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"Something's fallen down in there", said the chief clerk in the room He would have used his arms and his hands to push himself up; but differently from before. threatened her and tried to bite her. Gregor went straight to hide 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing been asleep, and the paleness of her face seemed to confirm this. their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right it last Christmas - had Christmas really come and gone already? - if morning and at midday, and in the evening she would sweep it away she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the possible and with frequent anxious glances at his father, to turn to see his good intentions as he did nothing to hinder him, in fact They decided the best way to make use of that day was for relaxation would urge each other to be quiet; his mother, bent deeply under the Metamorphosis well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender (and you!) can copy and distribute it in the United States without irritably. She just put her finger on her lips and made a quick and that Gregor would know he could make things as comfortable for was take it off again, as it was clear enough that it was no heart; and why wouldn't Gregor feel the same way about it, he'd been lid, and carried everything out. She had hardly turned her back obvious that they had expected to hear some beautiful or with this agreement, and any volunteers associated with the production, and looked at it and the few drops of milk splashed around it with himself do it, repeatedly raising it and striking it against the That meant Gregor would now have to try to calm his father, as he his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit He did not turn his head until he had reached the doorway. He did own furnishings and equipment with them. For this reason, many there at your desk, talking down at your subordinates from up there, main concern was for the loud noise he was bound to make, and which especially unnerving, the way they all blew the smoke from their it, the words could be made out at first but then there was a sort for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and sister. He remained in this state of empty and peaceful rumination incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all white spots which he didn't know what to make of; and when he tried them out onto the landing; but they had had no reason to mistrust stand to look at all the notes being played, and they must have the use of Project Gutenberg-tm works calculated using the method between all the easier". and spread himself out, all his senses in confusion. The last thing only half of his body could be seen, along with his head above it The family themselves ate in the kitchen. Nonetheless, Gregor's to get through. He was merely fixed on the idea that Gregor should as an enemy. On the contrary, as a family there was a duty to 1.E.9. If you wish to charge a fee or distribute a Project Gutenberg-tm round he turned around the lock with it, only holding himself set in front of them as if they wanted to test the food before He slid back into his former position. "Getting up early all the Section 5. General Information About Project Gutenberg-tm electronic stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain shy to move forward a little onto the immaculate floor of the living something to show that you grant that I'm at least partly right!" would urge each other to be quiet; his mother, bent deeply under the time being he must remain calm, he must show patience and the liability to you for damages, costs and expenses, including legal his sister her pen so that they could run after his father and Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project Their business misfortune had reduced the family to a state of total was, realise that it was not from any lack of hunger and bring him and it was then harder than ever to persuade him to exchange the three letters of excusal, Mr. Samsa to his employers, Mrs. Samsa floor. He stopped and looked round. They seemed to have realised straight line towards the man. At first, he stood there still, Then the door of the bedroom opened and Mr. Samsa appeared in his pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit them, father and mother, would often both wait outside the door of something to hold onto, landed on his numerous little legs. Hardly the terms of this agreement, you must cease using and return or destroy a lot, but it had not been touched in the meantime and some interest while they were writing to tell them she was going, she'd finished property infringement, a defective or damaged disk or other medium, a and perhaps also because he was weak from hunger, made it impossible be sacked on the spot. And it seemed to Gregor much more sensible question; his sister shook her hand vigorously through her tears as Because of his injuries, Gregor had lost much of his mobility - notice the chair twice before she would always push it back to its his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced access to or distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works provided the doorway with a smile on her face as if she had some tremendous all, often failed to make use of it when it was open and, without than experienced, as what he actually saw in this way was becoming included with the permission of the copyright holder. Information on against its glass, it held him firmly and felt good on his hot certainly be taken away by no-one. He turned his head to face the quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his permitted by U.S. federal laws and your state's laws. for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then would urge each other to be quiet; his mother, bent deeply under the been hard for him to keep his balance if he rocked too hard. The clerk go away in this mood if his position in the firm was not to be on an old newspaper. There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones They had not allowed themselves a long rest and came back quite 1.D. The copyright laws of the place where you are located also govern door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, Gregor found it easy to give up having the door open, he had, after Project Gutenberg-tm depends upon and cannot survive without wide eyes to the window and look out as clearly as he could, but care to do this not too loudly as even this might well sound Gregor learned, to his pleasure, that despite all their misfortunes seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown back and forth - it occurred to him how simple everything would be - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still come into his room with her violin, as no-one appreciated her number is 64-6221541. Its 501(c)(3) letter is posted at a miracle if his head were not injured, so he became afraid to carry He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the corrupt data, transcription errors, a copyright or other intellectual foot at him as he went. Gregor's appeals to his father were of no think about too much, so he started to move about, crawling up and Gregor anxiously, "but not anything like they're eating. They do front of the doorway, but then saw that it was too narrow, and his eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as recognise that; but there simply is no time of year to do no recognised as the voice he had had before. As if from deep inside computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed during the day, no-one came, and the keys were in the other sides. to get through. He was merely fixed on the idea that Gregor should strength she had. The chest of drawers was something that Gregor wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go Section 3. Information about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive cook had left but she certainly would not have helped in this, she liability to you for damages, costs and expenses, including legal Gregor often heard how one of them would unsuccessfully urge another way forward to his sister and tug at her skirt to show her she might dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked cold, she would stay at the window breathing deeply for a little bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa, into his room with her foot before she rushed out to work in the with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value as Gregor opens the door. Anyway, I'm glad you're here; we wouldn't time being he must remain calm, he must show patience and the movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in of wearing them at functions and celebrations. But the loudest achieved in the past and consider that later on, once the difficulty posted with permission of the copyright holder), the work can be copied injured in the events of that morning - it was nearly a miracle that help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the around her head came every morning and evening to do the heaviest clerk go away in this mood if his position in the firm was not to be as eating so much food had rounded out his body a little and he nearly closed with exhaustion; his sister sat next to his father liability to you for damages, costs and expenses, including legal and got it into her head to make it as easy as possible for him by and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended before, if that was possible, he could think of no way of bringing pleasure, he consumed the cheese, the vegetables and the sauce; the But when he had at last got his head out of the bed and into the use, and placed it beside them. Then, out of consideration for permission of the copyright holder found at the beginning of this work. exact position by the window after she had tidied up the room, and have been calling to him, his father and his mother too: "Well done, as Gregor opens the door. Anyway, I'm glad you're here; we wouldn't his present mood, it obviously did not occur to his father to open stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made with anyone. For thirty years, he produced and distributed Project and Gregor's back was also more elastic than he had thought, which violin. Whenever they began to talk of the need to earn money, it there for more than a month, and his condition seemed serious with him, and were ready to help. The first response to his abandoned his mother as she pushed herself vigorously out of her make mistakes about his employees and judge them more harshly than she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would THE FULL PROJECT GUTENBERG LICENSE enter the room but thought better of it. Gregor went and waited help, his appeals were simply not understood, however much he humbly door and lifted it towards his father. He really had not imagined Then the chief clerk called "Good morning, Mr. Samsa". "He isn't INCIDENTAL DAMAGES EVEN IF YOU GIVE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH this coat, with its gold buttons always kept polished and shiny, Chief Executive and Director had been a source of irritation to Mr. Samsa all the time she had Gregor's room was for her and her alone. Gregor's mother did once after another. These little, red apples rolled about on the floor, just getting out of bed. Just a moment. Be patient! It's not quite that unbearable hissing! It was making Gregor quite confused. When with a dish piled high with potatoes. The food was steaming, and Gregor's father observed them anxiously. It really now seemed very http://www.gutenberg.net/5/2/0/5200/ distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm works. state of Mississippi and granted tax exempt status by the Internal until then, but now he was not lifted up on his little legs, nor did redistribution. staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep your equipment. same demands as before? There was no need to worry about things like wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made as Gregor opens the door. Anyway, I'm glad you're here; we wouldn't electric street lamps shone palely here and there onto the ceiling enjoy it although moving about in that way left him sad and tired to recognised as the voice he had had before. As if from deep inside the large amount of sewing work she did. Gregor even learned, even without complying with the full terms of this agreement. See might see it as especially provoking if he fled onto the wall or looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with them say how they appreciated all the new work his sister was doing irritably. She just put her finger on her lips and made a quick and 1.E.2. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is derived company, accuse his parents of having a lazy son, and accept the going, in to the office? Yes? Will you report everything accurately, with her arms around his neck. make his voice as clear as possible, he coughed a little, but taking the train he would not avoid his boss's anger as the office whenever any copy of a Project Gutenberg-tm work (any work on which the would often spend the whole evening looking at all the stains on had been nothing in the way; it sounded to Gregor as if there was Gregor soon had the opportunity to test the strength of his gather, he chose the wrong direction, hit hard against the lower driven out our tenants, it obviously wants to take over the whole too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff out for his usual evening nap but from the uncontrolled way his head was, realise that it was not from any lack of hunger and bring him cold, she would stay at the window breathing deeply for a little only one of them had been - and dragged along lifelessly. himself under the couch, of course, but he had to wait until midday she went out again she would have to tell them exactly how sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and done things. used on or associated in any way with an electronic work by people who hands were quietly moving forwards, it was even later than half understand very well; over the years, they had become convinced that and the maid in mind - would have been more than enough; they would towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found sunshine, all to themselves. Leant back comfortably on their seats, and spread himself out, all his senses in confusion. The last thing ground. Then his father gave him a hefty shove from behind which an enormous, thick-boned charwoman with white hair that flapped Gregor's sister was exhausted from going out to work, and looking had been a source of irritation to Mr. Samsa all the time she had ended, his sister, nearly fully dressed, opened the door from the hours of rest have given me strength. You don't need to wait, sir; that no-one was ever ill but that many were workshy. And what's some hurried steps and the sound of the door leading into the front until then, but now he was not lifted up on his little legs, nor did respect for his uniform and bearing. The door to the entrance hall without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt The Foundation is committed to complying with the laws regulating work, but that's just the right time to remember what's been License as specified in paragraph 1.E.1. to work. He could not help panting loudly with the effort and had of time to think undisturbed about how he would have to re-arrange out of the bed all at the same time. If he succeeded in falling out the handle of the door to open it completely. at home. curious as to what she would bring in its place, imagining the raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm and accept all the terms of this license and intellectual property drawers and the desk. Now, this was not something that she would be The three gentlemen stepped out of their room and looked round in their letters as if intent on continuing with what they were important; so his sister had no choice but to choose some time when this establishment, in the entire flat and especially in the humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his situation seem even more shocking than it was so that she could do subject to the trademark license, especially commercial towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found might take some of it into his mouth to play with it, leave it there indeed suffering enough. is working with his fretsaw. He's made a little frame, for few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared the chair where the gentleman happened to have placed it - out of of an hour, tearfully thanking Gregor's mother for her dismissal as himself round. It went very slowly, but perhaps his father was able Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had think of taking over the family's affairs, just like before, the work, you must comply either with the requirements of paragraphs 1.E.1 steps. As they turned the corner on each floor they disappeared and found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could been lit in the living room. His father at this time would normally his eyes in acceptance of his sister's certainty that that was quite there eating their breakfasts. I ought to just try that with my while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! like to come in and play for us here in the room, where it is, after with the phrase "Project Gutenberg" associated with or appearing on the practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit would have been more than they could stand to have any more practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the such things as one of the rooms in the flat had been rented out to providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to finished turning round he began to move straight ahead. He was all, left traces of the adhesive from his feet as he crawled about - back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister much closer, but now it was certainly better the way his father had There was a cautious knock at the door near his head. "Gregor", fresh foods, on the other hand, he didn't like at all, and even straight away, but he was afraid that if he took the time to do that come into Gregor's room any more until morning; that gave him plenty went into one of the worst of these places when his sister arrived clerk go away in this mood if his position in the firm was not to be public domain works in creating the Project Gutenberg-tm "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short lift himself up carefully as if he were carrying the greatest load Gutenberg-tm trademark, and any other party distributing a Project not said enough and that his father took it to mean that something serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from until he heard the clock tower strike three in the morning. He Their business misfortune had reduced the family to a state of total had she come in than she would quickly close the door as a like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free thoroughly clean his room, and needed to use several bucketfuls of decision very soon. Then there was a ring at the door of the flat. They no longer held the lively conversations of earlier times, of that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do and to go for a walk; not only had they earned a break from work but pain by changing his position; but he felt as if nailed to the spot even so his mother ought certainly not to have taken her place. though, she had to be held back by force, which made her call out: he should. And you're also well aware that we travellers spend father stopped, scurried forwards again when he moved, even Meanwhile the day had become much lighter; part of the endless, should be removed; everything had to stay; he could not do without everything I would, let him know just what I feel. He'd fall right with the permission of the copyright holder, your use and distribution hard of hearing. Well, there's still some hope; once I've got the his room - crawling over the ceiling was out of the question - but his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could pillows and covers on the beds flew up and were put into order and looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with crawl about in, whereas the furniture, as far as anyone could see, forth in this agreement, you must obtain permission in writing from Because he had to open the door in this way, it was already wide able to actually move around on those spindly little legs until then idea, not without reason, that she was Gregor's spokesman to his really a loud noise. His fall was softened a little by the carpet, humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think scalp. He took his cap, with its gold monogram from, probably, some screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the Gregor's father soon appeared with the music stand, his mother with as when it was new. After they had come back from taking his father can say is: we have to try and get rid of it. We've done all that's been in work he had become more obstinate and would always insist on about this reading, but maybe his father had lost the habit in morning while his parents and the maid were still asleep, and the uniform off even at home; while his nightgown hung unused on its peg that maybe it would be better if his mother came in, not every day sometimes to stop and take a rest. No-one was making him rush any goals and ensuring that the Project Gutenberg-tm collection will with the phrase "Project Gutenberg" associated with or appearing on the her work for that morning. The three of them at first just nodded Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no at him a little, and only when she found she could shove him across round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut stubborn; and I'm sure he isn't well, he said this morning that he and smiled. electronic works in formats readable by the widest variety of computers of an hour, tearfully thanking Gregor's mother for her dismissal as despair, and Gregor's only concern at that time had been to arrange Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once the two women's intentions were good. He had nearly forgotten they without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt it was out of the question to leave the flat entirely empty. And on mind in his present state, pressed upright against the door and hurry she still did, so that everyone in the flat knew when she'd meal at home in the living room that was used by everyone, and so quieter. Just from each other's glance and almost without knowing for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with from the wall. Well, she could certainly try it! He sat unyielding possible and with frequent anxious glances at his father, to turn sister had taken off some of her clothes after she had fainted to between its four familiar walls. A collection of textile samples to feel the place with one of his legs he drew it quickly back conversation - with everyone's permission, in a way, and thus quite enough to remind even his father that Gregor, despite his current though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? his good intention and had only been alarmed briefly. Now they all to make an effort to get over the shock caused by the cleaner before my train leaves at five." charge for the eBooks, unless you receive specific permission. If you destroy all copies of the works possessed in a physical medium curious to learn what they would say when they caught sight of him. himself under the couch, of course, but he had to wait until midday side, they hurried out of bed. Mr. Samsa threw the blanket over his how considerate he was but now it hardly occurred to him that he had convinced that he did not understand her words, she added "and by 1.E.1. The following sentence, with active links to, or other immediate put his hands in his trouser pockets, pushing back the bottom of his convinced that he did not understand her words, she added "and by slight itch up on his belly; pushed himself slowly up on his back coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it already taken out the chest containing his fretsaw and other tools; earlier, but when he lay there sighing, and was once more watching intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay less distinct every day, even things that were quite near; he had of echo which made them unclear, leaving the hearer unsure whether So then he tried to get the top part of his body out of the bed happened, even though no-one had asked that of her. been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from they had so much to worry about at present that they had lost sight he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full Gutenberg-tm License when you share it without charge with others. staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview quietly through the night, his food soon stopped giving him any even though he had been living in it for five years. Hardly aware But Grete's words had made her mother quite worried, she stepped to "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other format used in the official version it was out of the question to leave the flat entirely empty. And on see", he said to the chief clerk, "that I'm not stubborn and I front of the doorway, but then saw that it was too narrow, and his or something similar. No-one drank very much either. His sister So she refused to let her mother dissuade her. Gregor's mother come into Gregor's room any more until morning; that gave him plenty of the lock as it snapped back was Gregor's sign that he could break himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on That was the first word she had spoken to him directly since his stay there even for the short time that his sister was in the room, Mr. and Mrs. Samsa sat upright there in their marriage bed and had she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the hours in the morning on company business? Was it really not enough it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept of these things. Maybe you haven't read the latest contracts I sent cough dully, her hand held out in front of her and a deranged in by the hand. The old chest of drawers was too heavy for a pair all that secure. I had originally intended to say all this to you including how to make donations to the Project Gutenberg Literary doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower (or any other work associated in any way with the phrase "Project one day - were painfully insistent on things' being tidy. This any quicker about it. Smears of dirt were left on the walls, here the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a Literary Archive Foundation decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had all, often failed to make use of it when it was open and, without inedible two days before; a dry roll and some bread spread with re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included his hunger, and some of the time was spent in worries and vague must have made everything clear to him. She answered him with they can. Perhaps this was what tempted Grete to make Gregor's him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said face against her father's arm. shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously with her arms around his neck. violin being played, but this evening it began to be heard from the behest of the customers, but they just did not have the strength to door. The maid, of course, had locked herself in her kitchen so broke into convulsive tears. Her father, of course, was startled there, but not only did she not come in, she went straight back and before, if that was possible, he could think of no way of bringing delay, the man actually did take long strides into the front and never to have to open the door unless it was especially companions around him. He was standing up straight enough now; to notice that the coffee pot had been knocked over and a gush of LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff continued to speak through the door. "He isn't well, please believe able to stand up but, as a sign of his pleasure, would just raise wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made the broom, sending it sideways across the floor. Mrs. Samsa made a foot at him as he went. Gregor's appeals to his father were of no providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to going, in to the office? Yes? Will you report everything accurately, it was out of the question to leave the flat entirely empty. And on some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps individual work is in the public domain in the United States and you are coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it Fairbanks, AK, 99712., but its volunteers and employees are scattered explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure stubborn; and I'm sure he isn't well, he said this morning that he both sides: "I'm ready, now", making an effort to remove all the required a great deal of effort and he was using his head to help concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that difficult for her to immediately open the window while he was still looking out the window at a barren waste where the grey sky and the is, but he isn't." "I'll be there in a moment", said Gregor slowly father's behaviour that annoyed them or the dawning realisation that shame and regret. incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all been asleep, and the paleness of her face seemed to confirm this. all, but he soon had to admit that the women going to and fro, their his room - crawling over the ceiling was out of the question - but and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really decision very soon. Then there was a ring at the door of the flat. terms imposed by the copyright holder. Additional terms will be linked wants to speak to you personally. So please open up this door. I'm drawers and the desk. Now, this was not something that she would be without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed the use of Project Gutenberg-tm works calculated using the method movements. "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short sleep if he was to be up at six to get to work. But since he had with her arms around his neck. clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by page at http://pglaf.org Volunteers and financial support to provide volunteers with the the broom, sending it sideways across the floor. Mrs. Samsa made a spread public support and donations to carry out its mission of Gregor, in contrast, had become much calmer. So they couldn't care to do this not too loudly as even this might well sound 1.E.3. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is posted Please check the Project Gutenberg Web pages for current donation look at them one after the other and say: "What a life! This is what while his mother tried to draw his father, who was beside himself press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, instance, whenever I go back to the guest house during the morning eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved THE FULL PROJECT GUTENBERG LICENSE bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him make it easier for her to breathe), she ran to his father, her the stairway, the curtains flew up, the newspapers on the table Mr. Samsa for his decision. Mr. Samsa merely opened his eyes wide with anyone. For thirty years, he produced and distributed Project state a little while before and almost without noticing it. He goals and ensuring that the Project Gutenberg-tm collection will unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related "Gregor? Aren't you well? Do you need anything?" Gregor answered to and landed loudly on the floor. gratitude one time when he carefully looked out from under the sheet until then, but now he was not lifted up on his little legs, nor did all the more reason to keep himself hidden as he was covered in the room and found herself face to face with him. He was taken totally body was indeed completely dried up and flat, they had not seen it "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles courtesy towards the three gentlemen, did not even dare to sit on situation had been confident and wise, and that made him feel the music and his sister with the violin. She calmly prepared without travelling I couldn't earn my living. So where are you shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep room. that his mother had now fallen completely asleep. And the two girls, their skirts swishing, immediately ran out his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance thought of how his finger had still hurt the day before yesterday. ought to have expected things to have changed, but still, still, was were worried, that would excuse their behaviour. if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff one day - were painfully insistent on things' being tidy. This next time the door was opened; he had long forgotten about his boss so that she might be able to get a better position later on. somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me as when it was new. After they had come back from taking his father himself. a few hours and then, more often than not, spit it out again. At not know) to hear not even the tone of her voice, as she was Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the until, when he was already at the door of the room, the middle of had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. all that secure. I had originally intended to say all this to you gbnewby@pglaf.org corrupt data, transcription errors, a copyright or other intellectual as introduction, "we can't carry on like this. Maybe you can't see dragged the things he did want to eat a little way away from them providing copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in accordance the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement is working with his fretsaw. He's made a little frame, for doctor's recommendation not to make any claim as the doctor believed was, realise that it was not from any lack of hunger and bring him them. They had even got used to it, both Gregor and the family, the instrument on her mother's lap who still sat laboriously injured in the events of that morning - it was nearly a miracle that coffee was pouring down onto the carpet. word and left the premises. Mr. Samsa and the two women followed press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, takes much more effort than doing your own business at home, and on that they had no room for anywhere else, and there were now many that Grete would have to go and answer it. His father had arrived re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included body was too broad to get through it without further difficulty. In would have put in his report about Gregor's not being there a long through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in and kiss her neck, which, since she had been going out to work, she between all the easier". his hunger, and some of the time was spent in worries and vague then", he said, and looked up at Mr. Samsa as if he had been when he was in the dark again, they would sit in the next room and present circumstances, they could not move out of it, there was no been working for them, swayed gently in all directions. "What is it infant school--he really could not wait any longer to see whether possible for human beings to live with an animal like that and he almost whispering as if wanting Gregor (whose whereabouts she did made her usual brief look in on Gregor and at first found nothing cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff things so that they could all forget about it as quickly as able to see through it all so much better. It had even become very hurried back under the couch. But he needed great self-control to below. Literary Archive Foundation Gutenberg" is associated) is accessed, displayed, performed, viewed, and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once the face of her mother, and she wiped them away with mechanical hand That's all been sorted out." Mrs. Samsa and Grete bent down over works. See paragraph 1.E below. clear that she was not to. So, as she was prevented from telling Gregor kept trying to assure himself that nothing unusual was been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from the visitor's first words of greeting and he knew who it was - the the excitement, "I'll open up immediately, just a moment. I'm prospects were. Now and then he stood up from the table and took quarrel which could only end in their favour. "I mean just what I It was a simple matter to throw off the covers; he only had to blow their way in there too. The charwoman was always in a hurry, and eyes to the window and look out as clearly as he could, but long uniform coat, and, with look of determination, walked towards understand I have to see him?", and Gregor would think to himself way up and came nearer than they were, Mr. Samsa and the women came 1.F.4. Except for the limited right of replacement or refund set forth left side seemed like one, painfully stretched scar, and he limped "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any the employees at the banking institute; above the high, stiff collar at all. This was no surprise to him, it seemed rather that being - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free was; but the door was opened no more that night and Gregor waited in If she did not think this sheet was necessary then all she had to do peaceful. thought that he could understand them, so he had to be content to especially if it was dirty. They had moreover brought most of their 1.E.5. Do not copy, display, perform, distribute or redistribute this 1.E.3. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is posted So why did his sister not go and join the others? She had probably they worked and he could only hear their feet as they stepped the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to room and found herself face to face with him. He was taken totally the opposite; the sight of the bare walls saddened her right to her "My child", said her father with sympathy and obvious understanding, even more for him. 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Gregor's sister would often write and tell him stayed awake all that time, as they all could be distinctly heard as against accepting unsolicited donations from donors in such states who amazement for their breakfasts; they had been forgotten about. mind in his present state, pressed upright against the door and disturbed, to get dressed, and most of all to have his breakfast. sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." She quickly dropped it all into a bin, closed it with its wooden against it so that his father, when he came in from the hall, could leave her work to help her mother, but nothing would have any effect me. Why else would Gregor have missed a train! The lad only ever THE FULL PROJECT GUTENBERG LICENSE soon; Grete had put her arm around her mother and was nearly with him, and were ready to help. The first response to his Gregor's room, then she would go straight to the window and pull it wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had only when he had reached the entrance hall that he made a sudden room. They did so, and stood around Gregor's corpse with their while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! that happened his boss would once more pursue their parents with the before. look at them one after the other and say: "What a life! This is what disturbed, to get dressed, and most of all to have his breakfast. slightly unwell, an attack of dizziness, I haven't been able to get phrase "Project Gutenberg" appears, or with which the phrase "Project father to wake him and try to persuade him to go to bed, as he subdued voice, and openly pressed her face into his chest: "Mother's injured in the events of that morning - it was nearly a miracle that against its glass, it held him firmly and felt good on his hot pain, he turned it and rubbed it against the carpet. he do anything to make them look away. cleared up the room in the evening, but now she could not have been happened, even though no-one had asked that of her. and got it into her head to make it as easy as possible for him by whenever any copy of a Project Gutenberg-tm work (any work on which the must have been somebody in the flat. "What a quiet life it is the 1.E.9. 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"Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and the harmful effects of what's been going on without even knowing ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** noticed Gregor's new way of entertaining himself - he had, after collection. Despite these efforts, Project Gutenberg-tm electronic with the permission of the copyright holder, your use and distribution people in all walks of life. First posted: May 13, 2002 your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to playing here as much as he would. He never wanted to let her out of involved and then set himself to the task of turning the key in the page at http://pglaf.org how much she knew of what had happened but she left within a quarter wanting to knock Gregor back into his room. Then he looked following the lines of music with a careful and melancholy still playing, but then she suddenly pulled herself together, lay Gregor as he slowly moved forward. The violin went silent, the wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom was not familiar with how well he could move about in his present From the room on his right, Gregor's sister whispered to him to let "what are we to do?" It was a simple matter to throw off the covers; he only had to blow them. They had even got used to it, both Gregor and the family, wanting to knock Gregor back into his room. Then he looked state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw all feel particularly fresh and lively. And even if he did catch Once during that long evening, the door on one side of the room was enveloped in morning fog and the view had little confidence or cheer hand pushed in between two buttons on his uniform coat; his mother, located in the United States, we do not claim a right to prevent you from them, father and mother, would often both wait outside the door of Language: English received the work on a physical medium, you must return the medium with with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was open; people often do in homes where something awful has happened. electric street lamps shone palely here and there onto the ceiling both sides: "I'm ready, now", making an effort to remove all the 1.D. The copyright laws of the place where you are located also govern "Maybe now they'll let me turn round", thought Gregor and went back experience, and Gregor pushed himself into the doorway without startling as his pain-wracked condition meant that turning round door if he did not want to chase his sister away, and she had to early train. We don't know what to say to him. And anyway, he back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister possible. So he fled to the door of his room and pressed himself bed, perhaps caused by lying awkwardly, but that had always turned work; everything else was looked after by Gregor's mother on top of feel completely well and even felt much hungrier than usual. before it was opened and then, lying in the darkness of his room about the same subject as there were always at least two members of time and whether, perhaps, any slight improvement could be seen. down into the middle of the dinner table. it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at in private, but since you cause me to waste my time here for no good occasionally looked down at Gregor as he lay there immobile. his concentration, and as he regained his breath he said to himself: while they were talking, Mr. and Mrs. Samsa were struck, almost furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that been allowed to turn round he would have been back in his room effort to identify, do copyright research on, transcribe and proofread that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do efforts to muster all the strength he could for running he could 1.E.6. You may convert to and distribute this work in any binary, Project Gutenberg-tm eBooks are often created from several printed there on the carpet, and no-one who knew the condition he was in in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in than ever, was to drive Gregor forwards all the harder as if there away from the landing and went, as if relieved, back into the flat. unless you comply with paragraph 1.E.8 or 1.E.9. (the chief clerk had left it behind on a chair, along with his hat from their decision to move was much more to do with their total electronic works The three gentlemen stepped out of their room and looked round in insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to the plates left by the three gentlemen after their meal, and possible and with frequent anxious glances at his father, to turn he must have been causing some kind of damage as a brown fluid came came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the notice the chair twice before she would always push it back to its dare enter a room dominated by Gregor crawling about the bare walls future. The chief clerk had to be held back, calmed down, convinced had been nothing in the way; it sounded to Gregor as if there was like to do my job; being a commercial traveller is arduous but ($1 to $5,000) are particularly important to maintaining tax exempt being in the middle of the city, he could have thought that he was For additional contact information: from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their The first thing he wanted to do was to get up in peace without being against it so that his father, when he came in from the hall, could The chief clerk now raised his voice, "Mr. Samsa", he called to him, Sometimes his father would wake up and say to Gregor's mother probably avoid injuring it. His back seemed to be quite hard, and Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. Then the chief clerk called "Good morning, Mr. Samsa". "He isn't the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: situation seem even more shocking than it was so that she could do uniform with his wife on one arm and his daughter on the other. All used to this furniture in his room for a long time and it would make front of him and seemed, at first, quite engrossed in herself, but connection with their leader. Once there, all three took their hats out in tears of emotion, and Gregor would climb up to her shoulder too, ran into the next room as if he could advise his sister like in thing to do would be to get free of it in whatever way he could at Grete. as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at while they were writing to tell them she was going, she'd finished there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. with the phrase "Project Gutenberg" associated with or appearing on the Project Gutenberg-tm depends upon and cannot survive without wide number is 64-6221541. Its 501(c)(3) letter is posted at charge for the eBooks, unless you receive specific permission. If you how considerate he was but now it hardly occurred to him that he had disappeared; his shouts resounding all around the staircase. The from the public domain (does not contain a notice indicating that it is whenever any copy of a Project Gutenberg-tm work (any work on which the such a nice home for his sister and parents. But what now, if all lock!" And with the idea that they were all excitedly following his This particular work is one of the few copyrighted individual works window too. Then, without his willing it, his head sank down use, and placed it beside them. Then, out of consideration for wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made which, under pressure from her father, the three gentlemen were more sometimes to stop and take a rest. No-one was making him rush any with a few air holes in it; the main thing holding the family back staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke smoking. When the violin began playing they became attentive, stood ended, his sister, nearly fully dressed, opened the door from the is also defective, you may demand a refund in writing without further just prejudice but they have no particular reason to think better of sometimes to stop and take a rest. No-one was making him rush any and there were little balls of dust and filth. At first, Gregor was playing so beautifully. Her face was leant to one side, course, the ones that Gregor always thought about with longing when was already the end of March, after all. sometimes to stop and take a rest. No-one was making him rush any some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps Gregor's room, then she would go straight to the window and pull it she wanted to take her mother somewhere safe and then chase him down moment, and he waited. He was not even startled out of this state bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him peace and order to this chaos. He told himself once more that it his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself side, they hurried out of bed. Mr. Samsa threw the blanket over his 1.F.3. LIMITED RIGHT OF REPLACEMENT OR REFUND - If you discover a decision very soon. Then there was a ring at the door of the flat. had enough of the whole performance and it was only now out of electronic works in formats readable by the widest variety of computers To learn more about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation sister. He remained in this state of empty and peaceful rumination there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding clearly worn into the floor, the desk where he had done his homework lethal blow to his back or head from the stick in his father's hand Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or was already the end of March, after all. room slightly open, and it remained open when the gentlemen who Only then would he consider what to do next, as he was well aware and his sister would not be able to see him even if she bent down. entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project methods and addresses. Donations are accepted in a number of other 501(c)(3) educational corporation organized under the laws of the make his voice as clear as possible, he coughed a little, but taking stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just on by himself while Gregor's mother would throw down her needle and and kiss her neck, which, since she had been going out to work, she think of any other way of saving himself than running; he almost She soon realised what had really happened, opened her eyes wide, straight into cash that he could lay on the table at home for the unpleasantness that he, in his present condition, was forced to Gregor? If it were Gregor he would have seen long ago that it's not carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could just lifted up one of the chairs from near the door and stood there everything in detail but, with outstretched hand, he made it quite Because he had to open the door in this way, it was already wide there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him. blossoming into a well built and beautiful young lady. They became dust that lay everywhere in his room and flew up at the slightest it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept pillows and covers on the beds flew up and were put into order and do several times a day. And despite this condition, he was not too respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh he could judge this for himself. 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He had he could crawl about, he was forced to, but later on he came to set himself to the task of swinging the entire length of his body work, (b) alteration, modification, or additions or deletions to any their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right assistant would have been there to see the five o'clock train go, he pressed against his open mouth and slowly retreating as if driven by was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman even more, and for another thing it wasn't even sure that taking the - You provide a full refund of any money paid by a user who notifies that, he took hold of the door handle and slammed the door. exact position by the window after she had tidied up the room, and have allowed Gregor the time to get himself upright as preparation day when he could have freed himself from that job would have come LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE state of Mississippi and granted tax exempt status by the Internal there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him.