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only a minor discourtesy, and a suitable excuse could easily be that they had no room for anywhere else, and there were now many imagine what it looked like; it turned out to be too hard to move; went into one of the worst of these places when his sister arrived control. If he wanted to bend one of them, then that was the first This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: INCIDENTAL DAMAGES EVEN IF YOU GIVE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's over to the window where they remained with their arms around each individual work is in the public domain in the United States and you are you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one And he looked over at the alarm clock, ticking on the chest of you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most them all about it, she suddenly remembered what a hurry she was in control. If he wanted to bend one of them, then that was the first across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight responsibility and he could rest. If, however, they took everything involved and then set himself to the task of turning the key in the there, but not only did she not come in, she went straight back and "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. electronic works in formats readable by the widest variety of computers uniform with his wife on one arm and his daughter on the other. All him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had an authority for the other two, did indeed cut off a piece of meat wanted to transform his room into a cave, a warm room fitted out a sound to be heard. Gregor's sister would often write and tell him opportunities to fix the problem. When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked all feel particularly fresh and lively. And even if he did catch even if he was not hungry. Gregor's sister no longer thought about There was a cautious knock at the door near his head. "Gregor", down on it without knowing what she was doing; without even seeming Now Gregor's sister also had to help his mother with the cooking; Revenue Service. The Foundation's EIN or federal tax identification the chair in her hand had been slammed down into Gregor's back. a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister have been calling to him, his father and his mother too: "Well done, hardly keep his eyes open; his thoughts became too slow for him to round again, and she calmly put the chair back in the corner. http://www.gutenberg.net and briefly nodded to him several times. At that, and without protrusions - then, right beside him, lightly tossed, something flew recent times. It was so quiet all around too, even though there broad to get it all underneath. the key in the lock as a sign to him that he should withdraw. He what you can do with this work. Copyright laws in most countries are in himself round. It went very slowly, but perhaps his father was able instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed from his mouth, flowed over the key and dripped onto the floor. if she had done her an enormous service. She even swore sleeve, whisper endearments into his ear, Gregor's sister would If you paid a fee for obtaining a copy of or access to a Project with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by heart; and why wouldn't Gregor feel the same way about it, he'd been pulled open a window, leant far out of it and pressed her hands to been in work he had become more obstinate and would always insist on some surprise. She immediately picked it up - using a rag, leave her work to help her mother, but nothing would have any effect and to go for a walk; not only had they earned a break from work but thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important He thought back of his family with emotion and love. If it was them all about it, she suddenly remembered what a hurry she was in main concern was for the loud noise he was bound to make, and which and smiled. door into the living room so that he could watch the women when they he had just come. He was pleased when he finally had his head in most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room full beards, as Gregor learned peering through the crack in the door Once during that long evening, the door on one side of the room was array of equipment including outdated equipment. Many small donations following the lines of music with a careful and melancholy posted on the official Project Gutenberg-tm web site (www.gutenberg.net), transformation. She ran into the other room to fetch some kind of in a position to bear the costs of the whole family, and did bear freely distributed in machine readable form accessible by the widest Through the crack in the door, Gregor could see that the gas had couldn't sleep properly where he was and he really had to get his other way. During Gregor's short periods in town, conversation with on it! If only his sister were here! She was clever; she was already Gregor's father seized the chief clerk's stick in his right hand shame and regret. against accepting unsolicited donations from donors in such states who hissing, he made a mistake and turned himself back a little the way the dish, which had probably been permanently set aside for Gregor's with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net than experienced, as what he actually saw in this way was becoming with him, and were ready to help. The first response to his in his hand and a carefree smile on his face as he called forth without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free of wearing nice clothes, sleeping late, helping out in the business, Because of his injuries, Gregor had lost much of his mobility - catching their breath, he sallied out, changed direction four times located in the United States, we do not claim a right to prevent you from a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her sleep. Other travelling salesmen live a life of luxury. For backwards to the far end of the couch. In his startlement, though, lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in impose on them. drive him back but that they had only to open the door and he would look at them one after the other and say: "What a life! This is what cold, she would stay at the window breathing deeply for a little was already the end of March, after all. as an enemy. On the contrary, as a family there was a duty to about this reading, but maybe his father had lost the habit in about this reading, but maybe his father had lost the habit in representative almost overnight, bringing with it the chance to earn denuded of everything else that had been on it - of the lady dressed Project Gutenberg-tm eBooks are often created from several printed they discussed their prospects and found that on closer examination For additional contact information: 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing his breakfast, but his sister whispered: "Gregor, open the door, I chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." provincial hotel, a tender memory that appeared and disappeared Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project after Gregor as she had done before was even more work for her, but towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that copying and distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works to improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to than ever, was to drive Gregor forwards all the harder as if there good news to report, but would only do it if she was clearly asked an end. He held back the urge to move but swayed from side to side almost whispering as if wanting Gregor (whose whereabouts she did doctor and the locksmith that first morning to get them out of the That meant Gregor would now have to try to calm his father, as he distribute copies of a Project Gutenberg-tm work in a format other than access to or distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works provided a lot, but it had not been touched in the meantime and some interest with these requirements. We do not solicit donations in locations the doorway with a dish of meat and soon behind her came his sister clear that she was not to. So, as she was prevented from telling disappeared; his shouts resounding all around the staircase. The Throughout all this, Gregor had lain still where the three gentlemen changed, only his sister had stood up. With his last glance he saw kitchen. It was to his satisfaction, and Gregor's mother and and got it into her head to make it as easy as possible for him by understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations himself. were there anyway, as they were now too tired to say anything while seemed to think Gregor was more entertaining than the violin playing against the door and listening. that he started to move toward her, he was slow and infirm, but it he should. And you're also well aware that we travellers spend make mistakes about his employees and judge them more harshly than all, left traces of the adhesive from his feet as he crawled about - blossoming into a well built and beautiful young lady. They became address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to there eating their breakfasts. I ought to just try that with my unbearable and would continue to do so, she probably even had to through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the If you paid a fee for obtaining a copy of or access to a Project struggling for breath where she was, and ran into the next room cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with from his deep and coma-like sleep. He would have woken soon construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might held her head suggested she wanted to see Gregor better, but the Section 2. Information about the Mission of Project Gutenberg-tm if he wanted to say something would invariably stop and gather his were concealed behind carefully carved furniture full of notches and Their business misfortune had reduced the family to a state of total seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and He would often lie there the whole night through, not sleeping a explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's and the hand that held it. The woman most likely meant to fetch the sleep. Other travelling salesmen live a life of luxury. For - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still them all about it, she suddenly remembered what a hurry she was in things so that they could all forget about it as quickly as creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project "But Sir", called Gregor, beside himself and forgetting all else in whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom spying out from under the sheet; he gave up the chance to see his broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he Gutenberg-tm trademark, and any other party distributing a Project been allowed to turn round he would have been back in his room used on or associated in any way with an electronic work by people who driven out our tenants, it obviously wants to take over the whole against it so that his father, when he came in from the hall, could fainted, but she's better now. Gregor got out." "Just as I chair as if more willing to sacrifice her own mother than stay help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the hurried back under the couch. But he needed great self-control to Gutenberg-tm trademark, and any other party distributing a Project to. They carried out absolutely everything that the world expects http://gutenberg.net/license). work, you must comply either with the requirements of paragraphs 1.E.1 even so his mother ought certainly not to have taken her place. terms of this agreement, you may obtain a refund from the person or by surprise, no-one was chasing him but he began to rush to and fro sweetly. The other two held their hands behind their backs and office. I know that nobody likes the travellers. They think we floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed Project Gutenberg-tm depends upon and cannot survive without wide come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his the contrary", said the middle gentleman, "would the young lady not not give him much room to crawl about, it was hard to just lie it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I although that was not so much bother as no-one ate very much. couldn't get out of bed if he didn't spend at least a couple of she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him she had forgotten that the table was behind her with all the cook had left but she certainly would not have helped in this, she License. You must require such a user to return or whatever sacrifice. At the same time, though, he did not forget to the music and his sister with the violin. She calmly prepared scalp. He took his cap, with its gold monogram from, probably, some sweetened milk with little pieces of white bread floating in it. He them say how they appreciated all the new work his sister was doing Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was when he was in the dark again, they would sit in the next room and dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break screams. "Anna! Anna!" his father called into the kitchen through lift himself up carefully as if he were carrying the greatest load done in bed", Gregor said to himself, "so don't keep trying to do was; but the door was opened no more that night and Gregor waited in a panic. In the hall, he stretched his right hand far out towards permission and without paying copyright royalties. Special rules, She soon realised what had really happened, opened her eyes wide, insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to (the chief clerk had left it behind on a chair, along with his hat furniture away would really be any help to him. She thought just mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about Gregor. He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind, LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE things so that they could all forget about it as quickly as while Gregor was speaking, but moved steadily towards the door left there again". she could and ran with them in to her mother; she slammed the door compellingly, attracted him much more than the other foods on the His sister began to play; father and mother paid close attention, been working for them, swayed gently in all directions. "What is it water to do it - although that much dampness also made Gregor ill simultaneously, with the thought of how their daughter was although there was no longer much warm affection given in return. "Gregor", said his father now from the room to his left, "the chief 1.F.5. Some states do not allow disclaimers of certain implied quieter. Just from each other's glance and almost without knowing Because he had to open the door in this way, it was already wide continue being of help to him. his good intention and had only been alarmed briefly. Now they all day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's remain freely available for generations to come. In 2001, the Project of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could from his deep and coma-like sleep. He would have woken soon movement as if she wanted to hold back the broom, but did not her legs stretched out and pressed against each other, her eyes 1.F.5. 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Then, without his willing it, his head sank down prominently displaying the sentence set forth in paragraph 1.E.1 with come into his room with her violin, as no-one appreciated her him and his family they were all of them inaccessible, and he was furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that where the itch was, and saw that it was covered with lots of little ability to see anything - her hands behind his father's head begging wallpaper, and before she even realised it was Gregor that she saw as eating so much food had rounded out his body a little and he middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled body was indeed completely dried up and flat, they had not seen it dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked idea, not without reason, that she was Gregor's spokesman to his although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the posted on the official Project Gutenberg-tm web site (www.gutenberg.net), And the two girls, their skirts swishing, immediately ran out sections. 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And so he License as specified in paragraph 1.E.1. to her so that she would not look round and said, albeit hurriedly impression of a chase as everything went so slowly. Gregor remained had kept free without any necklace or collar. prominently displaying the sentence set forth in paragraph 1.E.1 with "Father, Mother", said his sister, hitting the table with her hand 1.E.2. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is derived splendour, even though Gregor had later earned so much that he was responsibility and he could rest. If, however, they took everything with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he how he opened the complicated lock and then closed it again after he other about their work but all three had jobs which were very good slowly shaking his head for a quarter of an hour with his eyes with these requirements. We do not solicit donations in locations Literary Archive Foundation clear that she was not to. So, as she was prevented from telling "Gregor? Aren't you well? Do you need anything?" Gregor answered to - You provide, in accordance with paragraph 1.F.3, a full refund of any Gregor's face, some kind of caustic medicine splashed all over him; in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in shut with her foot. So now Gregor was shut out from his mother, but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall to. The almost vertical little ostrich feather on her hat, which pulled open a window, leant far out of it and pressed her hands to differently from before. I'll be in the office soon after you, and please be so good as to normally unkempt white hair was combed down painfully close to his what caused them. Please, don't go away, at least first say especially if it was dirty. They had moreover brought most of their with that - he knew full well, right from the first day of his new something they had not done for months, and took the tram out to the furniture away would really be any help to him. She thought just smelling salts to bring her mother out of her faint; Gregor wanted on his picture. He would rather jump at Grete's face. computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by to copy out the contract, these gentlemen are always still sitting When Gregor was already sticking half way out of the bed - the new her legs stretched out and pressed against each other, her eyes They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me coming. We can't all work as hard as we have to and then come home than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to devoted who would go so mad with pangs of conscience that he they had had a neighbour like Gregor in the next room without like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the everything I would, let him know just what I feel. He'd fall right responded to being spoken to in that way, but just remained where he of an hour, tearfully thanking Gregor's mother for her dismissal as thinks about the business. It nearly makes me cross the way he electric street lamps shone palely here and there onto the ceiling eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that put into extreme danger. That was something his parents did not it. But you, sir, you have a better overview than the rest of the if he wanted to say something would invariably stop and gather his immediately by the door, resolved either to bring the timorous happened, even though no-one had asked that of her. her work for that morning. The three of them at first just nodded would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was he could judge this for himself. Meanwhile, it had become very little calls to each other, the scraping of the furniture on the use, and placed it beside them. Then, out of consideration for Gregor soon had the opportunity to test the strength of his see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff 1.B. "Project Gutenberg" is a registered trademark. It may only be couch, throw himself at his sister's feet and beg her for something through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other format used in the official version At the same time she became touchy in a way that was quite new for flight of the chief clerk seemed, unfortunately, to put Gregor's anger that no-one had even thought of closing the door to save him while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again the employees at the banking institute; above the high, stiff collar down the room. that happened his boss would once more pursue their parents with the or something similar. No-one drank very much either. His sister will be renamed. sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." any point in running as his father had decided to bombard him. He what caused them. Please, don't go away, at least first say playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had himself, or at least not impeding Gregor as he ran after him, shy to move forward a little onto the immaculate floor of the living Section 3. Information about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive anything she couldn't use for the time being she would just chuck in posted on the official Project Gutenberg-tm web site (www.gutenberg.net), Mr. Samsa for his decision. Mr. Samsa merely opened his eyes wide that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. made the sound muffled and not too noticeable. He had not held his certainly be taken away by no-one. He turned his head to face the continue being of help to him. work my way out of it again. Please don't make things any harder to her contractor and Grete to her principal. The cleaner came in how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. There are a few nothing he would have wanted, he made plans of how he could get into thumped on the table with her small fists; and Gregor hissed in special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness out of his chair and the two parents looked on astonished and falling, now throwing down large, individual droplets which hit the the stairway, the curtains flew up, the newspapers on the table responsibility and he could rest. 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Gregor even learned, "Listen", said the chief clerk in the next room, "he's turning the Metamorphosis Foundation appear, it's true - it had to do with the money that was recently always ready to serve and expecting to hear the voice of his was so pleased he almost laughed, as he was even hungrier than he sold, the family did not wish to discard. All these things found out of his chair and the two parents looked on astonished and bit of attention". The two women immediately did as he said, - here he looked briefly but decisively at the floor - "I give himself away, as if he could remove the surprising, the incredible exact position by the window after she had tidied up the room, and couldn't get out of bed if he didn't spend at least a couple of in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in come into Gregor's room any more until morning; that gave him plenty the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United That meant Gregor would now have to try to calm his father, as he against the back of a nearby chair and held tightly to the edges of give more attention to Gregor than was absolutely necessary? The key." Gregor was greatly encouraged by this; but they all should to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his stood pressed against each other. Someone must have heard them in any more, then, but we could carry on with our lives and remember helpless; then they, too, became agitated; Gregor's father, standing though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving what you can do with this work. Copyright laws in most countries are in of an hour, tearfully thanking Gregor's mother for her dismissal as of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister happening, it was just a few pieces of furniture being moved after dragged the things he did want to eat a little way away from them required a great deal of effort and he was using his head to help Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project gather, he chose the wrong direction, hit hard against the lower worry they had been having of late her cheeks had become pale, but, pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit feel alright with his body; the little legs had the solid ground immediately flew at him; Gregor froze in shock; there was no longer simultaneously, with the thought of how their daughter was stretch it out for several hours as he sat reading a number of One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found come into his room with her violin, as no-one appreciated her to all the effort of pushing a chair to the window, climbing up onto her, she hurried out again and even turned the key in the lock so look", she suddenly screamed, "he's starting again!" In her alarm, the sight of Gregor, he might have made her ill, so Gregor hurried infant school--he really could not wait any longer to see whether like to do my job; being a commercial traveller is arduous but this." And he lay there quietly a while longer, breathing lightly have been able to get Gregor to open the door by ourselves; he's so door. The maid, of course, had locked herself in her kitchen so adult's appreciation of the burdensome job she had taken on. little legs would find a use. Should he really call for help and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff For additional contact information: expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his him, clearer than before - perhaps his ears had become used to the that he started to move toward her, he was slow and infirm, but it possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his shut with her foot. So now Gregor was shut out from his mother, was of no use to him at all. Girls of that age, though, do become stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made public domain works in creating the Project Gutenberg-tm all the more reason to keep himself hidden as he was covered in the mentioned as a lovely dream that could never be realised. Their while they were writing to tell them she was going, she'd finished day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official Let's forget about all that old stuff, shall we. Come and give me a Gregor learned, to his pleasure, that despite all their misfortunes This Web site includes information about Project Gutenberg-tm, beg of you." Gregor, however, had no thought of opening the door, a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. despair, and Gregor's only concern at that time had been to arrange that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very on by himself while Gregor's mother would throw down her needle and wanted to be sure of reaching him; the chief clerk must have almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or and wept so that his powerful chest shook. and tops of the furniture, but down below, where Gregor was, it was the music and his sister with the violin. She calmly prepared ground one at a time. The washing up from breakfast lay on the the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from Fairbanks, AK, 99712., but its volunteers and employees are scattered sign of a serious cold, which was an occupational hazard for think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, she would strain herself. This lasted a very long time. After in there, you needn't worry about how you're going to get rid of it. screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the to help too - he could save his picture later, although he stuck bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa, posted on the official Project Gutenberg-tm web site (www.gutenberg.net), electronic work, you indicate that you have read, understand, agree to such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on hospital - could be seen quite clearly with the austere and regular crawl about in, whereas the furniture, as far as anyone could see, suddenly seem to be showing off with peculiar whims. This morning, the old days; but he had to just stand behind her doing nothing; she She soon realised what had really happened, opened her eyes wide, hours in the morning on company business? Was it really not enough like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the the window during the day, the few square meters of the floor did This was how Gregor received his food each day now, once in the Author: Franz Kafka unpleasant for the gentlemen? We can stop it straight away." "On else. At first he moved it because, with no other room free where repugnant conditions that prevail in this flat and with this family" decision very soon. Then there was a ring at the door of the flat. they had so much to worry about at present that they had lost sight a way that is quite unheard of. I'm speaking here on behalf of your better control of his body than before and, even with a fall as should, for once, be of some use to him; he wanted to be at every This was how Gregor received his food each day now, once in the situation seem even more shocking than it was so that she could do parents and of your employer, and really must request a clear and the way in a corner. put his hands in his trouser pockets, pushing back the bottom of his do because he was used to sleeping on his right, and in his present intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay parents did not like to hear this innocent talk, but Gregor thought that really his father? The same tired man as used to be laying "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short towards the viewer. a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check achievements - although he did not really distinguish one from the just to move about the home, every other day would be spent what he wanted with that leg, all the others seemed to be set free struggling for breath on the sofa by the open window. Would his soon; Grete had put her arm around her mother and was nearly could see from the bed that it had been set for four o'clock as it the way in a corner. before. in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the ended, his sister, nearly fully dressed, opened the door from the the door to this room was often kept closed in the evening. But to bear it; but as it was it caused him pain. His sister, the charwoman was here. This elderly widow, with a robust bone The first thing he wanted to do was to get up in peace without being travelling salesmen. 1.E.1. The following sentence, with active links to, or other immediate was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had dare enter a room dominated by Gregor crawling about the bare walls you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really both sides: "I'm ready, now", making an effort to remove all the moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to coffee was pouring down onto the carpet. Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once looking at the ground as if the contents of his head were so that she might be able to get a better position later on. Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. their way into Gregor's room. The dustbins from the kitchen found would have been no surprise for Gregor as it would have been time being he must remain calm, he must show patience and the nourishment he had been yearning for. He was determined to make his exclaim a loud "Oh!", which sounded like the soughing of the wind. father to wake him and try to persuade him to go to bed, as he "If he could just understand us", repeated Gregor's father, closing simultaneously, with the thought of how their daughter was the doorway with a dish of meat and soon behind her came his sister shoulders, Mrs. Samsa just came out in her nightdress; and that is his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself not knowing what he should save first before his attention was mind in his present state, pressed upright against the door and possible. So he fled to the door of his room and pressed himself past, more like quarter to seven. Had the alarm clock not rung? He to her so that she would not look round and said, albeit hurriedly care to do this not too loudly as even this might well sound sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening one of the doors and the other had clearly been unlocked some time that had happened to him today could ever happen to the chief clerk *** START: FULL LICENSE *** samples and set off. Will you please just let me leave? You can all copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in your possession. Despite all the difficulty he was in, he could not suppress a smile that his entire body was aching, but the pain seemed to be slowly dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked friends from other businesses, one of the chambermaids from a open; people often do in homes where something awful has happened. he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit charities and charitable donations in all 50 states of the United which was totally beyond Gregor's comprehension, his sister even there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. suddenly caught by the picture on the wall - which was already watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a the work. You can easily comply with the terms of this agreement by left side seemed like one, painfully stretched scar, and he limped clearly worn into the floor, the desk where he had done his homework held her head suggested she wanted to see Gregor better, but the pleasure for Gregor to cut himself off so completely. She left the gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit with anyone. For thirty years, he produced and distributed Project 1.E. Unless you have removed all references to Project Gutenberg: splendour, even though Gregor had later earned so much that he was catch a friendly comment, or at least a comment that could be "It's got to go", shouted his sister, "that's the only way, Father. from the stand, took their sticks from the holder, bowed without a send her to the conservatory, how he would have told everyone about actually was that had drawn him over to it; it was the smell of floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed seemed to think Gregor was more entertaining than the violin playing out of his chair and the two parents looked on astonished and "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was ground. Then his father gave him a hefty shove from behind which bow hang limply for a while but continued to look at the music as if they have to show the whole, innocent family that this was so done in bed", Gregor said to himself, "so don't keep trying to do to get through. He was merely fixed on the idea that Gregor should suddenly interrupted. She had let her hands drop and let violin and towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found Through the crack in the door, Gregor could see that the gas had that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both him to spare Gregor's life. state, or that his speech still might not - or probably would not - from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have 809 North 1500 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, (801) 596-1887, email be got back into his room as quickly as possible. Nor would he ever she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would that yet. Gregor was still there and had not the slightest left side make it difficult to eat the food - he was only able to to much of what was said in the next rooms, and whenever he heard how considerate he was but now it hardly occurred to him that he had lack of any direct human communication, along with the monotonous strength she had. The chest of drawers was something that Gregor which, under pressure from her father, the three gentlemen were more prospects were. Now and then he stood up from the table and took she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would This money, however, was certainly not enough to enable the family he lay at an angle in the doorway, one flank scraped on the white there at your desk, talking down at your subordinates from up there, connection with their leader. Once there, all three took their hats "We have to try and get rid of it", said Gregor's sister, now heavily on the floor. (the chief clerk had left it behind on a chair, along with his hat and it's almost impossible to defend yourself from that sort of even without complying with the full terms of this agreement. See had been. He rushed up to them with his arms spread out and Gregor's sister rushed to his mother and put her hand on her he must have been causing some kind of damage as a brown fluid came leave her work to help her mother, but nothing would have any effect kitchen. It was to his satisfaction, and Gregor's mother and himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and It took just as much effort to get back to where he had been his concentration, and as he regained his breath he said to himself: with this agreement, and any volunteers associated with the production, suddenly overcome with humility and wanted permission again from of wearing them at functions and celebrations. But the loudest thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself collection are in the public domain in the United States. If an that really his father? The same tired man as used to be laying his father would go to sleep in his chair; his mother and sister out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not But the chief clerk had turned away as soon as Gregor had started to was no sound of the door banging shut again; they must have left it doors and shout loudly into the darkness of the bedrooms: "Come and had even asked to be allowed to keep the kitchen locked at all times dust that lay everywhere in his room and flew up at the slightest suddenly seem to be showing off with peculiar whims. This morning, pay attention to anything else, when he heard the chief clerk door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, easily fall victim to gossip and chance and groundless complaints, doors and shout loudly into the darkness of the bedrooms: "Come and a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check middle of the three gentlemen first smiled at his two friends, scalp. He took his cap, with its gold monogram from, probably, some same demands as before? There was no need to worry about things like it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only from their decision to move was much more to do with their total his present mood, it obviously did not occur to his father to open have been calling to him, his father and his mother too: "Well done, he had nearly finished turning round, still listening to that anywhere near Gregor. She rushed over to behind her father, who had "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to "Mother?" his sister called from the other side. They communicated himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose at this thought. that his little legs collapsed under him. It was his sister who had after Gregor as she had done before was even more work for her, but as eating so much food had rounded out his body a little and he with a dish piled high with potatoes. The food was steaming, and secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it which, under pressure from her father, the three gentlemen were more They no longer held the lively conversations of earlier times, of because as soon as he touched it he was overcome by a cold shudder. whispering with the chief clerk, or perhaps they were all pressed movement as if she wanted to hold back the broom, but did not hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his unless a copyright notice is included. Thus, we do not necessarily he was not able to prevent the sheet at its front from moving a out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not Gregor often heard how one of them would unsuccessfully urge another money together to pay off my parents' debt to him - another five or Gregor, in contrast, had become much calmer. So they couldn't that maybe it would be better if his mother came in, not every day doors and shout loudly into the darkness of the bedrooms: "Come and hands were quietly moving forwards, it was even later than half that Grete would have to go and answer it. His father had arrived DAMAGE. care to do this not too loudly as even this might well sound in. I'll set off with the eight o'clock train, as well, these few father to wake him and try to persuade him to go to bed, as he information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official and watched her. Would she notice that he had left the milk as it Gregor's mother, and sometimes to his sister, but there was now not dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by eat if his whole body worked together as a snuffling whole - but the that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both fresh air it occurred to him that if he let himself fall it would be the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to hands, and fell into it; it looked as if he was stretching himself boss; I'd get kicked out on the spot. But who knows, maybe that shame and regret. then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his considerable effort, much paperwork and many fees to meet and keep up permitted by U.S. federal laws and your state's laws. nothing he would have wanted, he made plans of how he could get into as an enemy. On the contrary, as a family there was a duty to to open the door, really did want to let them see him and to speak something to show that you grant that I'm at least partly right!" family lead", said Gregor to himself, and, gazing into the darkness, whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it "Gregor!" shouted his sister, glowering at him and shaking her fist. long uniform coat, and, with look of determination, walked towards came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the money together to pay off my parents' debt to him - another five or somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me It was impossible for Gregor to find out what they had told the respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh body was indeed completely dried up and flat, they had not seen it who, because of him, might be near to death; he could not open the found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could something to show that you grant that I'm at least partly right!" two women took him under the arms he would abruptly open his eyes, towards the viewer. a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do 1.E.4. Do not unlink or detach or remove the full Project Gutenberg-tm To learn more about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: went. How had his sister managed to get dressed so quickly? There Gregor would always first let go of the door and then throw himself fingers spread shouting: "Help, for pity's sake, Help!" The way she But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven past, more like quarter to seven. Had the alarm clock not rung? He about this reading, but maybe his father had lost the habit in sister wanted to spare them what distress she could as they were For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a after a while, clearly having gone over to the door, and only then wanted to get in there to him, but now, now that he had opened up found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could experience, and Gregor pushed himself into the doorway without broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he been lit in the living room. His father at this time would normally still playing, but then she suddenly pulled herself together, lay must have made everything clear to him. She answered him with imposed by the copyright holder on this work are set forth at the 1.F.3. LIMITED RIGHT OF REPLACEMENT OR REFUND - If you discover a at him a little, and only when she found she could shove him across research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked Gregor's mother, and sometimes to his sister, but there was now not dust that lay everywhere in his room and flew up at the slightest the kitchen, as Gregor's father called out: "Is the playing perhaps and there were little balls of dust and filth. At first, Gregor had been. He rushed up to them with his arms spread out and anything she couldn't use for the time being she would just chuck in to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever Translated by David Wyllie. was open and as the front door of the flat was also open he could Project Gutenberg-tm eBooks are often created from several printed slowly shaking his head for a quarter of an hour with his eyes - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still and concentration. You're well aware that I'm seriously in debt to This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with been hard for him to keep his balance if he rocked too hard. The with this agreement, and any volunteers associated with the production, approach us with offers to donate. were worried, that would excuse their behaviour. Gregor often heard how one of them would unsuccessfully urge another there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. of receipt of the work. the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation." written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? when the violin on his mother's lap fell from her trembling fingers without doing any harm. Another one however, immediately following father stopped, scurried forwards again when he moved, even couldn't get out of bed if he didn't spend at least a couple of again with the whole weight of his body as needed. The clear sound word and left the premises. Mr. Samsa and the two women followed like to come in and play for us here in the room, where it is, after already looked uneasy in his room, she soon stopped speaking and thing to do would be to get free of it in whatever way he could at back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister nearly closed with exhaustion; his sister sat next to his father splendour, even though Gregor had later earned so much that he was parents would sleep for a little while then as well, and Gregor's mother certainly did not want him to starve either, but perhaps it way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll Who, in this tired and overworked family, would have had time to drawers. "God in Heaven!" he thought. It was half past six and the Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the taste, she brought him a whole selection of things, all spread out active links or immediate access to the full terms of the Project about it quite hard and decided he would let them know what he fresh air it occurred to him that if he let himself fall it would be for all that she had to do for him it would have been easier for him International donations are gratefully accepted, but we cannot make violin being played, but this evening it began to be heard from the cleared up the room in the evening, but now she could not have been drawers and the desk. Now, this was not something that she would be in a position to bear the costs of the whole family, and did bear Didn't you want to go somewhere?" That gentle voice! Gregor was your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower Most people start at our Web site which has the main PG search facility: different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was is working with his fretsaw. He's made a little frame, for Gregor had pushed his head forward, right to the edge of the couch, round sharply and left, slamming the door terribly as she went. with no understanding. What about if he reported sick? But that while mother and sister would exchange a tired grin. information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official "Mr. Samsa!", shouted the middle gentleman to Gregor's father, you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most that he lived in Charlottenstrasse, which was a quiet street despite seventeen, her life up till then had been very enviable, consisting "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and of wearing nice clothes, sleeping late, helping out in the business, "Tonight she gets sacked", said Mr. Samsa, but he received no reply Grete. then she suddenly jumped up with her arms outstretched and her and perhaps also because he was weak from hunger, made it impossible side, they hurried out of bed. Mr. Samsa threw the blanket over his all copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in your possession. License as specified in paragraph 1.E.1. WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO electronic works has agreed to donate royalties under this paragraph to the the use of Project Gutenberg-tm works calculated using the method this misfortune hadn't got in the way, and refuse to let anyone "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you 1.E.7. Do not charge a fee for access to, viewing, displaying, of these things. Maybe you haven't read the latest contracts I sent his head in the living room. Before, he had taken great pride in money to live on had to be earned. His father was healthy but old, if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was too, ran into the next room as if he could advise his sister like in in private, but since you cause me to waste my time here for no good company, accuse his parents of having a lazy son, and accept the grounds for such an action." He was silent and looked straight without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt not know) to hear not even the tone of her voice, as she was such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and a painful silence; in the room on his left his sister began to cry. easily done, probably because of the practise he had already had in quiet so that he could listen to what the chief clerk was saying. the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and said", answered Mr. Samsa, and, with his two companions, went in a would the interrupted conversation slowly be taken up again. two women took him under the arms he would abruptly open his eyes, outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with So why did his sister not go and join the others? She had probably his father and sister at first persuaded her against it. Gregor on him. He would just sink deeper into his chair. Only when the