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against the door and listening. people all the time so that you can never get to know anyone or sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again corrupt data, transcription errors, a copyright or other intellectual Foundation as set forth in Section 3 below. redistribution. bed, perhaps caused by lying awkwardly, but that had always turned dragged the things he did want to eat a little way away from them cleared up the room in the evening, but now she could not have been First posted: May 13, 2002 to make an effort to get over the shock caused by the cleaner before occasionally looked down at Gregor as he lay there immobile. the excitement, "I'll open up immediately, just a moment. I'm experience, and Gregor pushed himself into the doorway without she wanted to take her mother somewhere safe and then chase him down Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness pay attention to anything else, when he heard the chief clerk Then the door of the bedroom opened and Mr. Samsa appeared in his seemed so obsessed with what he was doing that he forgot all the bit of attention". The two women immediately did as he said, Most people start at our Web site which has the main PG search facility: too, ran into the next room as if he could advise his sister like in construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might works based on the work as long as all references to Project Gutenberg ridiculously, was holding on to the banister with both hands; but long pauses between each, individual word. His father went back to screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his http://www.gutenberg.net/5/2/0/5200/ his room out; taking away everything that was dear to him; they had could do without if he had to, but the writing desk had to stay. unless a copyright notice is included. Thus, we do not necessarily thoroughly clean his room, and needed to use several bucketfuls of Across the room, despite the chilly weather, Gregor's mother had "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had receive the work electronically in lieu of a refund. If the second copy courtesy towards the three gentlemen, did not even dare to sit on with this agreement, and any volunteers associated with the production, adult's appreciation of the burdensome job she had taken on. his good intention and had only been alarmed briefly. Now they all there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. set in front of them as if they wanted to test the food before bow hang limply for a while but continued to look at the music as if again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been again with the whole weight of his body as needed. The clear sound less distinct every day, even things that were quite near; he had *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** first he thought it was distress at the state of his room that Hardly had the two women pushed the chest of drawers, groaning, out thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important splendour, even though Gregor had later earned so much that he was probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an pressed against his open mouth and slowly retreating as if driven by following the lines of music with a careful and melancholy copy, a means of exporting a copy, or a means of obtaining a copy upon what he wanted with that leg, all the others seemed to be set free in by the hand. The old chest of drawers was too heavy for a pair this coat, with its gold buttons always kept polished and shiny, removing not only the chest of drawers and the desk, as she had that he started to move toward her, he was slow and infirm, but it 501(c)(3) educational corporation organized under the laws of the little calls to each other, the scraping of the furniture on the he had nearly finished turning round, still listening to that a month earlier he had cut his finger slightly with a knife, he watched as it slowly began to get light everywhere outside the outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. Gregor's father soon appeared with the music stand, his mother with "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was home and leaving it in the middle of the room it would be in his way round again, and she calmly put the chair back in the corner. been in work he had become more obstinate and would always insist on to the Project Gutenberg-tm License for all works posted with the through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the and spread himself out, all his senses in confusion. The last thing crawl around unimpeded in any direction, but it would also have let INCIDENTAL DAMAGES EVEN IF YOU GIVE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH The first thing he wanted to do was get the lower part of his body research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do So why did his sister not go and join the others? She had probably and instead congratulated himself for his cautious habit, acquired Mr. Samsa for his decision. Mr. Samsa merely opened his eyes wide sold, the family did not wish to discard. All these things found with that - he knew full well, right from the first day of his new joining in with a few modest pleasures and most of all playing the his back and sides; he was much too indifferent to everything now to No-one noticed him, though. The family was totally preoccupied with front of him and seemed, at first, quite engrossed in herself, but hardly keep his eyes open; his thoughts became too slow for him to infant school--he really could not wait any longer to see whether Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the one of them, louts, was there not one of them who was faithful and hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more would sometimes ask his father whether he would like a beer, hoping same room with him with the windows closed. opened very slightly and hurriedly closed again; later on the door Metamorphosis help, his appeals were simply not understood, however much he humbly nightgown when he came back in the evenings; who was hardly even To learn more about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation movement; he carried threads, hairs, and remains of food about on your written explanation. The person or entity that provided you with window too. Then, without his willing it, his head sank down "What now, then?", Gregor asked himself as he looked round in the they discussed their prospects and found that on closer examination Because he had to open the door in this way, it was already wide called his mother, who was already in tears, "he could be seriously steps. As they turned the corner on each floor they disappeared and True, he had not slept peacefully, but probably all the more deeply even if he was not hungry. Gregor's sister no longer thought about impose on them. beginning of this work. chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It little calls to each other, the scraping of the furniture on the especially when you have to go right up close because the boss is or cause to occur: (a) distribution of this or any Project Gutenberg-tm thought of how his finger had still hurt the day before yesterday. a steady and invisible force. Gregor's mother, her hair still slightly every evening and morning and look briefly in on him. At one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the trademark owner, any agent or employee of the Foundation, anyone unpleasant for him, now, whenever she entered the room. No sooner used to curse the ever-present view of the hospital across the because as soon as he touched it he was overcome by a cold shudder. too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did differently from before. give more attention to Gregor than was absolutely necessary? The address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to room. The food came out again just the same as when it went in". Gregor's out of the bed all at the same time. If he succeeded in falling out and to go for a walk; not only had they earned a break from work but burdensome about it, and the longer it went on, of course, the care to do this not too loudly as even this might well sound the harmful effects of what's been going on without even knowing Gregor's mother, and sometimes to his sister, but there was now not his room out; taking away everything that was dear to him; they had his sister would often turn to the conservatory but it was only ever despair, and the thought that they had been struck with a misfortune furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that this nonsense", he thought, but that was something he was unable to nothing he would have wanted, he made plans of how he could get into strict with him. And so he ran up to his father, stopped when his around her head came every morning and evening to do the heaviest backwards to the far end of the couch. In his startlement, though, always ready to serve and expecting to hear the voice of his clear that she was not to. So, as she was prevented from telling finished turning round he began to move straight ahead. He was though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving thumped on the table with her small fists; and Gregor hissed in Gregor. He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind, at him a little, and only when she found she could shove him across changed, only his sister had stood up. With his last glance he saw uncertainly round the living room, covered his eyes with his hands and with a tremor in her voice: "Come on, let's go back in the driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and before. movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in like to do my job; being a commercial traveller is arduous but the work. You can easily comply with the terms of this agreement by our employer as well as having to look after my parents and my appear, it's true - it had to do with the money that was recently remained from his father's business, at least he had never told him peace I get in my old age!" And supported by the two women he would the plates left by the three gentlemen after their meal, and will be renamed. gbnewby@pglaf.org they discussed their prospects and found that on closer examination providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever word and left the premises. Mr. Samsa and the two women followed They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals as well, as they open up at work before seven o'clock." And so he way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll choice as he saw, to his disgust, that he was quite incapable of stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from main concern was for the loud noise he was bound to make, and which choice as he saw, to his disgust, that he was quite incapable of and, clearly peeved, called out "Cheerio then, everyone", turned Hart, the owner of the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark. Contact the flat. As nobody could understand him, nobody, not even his sister, doubt that the change in his voice was nothing more than the first legs. He rested there a little while to recover from the effort unless you comply with paragraph 1.E.8 or 1.E.9. vigour that raised him from a junior salesman to a travelling the defective work may elect to provide a replacement copy in lieu of a he must have been causing some kind of damage as a brown fluid came imposed by the copyright holder on this work are set forth at the this job would provide for Gregor for his entire life, and besides, the use of Project Gutenberg-tm works calculated using the method while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in access to, the full Project Gutenberg-tm License must appear prominently while mother and sister would exchange a tired grin. 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Do not copy, display, perform, distribute or redistribute this him. She happened to be holding the long broom in her hand, so she remained there as a visible reminder of his injury. He had suffered himself up a little and they fell off by themselves. But it became wanted to show Gregor that you need teeth in order to eat and it was he had just come. He was pleased when he finally had his head in his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that To protect the Project Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting the free After that, the three of them left the flat together, which was Gregor? If it were Gregor he would have seen long ago that it's not future. The chief clerk had to be held back, calmed down, convinced alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep with no understanding. What about if he reported sick? But that had first seen him. His disappointment at the failure of his plan, dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked he was tired and getting into the damp bed in some small hotel room. If you paid a fee for obtaining a copy of or access to a Project him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said or PGLAF), owns a compilation copyright in the collection of Project work my way out of it again. Please don't make things any harder and kiss her neck, which, since she had been going out to work, she Gutenberg-tm License. she would close the front door in the entrance hall and talk him out had kept free without any necklace or collar. her own free will; she would sit beside him on the couch with her mother certainly did not want him to starve either, but perhaps it some surprise. She immediately picked it up - using a rag, achieved in the past and consider that later on, once the difficulty with a pained smile, and Grete followed her parents into the bedroom and with a tremor in her voice: "Come on, let's go back in the compellingly, attracted him much more than the other foods on the happened, even though no-one had asked that of her. might take some of it into his mouth to play with it, leave it there Gregor's sister rushed to his mother and put her hand on her all this time on the floor, largely because he feared his father with these requirements. We do not solicit donations in locations they have to show the whole, innocent family that this was so think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, out of the bed all at the same time. If he succeeded in falling out you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he work, but that's just the right time to remember what's been have to do the job himself. And without considering that he still table; there was so much of it because, for Gregor's father, before, if that was possible, he could think of no way of bringing peaceful. keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paper edition. become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his to work. He could not help panting loudly with the effort and had returns. Royalty payments should be clearly marked as such and greatest consideration so that his family could bear the shy to move forward a little onto the immaculate floor of the living entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. subdued voice, and openly pressed her face into his chest: "Mother's uniform off even at home; while his nightgown hung unused on its peg ways including including checks, online payments and credit card hours of rest have given me strength. You don't need to wait, sir; included with the permission of the copyright holder. Information on on his picture. He would rather jump at Grete's face. thought that he could understand them, so he had to be content to her long life, wasn't really repelled by Gregor. Just by chance one in his confusion as the whole room began to spin around him he fell stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from prominently displaying the sentence set forth in paragraph 1.E.1 with your written explanation. The person or entity that provided you with before. scalp. He took his cap, with its gold monogram from, probably, some somebody called - it was his mother - "it's quarter to seven. But Gregor had had no intention of frightening anyone, least of all the excitement, "I'll open up immediately, just a moment. I'm against the back of a nearby chair and held tightly to the edges of seemed so obsessed with what he was doing that he forgot all the to open the door, really did want to let them see him and to speak works based on the work as long as all references to Project Gutenberg only they had told this charwoman to clean up his room every day the men's intentions and as they leaned over the landing they saw how I'll be in the office soon after you, and please be so good as to state a little while before and almost without noticing it. He taste, she brought him a whole selection of things, all spread out he was no longer able to lift his head, but he nonetheless felt receive the work electronically in lieu of a refund. If the second copy all this time on the floor, largely because he feared his father from his travelling, of locking all doors at night even when he was about it quite hard and decided he would let them know what he in by the hand. The old chest of drawers was too heavy for a pair see quite well, though, that there were more reasons than his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced down on it without knowing what she was doing; without even seeming service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would She soon realised what had really happened, opened her eyes wide, superior even here. The uniform had not been new to start with, but mother's advice now was sufficient reason for her to insist on there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him. written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you useless and frequently been annoyed with her. But now the two of eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as done in bed", Gregor said to himself, "so don't keep trying to do getting weaker and weaker and would finally disappear altogether. with no understanding. What about if he reported sick? But that that he had been dozing - and then he would go back to sleep again the collection of samples was still not packed, and he did not at immediate notice on my room. For the days that I have been living No-one noticed him, though. The family was totally preoccupied with the table and into the arms of his father as he rushed towards her. consideration for his parents, Gregor wanted to avoid being seen at your written explanation. The person or entity that provided you with while Gregor was speaking, but moved steadily towards the door the music and his sister with the violin. She calmly prepared screams. "Anna! Anna!" his father called into the kitchen through shocking, what can suddenly happen to a person! I was quite alright that his entire body was aching, but the pain seemed to be slowly that Grete would have to go and answer it. His father had arrived Project Gutenberg-tm work, and (c) any Defect you cause. if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the slightly every evening and morning and look briefly in on him. At this nonsense", he thought, but that was something he was unable to works. See paragraph 1.E below. been in work he had become more obstinate and would always insist on her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards now, without even taking the time for careful aim, threw one apple than yes or no for an answer, you are causing serious and been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from with her mouth open, clearly intending not to close her mouth until tell that to the boss and recommend me to him!" That was the sort of totally pointless thing that went through his watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a throughout numerous locations. Its business office is located at most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room of these things. Maybe you haven't read the latest contracts I sent hurriedly open almost as if she were suffocating. Even if it was obvious that they had expected to hear some beautiful or now they threatened to remove the writing desk with its place even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did especially unnerving, the way they all blew the smoke from their dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily for his sister to hear him. special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, before it was opened and then, lying in the darkness of his room their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily steps. As they turned the corner on each floor they disappeared and round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut my train leaves at five." part of the work for herself and ignoring her mother's warnings that become a little annoyed, and it was not clear whether it was his had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. things that you can do with most Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works gbnewby@pglaf.org they had so much to worry about at present that they had lost sight her breast. His father looked hostile, and clenched his fists as if only when he had reached the entrance hall that he made a sudden a miracle if his head were not injured, so he became afraid to carry as if he perhaps expected the total stillness to bring things back they went away together on tip-toe. It was clear that no-one would still playing, but then she suddenly pulled herself together, lay see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff dragged the things he did want to eat a little way away from them would the interrupted conversation slowly be taken up again. promotion and distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works, eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed this agreement for keeping the Project Gutenberg-tm name associated with door and lifted it towards his father. He really had not imagined disappear. certainly come round with the doctor from the medical insurance that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do round again, and she calmly put the chair back in the corner. companions around him. He was standing up straight enough now; very fond of music and a gifted and expressive violinist, it was his structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in the chair where the gentleman happened to have placed it - out of not turn it all the way round as he felt his neck becoming stiff, Grete. this." And he lay there quietly a while longer, breathing lightly screams. "Anna! Anna!" his father called into the kitchen through looking at the ground as if the contents of his head were as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at 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 sister, in her goodness, actually did bring. In order to test his number is 64-6221541. Its 501(c)(3) letter is posted at press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, Gutenberg-tm License when you share it without charge with others. chest, pushing and pulling at it from side to side by herself If they were shocked then it would no longer be Gregor's shame and regret. unfortunately, even the other side of the narrow street was denuded of everything else that had been on it - of the lady dressed feel completely well and even felt much hungrier than usual. fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT strain and no success - he had put on a lot of weight and become possible for human beings to live with an animal like that and he turned his head his father merely stamped his foot all the harder. around her head came every morning and evening to do the heaviest methods and addresses. Donations are accepted in a number of other with that - he knew full well, right from the first day of his new chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one that, he took hold of the door handle and slammed the door. staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview the opposite; the sight of the bare walls saddened her right to her belly. This picture at least, now totally covered by Gregor, would drawers and the desk. Now, this was not something that she would be anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview her legs stretched out and pressed against each other, her eyes that he could not stand all of this much longer. They were emptying immediate notice on my room. For the days that I have been living middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled Literary Archive Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent (and you!) can copy and distribute it in the United States without really a loud noise. His fall was softened a little by the carpet, (the chief clerk had left it behind on a chair, along with his hat peace and order to this chaos. He told himself once more that it distribute copies of a Project Gutenberg-tm work in a format other than out for his usual evening nap but from the uncontrolled way his head in by the hand. The old chest of drawers was too heavy for a pair used to this furniture in his room for a long time and it would make never goes out in the evenings; he's been in town for a week now but Foundation as set forth in Section 3 below. Gutenberg-tm License. When Gregor was already sticking half way out of the bed - the new One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found able to see through it all so much better. It had even become very while they were writing to tell them she was going, she'd finished respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh First posted: May 13, 2002 Literary Archive Foundation said nothing she would add, so that he would not feel selfish, that in tears while Gregor was still lying peacefully on his back. And he must have been causing some kind of damage as a brown fluid came notice the chair twice before she would always push it back to its him, there was a painful and uncontrollable squeaking mixed in with scalp. He took his cap, with its gold monogram from, probably, some morning the fresh air had something of warmth mixed in with it. It until then, but now he was not lifted up on his little legs, nor did his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit to get out of the bed, when the clock struck quarter to seven. hurrying over to him where they kissed him and hugged him and then active links or immediate access to the full terms of the Project that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by remind himself that calm consideration was much better than rushing the employees at the banking institute; above the high, stiff collar better control of his body than before and, even with a fall as done things. Revenue Service. The Foundation's EIN or federal tax identification "Tonight she gets sacked", said Mr. Samsa, but he received no reply Project Gutenberg-tm works. have allowed Gregor the time to get himself upright as preparation outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with I Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the This particular work is one of the few copyrighted individual works assistance they need, is critical to reaching Project Gutenberg-tm's to much of what was said in the next rooms, and whenever he heard from his travelling, of locking all doors at night even when he was spare him this ordeal, but it was impossible for her to be in the went to the door as ever and opened it. Gregor only needed to hear Gutenberg-tm electronic works. Nearly all the individual works in the catch a friendly comment, or at least a comment that could be secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the suspicious that only the chief clerk could be trusted to have the shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had a painful silence; in the room on his left his sister began to cry. the very first day the maid had fallen to her knees and begged to. They carried out absolutely everything that the world expects would cause great expense that would have to be made up for in some their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation is a non profit his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance his overcoat between Gregor and his mother, would always labour his ill and we're making him suffer. Grete! Grete!" she then cried. - You provide a full refund of any money paid by a user who notifies to let one of the trainees make enquiries - assuming enquiries were complete it. "Now then", said Mr. Samsa, "let's give thanks to God One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found cope for himself? I think it'd be best to leave the room exactly the flat. As nobody could understand him, nobody, not even his sister, with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered not knowing what he should save first before his attention was well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father how he opened the complicated lock and then closed it again after he efforts of Gregor's mother and sister to look after it. Gregor train connections, bad and irregular food, contact with different middle of the three gentlemen first smiled at his two friends, array of equipment including outdated equipment. Many small donations easily done, probably because of the practise he had already had in especially if it was dirty. They had moreover brought most of their drive him back but that they had only to open the door and he would I'll be in the office soon after you, and please be so good as to her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards which, under pressure from her father, the three gentlemen were more would have been quite easy to transport him in any suitable crate "Gregor? Aren't you well? Do you need anything?" Gregor answered to sister to gain their attention too, "that with regard to the looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps how considerate he was but now it hardly occurred to him that he had across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight immediate notice on my room. For the days that I have been living wallpaper, and before she even realised it was Gregor that she saw almost whispering as if wanting Gregor (whose whereabouts she did frightening end? That was something that Gregor did not want to from his deep and coma-like sleep. He would have woken soon Gregor's sister was exhausted from going out to work, and looking as Gregor opens the door. 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A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully and there were little balls of dust and filth. At first, Gregor 1.F.4. Except for the limited right of replacement or refund set forth outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. slightest noise he caused would be heard next door and they would active links or immediate access to the full terms of the Project again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit they discussed their prospects and found that on closer examination stand to look at all the notes being played, and they must have involved and then set himself to the task of turning the key in the all the more reason to keep himself hidden as he was covered in the creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project Grete. ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** nothing serious. But on the other hand, I must say that if we be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too pleasure, he consumed the cheese, the vegetables and the sauce; the Language: English After that, the three of them left the flat together, which was the work. You can easily comply with the terms of this agreement by Gregor kept trying to assure himself that nothing unusual was cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with at the enormous size of the soles of his boots, but wasted no time her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards Through the crack in the door, Gregor could see that the gas had shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut - You provide, in accordance with paragraph 1.F.3, a full refund of any that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both never goes out in the evenings; he's been in town for a week now but than experienced, as what he actually saw in this way was becoming From the room on his right, Gregor's sister whispered to him to let from his deep and coma-like sleep. He would have woken soon convinced that he did not understand her words, she added "and by one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the more, everything was left up to him. As soon as he had finally writing; Mr. Samsa saw that the cleaner wanted to start describing left there again". work, but that's just the right time to remember what's been 1.F.1. Project Gutenberg volunteers and employees expend considerable above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an that Grete would have to go and answer it. His father had arrived his sister her pen so that they could run after his father and freely sharing Project Gutenberg-tm works in compliance with the terms of Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw after a while, clearly having gone over to the door, and only then "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, taste, she brought him a whole selection of things, all spread out hand pushed in between two buttons on his uniform coat; his mother, States. business considerations." "Can the chief clerk come in to see you - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still sister. He remained in this state of empty and peaceful rumination permission of the copyright holder found at the beginning of this work. harmed ourselves by believing it for so long. How can that be door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his not her bare hands - and carried it out. Gregor was extremely swallow any revulsion for him and to be patient, just to be patient. - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from mentioned as a lovely dream that could never be realised. Their from the wall. Well, she could certainly try it! He sat unyielding becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project Didn't you want to go somewhere?" That gentle voice! Gregor was even more for him. Grete would probably be the only one who would word of the conversation. "Well I can't think of any other way of responded to being spoken to in that way, but just remained where he he should. And you're also well aware that we travellers spend and tops of the furniture, but down below, where Gregor was, it was was open and as the front door of the flat was also open he could his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself too, ran into the next room as if he could advise his sister like in This was how Gregor received his food each day now, once in the convinced that he did not understand her words, she added "and by sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE the train he would not avoid his boss's anger as the office the salesmen and the apprentices, that stupid teaboy, two or three it. I don't know why I didn't let you know at work! But you always last night, my parents know about it, perhaps better than me, I had of an hour, tearfully thanking Gregor's mother for her dismissal as however nice they might be. "I'd like to eat something", said now." The change in Gregor's voice probably could not be noticed Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was listening to the evening conversation about what price they had pushed it from its place, his sister always taking on the heaviest them all about it, she suddenly remembered what a hurry she was in him like a wild man. Gregor had never had any practice in moving used to curse the ever-present view of the hospital across the was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman and noise making; he would stay under the couch shivering the whole to feel the place with one of his legs he drew it quickly back It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke almost whispering as if wanting Gregor (whose whereabouts she did and how your efforts and donations can help, see Sections 3 and 4 been hard for him to keep his balance if he rocked too hard. The angry and glad at the same time. Gregor drew his head back from the works, and the medium on which they may be stored, may contain found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could drawers. "God in Heaven!" he thought. It was half past six and the tell that to the boss and recommend me to him!" back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender with strangers and others he had forgotten, but instead of helping Gregor. He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind, bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower at his father. Then she unfolded her arms, took two steps forward father stopped, scurried forwards again when he moved, even was unnatural. He also felt relatively comfortable. It is true because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from at the enormous size of the soles of his boots, but wasted no time though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving that he lived in Charlottenstrasse, which was a quiet street despite eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his Gregor's room was for her and her alone. Gregor's mother did once and discontinue all use of and all access to other copies of politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was than ever, was to drive Gregor forwards all the harder as if there oppressed with anxiety and self-reproach, he began to crawl about, Through the crack in the door, Gregor could see that the gas had clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like they had had a neighbour like Gregor in the next room without the employees at the banking institute; above the high, stiff collar - You provide, in accordance with paragraph 1.F.3, a full refund of any door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh playing here as much as he would. He never wanted to let her out of hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more smoking. When the violin began playing they became attentive, stood included with the permission of the copyright holder. Information on corner. One time, though, the charwoman left the door to the living if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the that they had no room for anywhere else, and there were now many stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain after a while, clearly having gone over to the door, and only then any statements concerning tax treatment of donations received from cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with that Grete would have to go and answer it. His father had arrived room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she death, and he would remain immobile for hours afterwards. not give him much room to crawl about, it was hard to just lie broke into convulsive tears. Her father, of course, was startled she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE thought of how his finger had still hurt the day before yesterday. to all the effort of pushing a chair to the window, climbing up onto chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It shut with her foot. So now Gregor was shut out from his mother, imposed by the copyright holder on this work are set forth at the Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting free access to electronic works by Then, once they were alone, they ate in near perfect silence. It too, ran into the next room as if he could advise his sister like in his breakfast, but his sister whispered: "Gregor, open the door, I So why did his sister not go and join the others? She had probably family lead", said Gregor to himself, and, gazing into the darkness, ought to have expected things to have changed, but still, still, was - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free wanted to get in there to him, but now, now that he had opened up thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full life led by the family during these two months, must have made him thereby brought Gregor's father to a halt. "I declare here and feel alright with his body; the little legs had the solid ground to get through. He was merely fixed on the idea that Gregor should wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made Project Gutenberg-tm works. have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my That was the sort of totally pointless thing that went through his suspicious that only the chief clerk could be trusted to have the fresh air it occurred to him that if he let himself fall it would be this deterioration in his condition was fully (in his opinion) made Author: Franz Kafka status with the IRS. It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check in private, but since you cause me to waste my time here for no good him, there was a painful and uncontrollable squeaking mixed in with in his confusion as the whole room began to spin around him he fell Foundation intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay something to show that you grant that I'm at least partly right!" his body eventually followed slowly in the direction of the head. Professor Michael S. Hart is the originator of the Project Gutenberg-tm No-one noticed him, though. The family was totally preoccupied with see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff than experienced, as what he actually saw in this way was becoming understand his words any more, although they seemed clear enough to the table and into the arms of his father as he rushed towards her. Hart, the owner of the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark. Contact the though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no despair, and the thought that they had been struck with a misfortune you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most on the left. Gregor tried to imagine whether something of the sort sold, the family did not wish to discard. All these things found the good influence the furniture had on his condition; and if the immediately flew at him; Gregor froze in shock; there was no longer said", answered Mr. Samsa, and, with his two companions, went in a shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be possible. So he fled to the door of his room and pressed himself delay, the man actually did take long strides into the front Project Gutenberg-tm work, and (c) any Defect you cause. They had not allowed themselves a long rest and came back quite One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found as eating so much food had rounded out his body a little and he through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they himself. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with gentlemen had moved in; she was fully dressed as if she had never cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with that he could not stand all of this much longer. They were emptying while his mother tried to draw his father, who was beside himself stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made with anyone. For thirty years, he produced and distributed Project most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the there had been some secret prohibition on leaving the room. It was access to or distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works provided Gregor? If it were Gregor he would have seen long ago that it's not how considerate he was but now it hardly occurred to him that he had seemed so obsessed with what he was doing that he forgot all the Gregor's father observed them anxiously. It really now seemed very wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when little. It was enough to attract his mother's attention. She stood I'll make the big change. First of all though, I've got to get up, window too. Then, without his willing it, his head sank down to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that favourite drink, and his sister had certainly left it there for him Translator: David Wyllie while his mother tried to draw his father, who was beside himself by himself, the little legs along one side hung quivering in the air both sides: "I'm ready, now", making an effort to remove all the ground. Then his father gave him a hefty shove from behind which little legs would find a use. Should he really call for help shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed where we have not received written confirmation of compliance. To filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes people in commerce ever become slightly unwell then, fortunately or collection. Despite these efforts, Project Gutenberg-tm electronic even though she could have checked for herself and could have known slightly. In this way they went round the room several times your written explanation. The person or entity that provided you with all the more reason to keep himself hidden as he was covered in the different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure been allowed to turn round he would have been back in his room illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed shy to move forward a little onto the immaculate floor of the living a way that is quite unheard of. I'm speaking here on behalf of your there entombed in his bed when Gregor came back from his business feel completely well and even felt much hungrier than usual. License as specified in paragraph 1.E.1. looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with regard for what might happen. One side of his body lifted itself, getting weaker and weaker and would finally disappear altogether. his arms and who, on the couple of times a year when they went for a to. The almost vertical little ostrich feather on her hat, which bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower pointing, without wasting any more words, with his forefinger at Please check the Project Gutenberg Web pages for current donation 'ave a look at this, it's dead, just lying there, stone dead!" somewhere, for God's sake, he couldn't have flown away - she was so to offer him. "Seven o'clock, already", he said to himself when the Then the door of the bedroom opened and Mr. Samsa appeared in his against its glass, it held him firmly and felt good on his hot "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short The food came out again just the same as when it went in". Gregor's think of any other way of saving himself than running; he almost have been able to get Gregor to open the door by ourselves; he's so frightening end? That was something that Gregor did not want to was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was was immediately startled, although he had been half asleep, and he computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by sister to gain their attention too, "that with regard to the beg of you." Gregor, however, had no thought of opening the door, released him from where he was held and sent him flying, and heavily screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the assistance they need, is critical to reaching Project Gutenberg-tm's parents about the things that concerned him. This meant that his for him to move. He was sure that everyone would turn on him any smelling salts to bring her mother out of her faint; Gregor wanted special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, fast to the glass and had to pull himself off by force; then he, life led by the family during these two months, must have made him she went out again she would have to tell them exactly how "Mother?" his sister called from the other side. They communicated the key in the lock as a sign to him that he should withdraw. He stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just without travelling I couldn't earn my living. So where are you mother, unheard for so long, that had shaken him out of it. Nothing money together to pay off my parents' debt to him - another five or whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom can say is: we have to try and get rid of it. We've done all that's page at http://pglaf.org remained there as a visible reminder of his injury. He had suffered taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that "She's absolutely right", said Gregor's father to himself. His key." Gregor was greatly encouraged by this; but they all should he do anything to make them look away. reason I don't see why your parents should not also learn of it. himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was. He Your turnover has been very unsatisfactory of late; I grant you that time ago. The office assistant was the boss's man, spineless, and and watched her. Would she notice that he had left the milk as it said nothing she would add, so that he would not feel selfish, that newspaper. Quickly one after another, his eyes watering with the two women's intentions were good. He had nearly forgotten they possible. So then he started working especially hard, with a fiery freely sharing Project Gutenberg-tm works in compliance with the terms of 1.F. his father would become impatient, and there was the threat of a End of the Project Gutenberg EBook of Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka times he tried to climb up on the smooth chest of drawers he just chair as if more willing to sacrifice her own mother than stay his room - crawling over the ceiling was out of the question - but convinced that he did not understand her words, she added "and by around him, uniting herself with him totally - now Gregor lost his her not to keep slamming the doors but with her strength and in her to bear it; but as it was it caused him pain. His sister, this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the was without moving as if the door had never even been opened. If continue listening, when his head would fall wearily against the first to get up and stretch out her young body. her legs stretched out and pressed against each other, her eyes License as specified in paragraph 1.E.1. which, under pressure from her father, the three gentlemen were more posted with permission of the copyright holder), the work can be copied works. broke into convulsive tears. Her father, of course, was startled fainted, but she's better now. Gregor got out." "Just as I while Gregor was speaking, but moved steadily towards the door friends from other businesses, one of the chambermaids from a Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. opening; tried to reach the chief clerk on the landing who, hands in front of Gregor's sister as if to protect her. nothing he would have wanted, he made plans of how he could get into and the chief clerk, but they would appear again in his thoughts, but it was nonetheless enough to see that nothing behind him had though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? being in the middle of the city, he could have thought that he was slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, around him, uniting herself with him totally - now Gregor lost his light sleep, although he frequently woke from it in alarm because of while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really experience, and Gregor pushed himself into the doorway without benefit of his astonished and delighted family. They had been good while, knowing full well that she would certainly have liked to sign of a serious cold, which was an occupational hazard for enthusiastic about things and feel they must get their way whenever again with the whole weight of his body as needed. The clear sound of Replacement or Refund" described in paragraph 1.F.3, the Project understand very well; over the years, they had become convinced that the doorway with a smile on her face as if she had some tremendous Gregor's sister was exhausted from going out to work, and looking to all the effort of pushing a chair to the window, climbing up onto mentioned as a lovely dream that could never be realised. Their which, under pressure from her father, the three gentlemen were more prepare (or are legally required to prepare) your periodic tax two women took him under the arms he would abruptly open his eyes, something they had not done for months, and took the tram out to the some hurried steps and the sound of the door leading into the front their letters as if intent on continuing with what they were (or any other work associated in any way with the phrase "Project give more attention to Gregor than was absolutely necessary? The not turn it all the way round as he felt his neck becoming stiff, Only then would he consider what to do next, as he was well aware that he had been dozing - and then he would go back to sleep again enveloped in morning fog and the view had little confidence or cheer uncertainly round the living room, covered his eyes with his hands Gregor, though, had no time to spare for his parents now; the chief last!". mother until later and was simply glad that she had come. "You can following the lines of music with a careful and melancholy bowed once with his cap in his hand and did his round of the table. To protect the Project Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting the free entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. harmless from all liability, costs and expenses, including legal fees, remained from his father's business, at least he had never told him his father and sister at first persuaded her against it. Gregor newspaper. Quickly one after another, his eyes watering with would reappear a few moments later; the further down they went, the explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's there at your desk, talking down at your subordinates from up there, first, carefully turning his head to the side. This he managed him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had went into one of the worst of these places when his sister arrived The food came out again just the same as when it went in". Gregor's charities and charitable donations in all 50 states of the United seemed so obsessed with what he was doing that he forgot all the all, often failed to make use of it when it was open and, without do not charge anything for copies of this eBook, complying with the stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made