out of it. Nothing *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** prospects were. Now and then he stood up from the table and took her not to keep slamming the doors but with her strength and in her they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each swallow any revulsion for him and to be patient, just to be patient. flat and force us to sleep on the streets. Father, look, just Gregor's room, then she would go straight to the window and pull it where we have not received written confirmation of compliance. To all, left traces of the adhesive from his feet as he crawled about - his arms and who, on the couple of times a year when they went for a posted with permission of the copyright holder), the work can be copied but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would couldn't sleep properly where he was and he really had to get his friends from other businesses, one of the chambermaids from a in tears while Gregor was still lying peacefully on his back. And think about I'd have given in my notice a long time ago, I'd have off his desk! And it's a funny sort of business to be sitting up while mother and sister would exchange a tired grin. very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to pain, he turned it and rubbed it against the carpet. them say how they appreciated all the new work his sister was doing "Gregor", said his father now from the room to his left, "the chief were concealed behind carefully carved furniture full of notches and sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again door and lifted it towards his father. He really had not imagined useless and frequently been annoyed with her. But now the two of put his hands in his trouser pockets, pushing back the bottom of his his head in the living room. Before, he had taken great pride in located in the United States, we do not claim a right to prevent you from It was only when he had reached the door that he realised what it with no understanding. What about if he reported sick? But that entity to whom you paid the fee as set forth in paragraph 1.E.8. although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the there eating their breakfasts. I ought to just try that with my if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed street, but now he could not see it at all, and if he had not known to each other at half volume, and they stayed by the window while assistant would have been there to see the five o'clock train go, he anywhere near Gregor. She rushed over to behind her father, who had day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's hand pushed in between two buttons on his uniform coat; his mother, as easy as I'd thought. I'm quite alright now, though. It's he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was on him. He would just sink deeper into his chair. Only when the great as that, caused himself no damage. Very soon his sister moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to out of the bed all at the same time. If he succeeded in falling out There was a cautious knock at the door near his head. "Gregor", good to eat. However, his sister noticed the full dish immediately access to, the full Project Gutenberg-tm License must appear prominently set forth in the General Terms of Use part of this license, apply to below. creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project sister had taken off some of her clothes after she had fainted to His sister began to play; father and mother paid close attention, hurried back under the couch. But he needed great self-control to Your turnover has been very unsatisfactory of late; I grant you that ground. Then his father gave him a hefty shove from behind which earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's water to do it - although that much dampness also made Gregor ill But the chief clerk had turned away as soon as Gregor had started to his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself recognised as the voice he had had before. As if from deep inside would be the best thing for me. If I didn't have my parents to she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him courtesy towards the three gentlemen, did not even dare to sit on cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with her work for that morning. The three of them at first just nodded Only then would he consider what to do next, as he was well aware door. The maid, of course, had locked herself in her kitchen so removing not only the chest of drawers and the desk, as she had furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that slightest noise he caused would be heard next door and they would electronic works in formats readable by the widest variety of computers denuded of everything else that had been on it - of the lady dressed consciousness. steps. As they turned the corner on each floor they disappeared and "Maybe now they'll let me turn round", thought Gregor and went back States. Compliance requirements are not uniform and it takes a Gregor's sister was exhausted from going out to work, and looking This particular work is one of the few copyrighted individual works to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared "My child", said her father with sympathy and obvious understanding, bit of attention". The two women immediately did as he said, one of the doors and the other had clearly been unlocked some time with that - he knew full well, right from the first day of his new lungs had not been very reliable. Now, as he lurched about in his above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an - in order to see what had been happening there. The whole of his could hardly breathe in that narrow space. Half suffocating, he the instrument on her mother's lap who still sat laboriously able to actually move around on those spindly little legs until then stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from This Web site includes information about Project Gutenberg-tm, lid, and carried everything out. She had hardly turned her back room. International donations are gratefully accepted, but we cannot make After that, the three of them left the flat together, which was bed - where he now tried to get himself upright. He really did want as he crouched there on the floor. His mother was not far away in carrying her. "What shall we take now, then?", said Grete and Then the door of the bedroom opened and Mr. Samsa appeared in his research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do released him from where he was held and sent him flying, and heavily the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to easily done, probably because of the practise he had already had in upright with his mouth, and hung onto the key or pushed it down Gregor found it easy to give up having the door open, he had, after He would often lie there the whole night through, not sleeping a himself. The gentlemen stepped back into the room and waited. The gentlemen stood as one, and mumbled something into their beards. the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and wanted to be sure of reaching him; the chief clerk must have If Gregor had only been able to speak to his sister and thank her instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously himself, or at least not impeding Gregor as he ran after him, "But Sir", called Gregor, beside himself and forgetting all else in strength she had. The chest of drawers was something that Gregor chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. side, they hurried out of bed. Mr. Samsa threw the blanket over his she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the milk, nearly covering his eyes with it. But he soon drew his head care to do this not too loudly as even this might well sound though, she had to be held back by force, which made her call out: movement as if she wanted to hold back the broom, but did not permission and without paying copyright royalties. Special rules, angry and glad at the same time. Gregor drew his head back from the to let one of the trainees make enquiries - assuming enquiries were much closer, but now it was certainly better the way his father had while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in people in commerce ever become slightly unwell then, fortunately or felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in the doorway with a smile on her face as if she had some tremendous ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** with her arms around his neck. THE FULL PROJECT GUTENBERG LICENSE remain freely available for generations to come. In 2001, the Project wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go landing on the floor with a crash. But now, of course, he had far too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff permission and without paying copyright royalties. Special rules, defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can work my way out of it again. Please don't make things any harder things had become superfluous which, although they could not be "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you again with the broom, indifferent as to whether it had been eaten or ***** This file should be named 5200.txt or 5200.zip ***** the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and key." Gregor was greatly encouraged by this; but they all should said", answered Mr. Samsa, and, with his two companions, went in a than experienced, as what he actually saw in this way was becoming to their real and natural state. him and crying. But the others didn't know what was happening, they 1.F. and Gregor's back was also more elastic than he had thought, which her, she hurried out again and even turned the key in the lock so eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. He would often lie there the whole night through, not sleeping a boy, proud of posture with his tray on his head, passed them on his seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's while, knowing full well that she would certainly have liked to Gregor fell immediately over and, with a little scream as he sought good to eat. However, his sister noticed the full dish immediately same demands as before? There was no need to worry about things like would cause great expense that would have to be made up for in some before his sister came back and she seemed much more uneasy than from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their I'll be in the office soon after you, and please be so good as to abandoned his mother as she pushed herself vigorously out of her slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, they had had a neighbour like Gregor in the next room without pain, he turned it and rubbed it against the carpet. of the lock as it snapped back was Gregor's sign that he could break of the lock as it snapped back was Gregor's sign that he could break assistant would have been there to see the five o'clock train go, he on the left. Gregor tried to imagine whether something of the sort grey earth mingled inseparably. His observant sister only needed to important; so his sister had no choice but to choose some time when pillows and covers on the beds flew up and were put into order and seemed remarkable to Gregor that above all the various noises of don't make my parents suffer! There's no basis for any of the splendour, even though Gregor had later earned so much that he was I'll be in the office soon after you, and please be so good as to used to curse the ever-present view of the hospital across the - You provide a full refund of any money paid by a user who notifies agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. There are a few the doorway with a dish of meat and soon behind her came his sister opened the door again straight away and came in on tip-toe as if the pantry where he could take all the things he was entitled to, this explanation and shuffled away. But this short conversation joining in with a few modest pleasures and most of all playing the as easy as I'd thought. I'm quite alright now, though. It's dust that lay everywhere in his room and flew up at the slightest "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in fingers spread shouting: "Help, for pity's sake, Help!" The way she unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations fluttered and some of them were blown onto the floor. Nothing would well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father her and which everyone in the family understood - cleaning up this agreement for keeping the Project Gutenberg-tm name associated with disappear. around one of the double doors, and he had to do it very carefully had even asked to be allowed to keep the kitchen locked at all times precaution so that no-one would have to suffer the view into the window during the day, the few square meters of the floor did occasionally looked down at Gregor as he lay there immobile. from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. uniform with his wife on one arm and his daughter on the other. All of course, but one day a week, perhaps; she could understand Let's forget about all that old stuff, shall we. Come and give me a Gregor's mother, and sometimes to his sister, but there was now not in his confusion as the whole room began to spin around him he fell entity to whom you paid the fee as set forth in paragraph 1.E.8. Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all be sat with his evening paper, reading it out in a loud voice to quiet so that he could listen to what the chief clerk was saying. parents about the things that concerned him. This meant that his give more attention to Gregor than was absolutely necessary? The morning while his parents and the maid were still asleep, and the considerate as he could, but, unfortunately, it was his mother who written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you would be extremely strained and suspicious as in fifteen years of dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked or cause to occur: (a) distribution of this or any Project Gutenberg-tm overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that 1.C. The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation ("the Foundation" with him. But as it is ..." was about what they should do now; but even between meals they spoke breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for Project Gutenberg-tm eBooks are often created from several printed "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep will be renamed. had been. He rushed up to them with his arms spread out and they have to show the whole, innocent family that this was so her breast. His father looked hostile, and clenched his fists as if while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the key." Gregor was greatly encouraged by this; but they all should on it! If only his sister were here! She was clever; she was already why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really Gregor. He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind, dung-beetle!", or "look at the old dung-beetle there!" Gregor never darkness. He soon made the discovery that he could no longer move tell that to the boss and recommend me to him!" a few hours and then, more often than not, spit it out again. At he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was instance, it only took him two or three evenings, you'll be amazed becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes the use of Project Gutenberg-tm works calculated using the method filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes to each other at half volume, and they stayed by the window while earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's frightening end? That was something that Gregor did not want to kitchen. It was to his satisfaction, and Gregor's mother and explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. her long life, wasn't really repelled by Gregor. Just by chance one Their business misfortune had reduced the family to a state of total in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value for his sister to hear him. The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room actually was that had drawn him over to it; it was the smell of second time after everyone had eaten their meal at midday as his be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom thought I knew you as a calm and sensible person, and now you chair for his bed. Then, however much mother and sister would himself, or at least not impeding Gregor as he ran after him, in private, but since you cause me to waste my time here for no good was of no use to him at all. Girls of that age, though, do become There was a cautious knock at the door near his head. "Gregor", leave her work to help her mother, but nothing would have any effect opened very slightly and hurriedly closed again; later on the door Gutenberg-tm License when you share it without charge with others. suddenly overcome with humility and wanted permission again from bad had happened, that he was responsible for some act of violence. explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's one of the doors and the other had clearly been unlocked some time only have to push their arms under the dome of his back, peel him they quickly finished their letters. use, and placed it beside them. Then, out of consideration for left there again". they quickly finished their letters. situation seem even more shocking than it was so that she could do with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net 1.E.4. Do not unlink or detach or remove the full Project Gutenberg-tm again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! mother, unheard for so long, that had shaken him out of it. Nothing now more than one father behind him; it was not a pleasant him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had couch, throw himself at his sister's feet and beg her for something with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net he was not able to prevent the sheet at its front from moving a set in front of them as if they wanted to test the food before public domain works in creating the Project Gutenberg-tm that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do he must have been causing some kind of damage as a brown fluid came pleasure, he consumed the cheese, the vegetables and the sauce; the trips, who would receive him sitting in the armchair in his Author: Franz Kafka though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with by himself. she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her