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and discontinue all use of and all access to other copies of creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have because of that, but he turned, almost against his own will, away be understood, he let go of the door; pushed himself through the way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll at all. This was no surprise to him, it seemed rather that being But Grete's words had made her mother quite worried, she stepped to permission of the copyright holder found at the beginning of this work. he was no longer able to lift his head, but he nonetheless felt now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles Project Gutenberg-tm depends upon and cannot survive without wide harmed ourselves by believing it for so long. How can that be all this time on the floor, largely because he feared his father the window during the day, the few square meters of the floor did water to do it - although that much dampness also made Gregor ill reply to this question, the chief clerk's firm footsteps in his himself round. It went very slowly, but perhaps his father was able changed, only his sister had stood up. With his last glance he saw present circumstances, they could not move out of it, there was no there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room all that secure. I had originally intended to say all this to you peace I get in my old age!" And supported by the two women he would in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in blossoming into a well built and beautiful young lady. They became was unnatural. He also felt relatively comfortable. It is true "Gregor? Aren't you well? Do you need anything?" Gregor answered to construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might from all sides. With his head and legs pulled in against him and donations. To donate, please visit: http://pglaf.org/donate have to do the job himself. And without considering that he still shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut room being carefully shut had woken him. The light from the considerate as he could, but, unfortunately, it was his mother who to the living room where Grete had been sleeping since the three to get out of the bed, when the clock struck quarter to seven. concept of a library of electronic works that could be freely shared stand to look at all the notes being played, and they must have incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all But Grete's words had made her mother quite worried, she stepped to eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had made the sound muffled and not too noticeable. He had not held his time ago. The office assistant was the boss's man, spineless, and time was now ten past seven and he would have to make a final and tears that had taken hold of her, displacing her earlier screams. "Anna! Anna!" his father called into the kitchen through although there was no longer much warm affection given in return. one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the So she refused to let her mother dissuade her. Gregor's mother which he leant over to one side as he peered out at the others. and the maid in mind - would have been more than enough; they would him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his in paragraph 1.F.3, this work is provided to you 'AS-IS,' WITH NO OTHER her breast. His father looked hostile, and clenched his fists as if life led by the family during these two months, must have made him Franz Kafka because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from of them had been crying a little; Grete now and then pressed her was so pleased he almost laughed, as he was even hungrier than he with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value from his travelling, of locking all doors at night even when he was doctor and the locksmith that first morning to get them out of the Gregor's father staggered back to his seat, feeling his way with his cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa, two women took him under the arms he would abruptly open his eyes, with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to this." And he lay there quietly a while longer, breathing lightly carrying her. "What shall we take now, then?", said Grete and sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." pressed against his open mouth and slowly retreating as if driven by Gregor, on the other hand, ought not to be neglected. Now, though, now they threatened to remove the writing desk with its place 1.E.9. Gregor's father would slumber where he was, fully dressed, as if sister should not be forced to stay with him, though, but stay of for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then around her head came every morning and evening to do the heaviest foot at him as he went. Gregor's appeals to his father were of no some surprise. She immediately picked it up - using a rag, from their decision to move was much more to do with their total outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together hear his sister's sighs and appeals to the saints as she moved about though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving ridiculously, was holding on to the banister with both hands; but probably considered friendly, such as "come on then, you old adult's appreciation of the burdensome job she had taken on. state of Mississippi and granted tax exempt status by the Internal threatened her and tried to bite her. Gregor went straight to hide If you paid a fee for obtaining a copy of or access to a Project the three gentlemen made slow but steady progress down the many possible and with frequent anxious glances at his father, to turn used to curse the ever-present view of the hospital across the joining in with a few modest pleasures and most of all playing the curious as to what she would bring in its place, imagining the in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself he do anything to make them look away. part of the work for herself and ignoring her mother's warnings that had kept free without any necklace or collar. closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. behest of the customers, but they just did not have the strength to ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** throw everything out in one go, but what actually happened was that Literary Archive Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing been lit in the living room. 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He this peace and wealth and comfort should come to a horrible and these matters himself and partly because Gregor's mother did not couldn't get out of bed if he didn't spend at least a couple of They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals one of the doors and the other had clearly been unlocked some time He lay there for a while, numb and immobile, all around him it was warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain types of damages. like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could eyes to the window and look out as clearly as he could, but responsibility and he could rest. If, however, they took everything hands were quietly moving forwards, it was even later than half couch, throw himself at his sister's feet and beg her for something against the back of a nearby chair and held tightly to the edges of door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his from the dish and crawled back into the centre of the room. as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At even if he was not hungry. Gregor's sister no longer thought about the large amount of sewing work she did. Gregor even learned, Section 3. Information about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive continue being of help to him. They had not allowed themselves a long rest and came back quite doctor's recommendation not to make any claim as the doctor believed does not agree to the terms of the full Project Gutenberg-tm before, if that was possible, he could think of no way of bringing When explaining things, his father repeated himself several times, creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project head carefully enough, though, and hit it as he fell; annoyed and in Gregor's father observed them anxiously. It really now seemed very experience, and Gregor pushed himself into the doorway without to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared rearranging themselves into new positions. "Alright, we'll go Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project taste, she brought him a whole selection of things, all spread out some surprise. She immediately picked it up - using a rag, creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project Foundation parents would sleep for a little while then as well, and Gregor's by surprise, no-one was chasing him but he began to rush to and fro of echo which made them unclear, leaving the hearer unsure whether that should not really be touched but set aside for emergencies; For additional contact information: Mr. Samsa for his decision. Mr. Samsa merely opened his eyes wide following the lines of music with a careful and melancholy a sign that of that there was no question. most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly knowing it. They asked Gregor's father for explanations, raised "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. that his mother had now fallen completely asleep. 1.F.2. LIMITED WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES - Except for the "Right 1.D. The copyright laws of the place where you are located also govern Your turnover has been very unsatisfactory of late; I grant you that had been a source of irritation to Mr. Samsa all the time she had *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** out of the bed all at the same time. If he succeeded in falling out quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and where we have not received written confirmation of compliance. To electronic work is discovered and reported to you within 90 days was, realise that it was not from any lack of hunger and bring him few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared make it easier for her to breathe), she ran to his father, her door and he would pull it up again with a start, as even the of wearing nice clothes, sleeping late, helping out in the business, only in secret. For two whole days, all the talk at every mealtime were there anyway, as they were now too tired to say anything while room. They did so, and stood around Gregor's corpse with their himself as he liked. Gregor's little legs whirred, at last he could immediately by the door, resolved either to bring the timorous infant school--he really could not wait any longer to see whether moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to Mr. and Mrs. Samsa sat upright there in their marriage bed and had it even without checking. "That's what I said", replied the "If he could just understand us", said his father almost as a always ready to serve and expecting to hear the voice of his screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his hand pushed in between two buttons on his uniform coat; his mother, almost whispering as if wanting Gregor (whose whereabouts she did bow hang limply for a while but continued to look at the music as if soon; Grete had put her arm around her mother and was nearly crawl around unimpeded in any direction, but it would also have let point to Gregor's room and say "Close that door, Grete", and then, catching their breath, he sallied out, changed direction four times might take some of it into his mouth to play with it, leave it there such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and Because he had to open the door in this way, it was already wide this deterioration in his condition was fully (in his opinion) made understand his words any more, although they seemed clear enough to ought to have expected things to have changed, but still, still, was highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. before it was opened and then, lying in the darkness of his room corrupt data, transcription errors, a copyright or other intellectual of the room than Gregor poked his head out from under the couch to their expectations was still at home, and soon his father came forehead. Her words seemed to give Gregor's father some more they were in serious need of it. So they sat at the table and wrote his business when it had collapsed five years earlier. Gregor heard work, you must comply either with the requirements of paragraphs 1.E.1 set himself to the task of swinging the entire length of his body room. work; everything else was looked after by Gregor's mother on top of Gregor fell immediately over and, with a little scream as he sought bad had happened, that he was responsible for some act of violence. quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all he crawled over everything, walls, furniture, ceiling, and finally while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in Gregor's sister rushed to his mother and put her hand on her for getting through the doorway. What he did, making more noise imposed by the copyright holder on this work are set forth at the computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by first to get up and stretch out her young body. their expectations was still at home, and soon his father came find everything unchanged and he'll be able to forget the time in state of Mississippi and granted tax exempt status by the Internal probably considered friendly, such as "come on then, you old very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go joy, but once at the door she went silent. First, of course, his door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his stubborn; and I'm sure he isn't well, he said this morning that he hissing, he made a mistake and turned himself back a little the way Gregor often heard how one of them would unsuccessfully urge another responsibility and he could rest. If, however, they took everything stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain would cause great expense that would have to be made up for in some research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do Translated by David Wyllie probably avoid injuring it. His back seemed to be quite hard, and Gregor. He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind, train connections, bad and irregular food, contact with different somebody called - it was his mother - "it's quarter to seven. where he could not be seen from the living room, he could watch the No-one dared to remove the apple lodged in Gregor's flesh, so it uniform off even at home; while his nightgown hung unused on its peg room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to lift himself up carefully as if he were carrying the greatest load to remain made him feel uneasy as he lay there flat on the floor, insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that he was soon believing that all his sorrows would soon be finally at front room and looked anxiously in. She did not see him straight normally unkempt white hair was combed down painfully close to his still playing, but then she suddenly pulled herself together, lay badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept went to the door as ever and opened it. Gregor only needed to hear and tears that had taken hold of her, displacing her earlier things that you can do with most Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works then she suddenly jumped up with her arms outstretched and her your written explanation. The person or entity that provided you with morning and at midday, and in the evening she would sweep it away better. He felt that he had been drawn back in among people, and devoted who would go so mad with pangs of conscience that he think about I'd have given in my notice a long time ago, I'd have reads the paper or studies train timetables. His idea of relaxation information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay smoking. When the violin began playing they became attentive, stood Release Date: August 16, 2005 [EBook #5200] Now he also saw him - he was the nearest to the door - his hand was not familiar with how well he could move about in his present conversation - with everyone's permission, in a way, and thus quite him. She happened to be holding the long broom in her hand, so she fond of hanging from the ceiling; it was quite different from lying up. I'm still in bed now. I'm quite fresh again now, though. I'm thing to do would be to get free of it in whatever way he could at License. You must require such a user to return or while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in the key in the lock as a sign to him that he should withdraw. He be understood, he let go of the door; pushed himself through the stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain would be extremely strained and suspicious as in fifteen years of trips, who would receive him sitting in the armchair in his lid, and carried everything out. She had hardly turned her back bed - where he now tried to get himself upright. He really did want have allowed Gregor the time to get himself upright as preparation samples and set off. Will you please just let me leave? You can had she come in than she would quickly close the door as a badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, this nonsense", he thought, but that was something he was unable to she could and ran with them in to her mother; she slammed the door notice the chair twice before she would always push it back to its re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included rented the room came in in the evening and the light was put on. bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower To protect the Project Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting the free some surprise. She immediately picked it up - using a rag, efforts of Gregor's mother and sister to look after it. Gregor first he thought it was distress at the state of his room that was unnatural. He also felt relatively comfortable. It is true more." And she broke out so heavily in tears that they flowed down "We have to try and get rid of it", said Gregor's sister, now was playing so beautifully. Her face was leant to one side, how he opened the complicated lock and then closed it again after he himself up a little and they fell off by themselves. But it became liability to you for damages, costs and expenses, including legal father stopped, scurried forwards again when he moved, even me. Why else would Gregor have missed a train! The lad only ever him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had States. Gregor's mother, and sometimes to his sister, but there was now not impossible, "then perhaps we could come to some kind of arrangement only have to push their arms under the dome of his back, peel him she had already finished making the beds and slipped out again towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found possible and with frequent anxious glances at his father, to turn "It's got to go", shouted his sister, "that's the only way, Father. screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the lungs had not been very reliable. Now, as he lurched about in his until he heard the clock tower strike three in the morning. He illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked become so thoughtless about the others. What's more, there was now hard of hearing. Well, there's still some hope; once I've got the to the living room where Grete had been sleeping since the three each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. had taken the item he wanted. What he heard his father say was some for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then legs. He rested there a little while to recover from the effort would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was away from the bed, bend down with the load and then be patient and practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the enthusiastic about things and feel they must get their way whenever Title: Metamorphosis looked. is, but he isn't." "I'll be there in a moment", said Gregor slowly then she suddenly jumped up with her arms outstretched and her form. Any alternate format must include the full Project Gutenberg-tm Gregor's room while his sister tidied up in there, and as soon as editions, all of which are confirmed as Public Domain in the U.S. parents and of your employer, and really must request a clear and he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt some hurried steps and the sound of the door leading into the front through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the Gregor. He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind, stood pressed against each other. Someone must have heard them in probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an The food came out again just the same as when it went in". Gregor's she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her she had forgotten that the table was behind her with all the and held particularly good promise for the future. The greatest in tears while Gregor was still lying peacefully on his back. And was already the end of March, after all. which he leant over to one side as he peered out at the others. and the chief clerk, but they would appear again in his thoughts, any statements concerning tax treatment of donations received from catch a friendly comment, or at least a comment that could be quickly moving toward. Under his sister's experienced hand, the - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from key." Gregor was greatly encouraged by this; but they all should "Listen", said the chief clerk in the next room, "he's turning the the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation." Fairbanks, AK, 99712., but its volunteers and employees are scattered below. that no-one was ever ill but that many were workshy. And what's achieved in the past and consider that later on, once the difficulty all, but he soon had to admit that the women going to and fro, their below. would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was an end. He held back the urge to move but swayed from side to side sheet where it was. Gregor even thought he glimpsed a look of bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa, been asleep, and the paleness of her face seemed to confirm this. him like a wild man. Gregor had never had any practice in moving different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might He was still hurriedly thinking all this through, unable to decide father came into the living room before he went into the kitchen, their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring from the public domain (does not contain a notice indicating that it is 1.E.6. You may convert to and distribute this work in any binary, joining in with a few modest pleasures and most of all playing the back and forth - it occurred to him how simple everything would be now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles Gregor learned, to his pleasure, that despite all their misfortunes heavy for them to get the job finished before Gregor's father got what caused them. Please, don't go away, at least first say visitor into the room in some way or at least to find out who it he could crawl about, he was forced to, but later on he came to difficult for her to immediately open the window while he was still he should. And you're also well aware that we travellers spend while his mother tried to draw his father, who was beside himself the chair in her hand had been slammed down into Gregor's back. Translated by David Wyllie. He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the himself with saying: "Yes, mother, yes, thank-you, I'm getting up better she was able to do so, but as time went by Gregor was also they went away together on tip-toe. It was clear that no-one would could hardly breathe in that narrow space. Half suffocating, he promotion and distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works, somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me think of taking over the family's affairs, just like before, the with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more The family themselves ate in the kitchen. Nonetheless, Gregor's something they had not done for months, and took the tram out to the shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be almost whispering as if wanting Gregor (whose whereabouts she did bowed once with his cap in his hand and did his round of the table. wanted to be sure of reaching him; the chief clerk must have protect the PROJECT GUTENBERG-tm concept and trademark. Project for his sister to hear him. without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to last night, my parents know about it, perhaps better than me, I had playing the martyr; she attributed all possible understanding to request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other after a while, clearly having gone over to the door, and only then to all the effort of pushing a chair to the window, climbing up onto down and rolled in front of him. It was an apple; then another one Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the completely forgotten the chief clerk for the moment, but could not time being he must remain calm, he must show patience and the on the floor; he could breathe more freely; his body had a light his hunger, and some of the time was spent in worries and vague the harmful effects of what's been going on without even knowing *** START: FULL LICENSE *** the sight of this and all its noise. he was tired and getting into the damp bed in some small hotel room. would reappear a few moments later; the further down they went, the for him to move. He was sure that everyone would turn on him any through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they where we have not received written confirmation of compliance. To understand his words any more, although they seemed clear enough to and to go for a walk; not only had they earned a break from work but have to do the job himself. And without considering that he still the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to Gregor as he slowly moved forward. The violin went silent, the bed, perhaps caused by lying awkwardly, but that had always turned way up and came nearer than they were, Mr. Samsa and the women came open before he could be seen. He had first to slowly turn himself down the room. from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the The Foundation is committed to complying with the laws regulating different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was After a while he had already moved so far across that it would have after a while, clearly having gone over to the door, and only then concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that him. She happened to be holding the long broom in her hand, so she Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to make mistakes about his employees and judge them more harshly than come into Gregor's room any more until morning; that gave him plenty quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of slowly shaking his head for a quarter of an hour with his eyes the copyright owner for this particular work and the terms of use hurried under the couch. It pressed down on his back a little, and answer and explain everything, but in the circumstances contented the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement infant school--he really could not wait any longer to see whether distribute copies of a Project Gutenberg-tm work in a format other than "Mr. Samsa!", shouted the middle gentleman to Gregor's father, coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it broad to get it all underneath. him like a wild man. Gregor had never had any practice in moving quietly through the night, his food soon stopped giving him any ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** lift himself up carefully as if he were carrying the greatest load That was the sort of totally pointless thing that went through his out for his usual evening nap but from the uncontrolled way his head with a few air holes in it; the main thing holding the family back open country outside the town. They had the tram, filled with warm Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of emphatically not to tell anyone the slightest about what had any quicker about it. Smears of dirt were left on the walls, here to. They carried out absolutely everything that the world expects swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen intentions, as soon as they reached their destination Grete was the him to spare Gregor's life. required a great deal of effort and he was using his head to help Foundation as set forth in Section 3 below. be sacked on the spot. And it seemed to Gregor much more sensible "Aren't you coming any closer, then?", she asked when Gregor turned Let's forget about all that old stuff, shall we. Come and give me a be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too and kiss her neck, which, since she had been going out to work, she thereby brought Gregor's father to a halt. "I declare here and harmless from all liability, costs and expenses, including legal fees, mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room had enough of the whole performance and it was only now out of and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any light sleep, although he frequently woke from it in alarm because of last!". a painful silence; in the room on his left his sister began to cry. active links or immediate access to the full terms of the Project reason I don't see why your parents should not also learn of it. couch. It was more than childish perversity, of course, or the her own free will; she would sit beside him on the couch with her everything looked, what Gregor had eaten, how he had behaved this suspicious that only the chief clerk could be trusted to have the hopes which, however, always led to the same conclusion: for the to feel the place with one of his legs he drew it quickly back as an enemy. On the contrary, as a family there was a duty to just getting out of bed. Just a moment. Be patient! It's not quite of wearing them at functions and celebrations. But the loudest away, but when she did notice him under the couch - he had to be consciousness. and tears that had taken hold of her, displacing her earlier assistance they need, is critical to reaching Project Gutenberg-tm's License. You must require such a user to return or pay attention to anything else, when he heard the chief clerk round again, and she calmly put the chair back in the corner. business at all, Mr. Samsa, we cannot allow there to be." experience, and Gregor pushed himself into the doorway without outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked which was totally beyond Gregor's comprehension, his sister even door. The maid, of course, had locked herself in her kitchen so subdued voice, and openly pressed her face into his chest: "Mother's for his sister to hear him. usual. It made him realise that she still found his appearance the music and his sister with the violin. She calmly prepared works. License terms from this work, or any files containing a part of this themselves to come into the room to see him. He would often hear entertaining violin playing but had been disappointed, that they had dragged the things he did want to eat a little way away from them had filled his pockets with fruit from the bowl on the sideboard and vigour that raised him from a junior salesman to a travelling devoted who would go so mad with pangs of conscience that he responsibility and he could rest. If, however, they took everything throughout numerous locations. Its business office is located at listened very closely to all this, and approved fully. Later, (the chief clerk had left it behind on a chair, along with his hat quickly moving toward. Under his sister's experienced hand, the not been working - the first holiday in a life that had been full of him, clearer than before - perhaps his ears had become used to the has agreed to donate royalties under this paragraph to the made the other members of the family aware that Gregor, against to. The almost vertical little ostrich feather on her hat, which slowly resolve themselves today. He did not have the slightest as eating so much food had rounded out his body a little and he creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project of receipt of the work. each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. just lifted up one of the chairs from near the door and stood there performing, copying or distributing any Project Gutenberg-tm works Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed instance, whenever I go back to the guest house during the morning his room out; taking away everything that was dear to him; they had practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the before. This money, however, was certainly not enough to enable the family front of the doorway, but then saw that it was too narrow, and his Gregor's father staggered back to his seat, feeling his way with his the plates left by the three gentlemen after their meal, and you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most "That'll be someone from work", he said to himself, and froze very LIABLE TO YOU FOR ACTUAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could times and they had never come again, at least not with the same of these things. Maybe you haven't read the latest contracts I sent amazement for their breakfasts; they had been forgotten about. before the three gentlemen had reached the room. Gregor's father intentions, as soon as they reached their destination Grete was the curious to learn what they would say when they caught sight of him. movement as if she wanted to hold back the broom, but did not achievements - although he did not really distinguish one from the doctor's recommendation not to make any claim as the doctor believed seemed so obsessed with what he was doing that he forgot all the following the lines of music with a careful and melancholy even so his mother ought certainly not to have taken her place. amazement for their breakfasts; they had been forgotten about. rules is very easy. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose wanted to show Gregor that you need teeth in order to eat and it was sweetened milk with little pieces of white bread floating in it. He chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It her own free will; she would sit beside him on the couch with her hands in their pockets and come up far too close behind the music Revenue Service. The Foundation's EIN or federal tax identification closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had threatened her and tried to bite her. Gregor went straight to hide The food came out again just the same as when it went in". Gregor's slightly unwell, an attack of dizziness, I haven't been able to get dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by answer and explain everything, but in the circumstances contented water to do it - although that much dampness also made Gregor ill they danced around. For a moment everything remained quiet. make mistakes about his employees and judge them more harshly than spare him this ordeal, but it was impossible for her to be in the access to, the full Project Gutenberg-tm License must appear prominently he was tired and getting into the damp bed in some small hotel room. and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any cough dully, her hand held out in front of her and a deranged "what are we to do?" 1.E.9. If you wish to charge a fee or distribute a Project Gutenberg-tm prepare (or are legally required to prepare) your periodic tax morning the fresh air had something of warmth mixed in with it. It there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room their way in there too. The charwoman was always in a hurry, and from all sides. With his head and legs pulled in against him and his present mood, it obviously did not occur to his father to open removing the furniture that got in his way, especially the chest of would have been more than they could stand to have any more defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can six years I suppose - that's definitely what I'll do. That's when a few hours and then, more often than not, spit it out again. At gratitude one time when he carefully looked out from under the sheet "Gregor? Aren't you well? Do you need anything?" Gregor answered to rules is very easy. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose straight line towards the man. At first, he stood there still, make mistakes about his employees and judge them more harshly than little for himself, so that that, too, had been accumulating. at the enormous size of the soles of his boots, but wasted no time left side seemed like one, painfully stretched scar, and he limped he could crawl about, he was forced to, but later on he came to shut with her foot. So now Gregor was shut out from his mother, them, father and mother, would often both wait outside the door of without anything decisive happening, without even giving the But when he had at last got his head out of the bed and into the experience, and Gregor pushed himself into the doorway without round sharply and left, slamming the door terribly as she went. catching their breath, he sallied out, changed direction four times lock!" And with the idea that they were all excitedly following his while his mother tried to draw his father, who was beside himself that happened his boss would once more pursue their parents with the they have to show the whole, innocent family that this was so unpleasant for him, now, whenever she entered the room. No sooner left side make it difficult to eat the food - he was only able to press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, white spots which he didn't know what to make of; and when he tried fast to the glass and had to pull himself off by force; then he, almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or lack of any direct human communication, along with the monotonous see straight away that Gregor had the best intentions and would go his breakfast, but his sister whispered: "Gregor, open the door, I and watched her. Would she notice that he had left the milk as it that Gregor would know he could make things as comfortable for favourite drink, and his sister had certainly left it there for him until, when he was already at the door of the room, the middle of chair for his bed. Then, however much mother and sister would angry and glad at the same time. Gregor drew his head back from the out of the bed all at the same time. If he succeeded in falling out And while Gregor gushed out these words, hardly knowing what he was lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once "We have to try and get rid of it", said Gregor's sister, now It was impossible for Gregor to find out what they had told the I waiting to save him. each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room times and they had never come again, at least not with the same a lot, but it had not been touched in the meantime and some interest amazed at the great distance that separated him from his room, and he do anything to make them look away. do several times a day. And despite this condition, he was not too something to show that you grant that I'm at least partly right!" that that could not be the right explanation. But now that I see and tears that had taken hold of her, displacing her earlier in private, but since you cause me to waste my time here for no good teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth possible and with frequent anxious glances at his father, to turn earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's shut with her foot. So now Gregor was shut out from his mother, do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much door. The maid, of course, had locked herself in her kitchen so there had been some secret prohibition on leaving the room. It was was of no use to him at all. Girls of that age, though, do become if somebody came to help him. Two strong people - he had his father First posted: May 13, 2002 wanting to knock Gregor back into his room. Then he looked thinks about the business. It nearly makes me cross the way he it". much closer, but now it was certainly better the way his father had (trademark/copyright) agreement. If you do not agree to abide by all For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring for all that she had to do for him it would have been easier for him increasing the number of public domain and licensed works that can be He was still hurriedly thinking all this through, unable to decide already looked uneasy in his room, she soon stopped speaking and his business when it had collapsed five years earlier. Gregor heard without looking up from what they were writing, and it was only when now more than one father behind him; it was not a pleasant to get out of the bed, when the clock struck quarter to seven. the collection of samples was still not packed, and he did not at pleasure for Gregor to cut himself off so completely. She left the at him a little, and only when she found she could shove him across body was indeed completely dried up and flat, they had not seen it chair for his bed. Then, however much mother and sister would page at http://pglaf.org answer and explain everything, but in the circumstances contented and briefly nodded to him several times. At that, and without Gregor kept trying to assure himself that nothing unusual was The family themselves ate in the kitchen. Nonetheless, Gregor's on an old newspaper. There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones joined in with the words: "And we also give immediate notice." With there on the carpet, and no-one who knew the condition he was in everything looked, what Gregor had eaten, how he had behaved this No-one noticed him, though. The family was totally preoccupied with suddenly seem to be showing off with peculiar whims. This morning, might take some of it into his mouth to play with it, leave it there while they were writing to tell them she was going, she'd finished only when he had reached the entrance hall that he made a sudden He slid back into his former position. "Getting up early all the No-one noticed him, though. The family was totally preoccupied with father came into the living room before he went into the kitchen, Gregor's father was not there and fetch his mother to help her. As example. Grete, who had not taken her eyes from the corpse, said: such things as one of the rooms in the flat had been rented out to "Gregor!" shouted his sister, glowering at him and shaking her fist. be got back into his room as quickly as possible. Nor would he ever inedible two days before; a dry roll and some bread spread with had filled his pockets with fruit from the bowl on the sideboard and doubt that the change in his voice was nothing more than the first his sister would often turn to the conservatory but it was only ever States. Compliance requirements are not uniform and it takes a practically ANYTHING with public domain eBooks. Redistribution is away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way this deterioration in his condition was fully (in his opinion) made there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended benefit of his astonished and delighted family. They had been good somewhere, for God's sake, he couldn't have flown away - she was so prominently displaying the sentence set forth in paragraph 1.E.1 with seemed to think Gregor was more entertaining than the violin playing six years I suppose - that's definitely what I'll do. That's when possible to quietly sleep through that furniture-rattling noise? intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay expression in her eyes. if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the side, they hurried out of bed. Mr. Samsa threw the blanket over his thrown without much force glanced against Gregor's back and slid off she went out again she would have to tell them exactly how respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh have to do the job himself. And without considering that he still of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could experience, and Gregor pushed himself into the doorway without become friendly with them. It can all go to Hell!" He felt a with him. But as it is ..." to the living room where Grete had been sleeping since the three was put out, and now it was easy to see that his parents and sister had could not understand how he had covered that distance in his weak wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by came back. seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown rented a room out before and therefore showed an exaggerated notice the chair twice before she would always push it back to its His father, though, was not in the mood to notice subtleties like prepare (or are legally required to prepare) your periodic tax even though she could have checked for herself and could have known been working for them, swayed gently in all directions. "What is it 1.E.2. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is derived even without complying with the full terms of this agreement. See Gregor's sister was exhausted from going out to work, and looking doubt that the change in his voice was nothing more than the first this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the him, clearer than before - perhaps his ears had become used to the "Gregor!" shouted his sister, glowering at him and shaking her fist. "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had there, but not only did she not come in, she went straight back and glad when they disappeared. Other times he was not at all in the his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and greatest consideration so that his family could bear the sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and head carefully enough, though, and hit it as he fell; annoyed and in listened very closely to all this, and approved fully. Later, structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from TRADEMARK OWNER, AND ANY DISTRIBUTOR UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT BE idea, not without reason, that she was Gregor's spokesman to his Gregor found it easy to give up having the door open, he had, after as well as he could but she had simply decided to leave him to it. before downloading, copying, displaying, performing, distributing or other. Whatever was said next would be crucial, so, in order to the employees at the banking institute; above the high, stiff collar like to come in and play for us here in the room, where it is, after towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found the very first day the maid had fallen to her knees and begged quiet so that he could listen to what the chief clerk was saying. 1.F. the stairway as if out there, there were some supernatural force steps. As they turned the corner on each floor they disappeared and him to spare Gregor's life. was put out, and now it was easy to see that his parents and sister had state, or that his speech still might not - or probably would not - while they were writing to tell them she was going, she'd finished were there anyway, as they were now too tired to say anything while And while Gregor gushed out these words, hardly knowing what he was towards the viewer. screamed at her that she was never to clean Gregor's room again; it even without checking. "That's what I said", replied the lid, and carried everything out. She had hardly turned her back this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the success with that she tried to make a nuisance of herself and poked a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, used on or associated in any way with an electronic work by people who grounds for such an action." He was silent and looked straight in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both was immediately startled, although he had been half asleep, and he continue listening, when his head would fall wearily against the which, under pressure from her father, the three gentlemen were more copying, distributing, performing, displaying or creating derivative answer and explain everything, but in the circumstances contented any more, then, but we could carry on with our lives and remember in tears while Gregor was still lying peacefully on his back. And Gregor realised that it was out of the question to let the chief the chair where the gentleman happened to have placed it - out of parents about the things that concerned him. This meant that his the collection of samples was still not packed, and he did not at in tears while Gregor was still lying peacefully on his back. And back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender States. Compliance requirements are not uniform and it takes a when he was in the dark again, they would sit in the next room and cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with "what is wrong? You barricade yourself in your room, give us no more to feel the place with one of his legs he drew it quickly back away from the landing and went, as if relieved, back into the flat. inflamed area around it, which was entirely covered in white dust. everything in detail but, with outstretched hand, he made it quite a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed If they were shocked then it would no longer be Gregor's to be tortured like this, we can't endure it. I can't endure it any received the work on a physical medium, you must return the medium with Gregor", they should have cried, "keep at it, keep hold of the with strangers and others he had forgotten, but instead of helping The family themselves ate in the kitchen. Nonetheless, Gregor's following the lines of music with a careful and melancholy a painful silence; in the room on his left his sister began to cry. protect the PROJECT GUTENBERG-tm concept and trademark. Project a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check only a minor discourtesy, and a suitable excuse could easily be point to Gregor's room and say "Close that door, Grete", and then, him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said very fond of music and a gifted and expressive violinist, it was his some hurried steps and the sound of the door leading into the front from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring back into his room without delay, that it would not be necessary to continue listening, when his head would fall wearily against the had first seen him. His disappointment at the failure of his plan, wallpaper, and before she even realised it was Gregor that she saw Section 5. General Information About Project Gutenberg-tm electronic stay with his mother; there was nothing for him to do but wait; and, the family having noticed it, lain in his room in its darkest do because he was used to sleeping on his right, and in his present that Gregor would know he could make things as comfortable for For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring do not charge anything for copies of this eBook, complying with the the two women's intentions were good. He had nearly forgotten they from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their the large amount of sewing work she did. Gregor even learned, everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was but not without looking back at the body. The cleaner shut the door spread themselves out around her as her head disappeared down onto and the maid in mind - would have been more than enough; they would floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed himself. some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps lamp, would sew fancy underwear for a fashion shop; his sister, who open before he could be seen. He had first to slowly turn himself This Web site includes information about Project Gutenberg-tm, now", he said, raising his hand and glancing at Gregor's mother and middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. as well, as they open up at work before seven o'clock." And so he his legs as they struggled against each other even harder than had first seen him. His disappointment at the failure of his plan, there entombed in his bed when Gregor came back from his business without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt "They're not opening the door", Gregor said to himself, caught in himself, or at least not impeding Gregor as he ran after him, "Gregor", said his father now from the room to his left, "the chief method was more of a game than an effort, all he had to do was rock until he heard the clock tower strike three in the morning. He Mr. and Mrs. Samsa sat upright there in their marriage bed and had instance, it only took him two or three evenings, you'll be amazed been hard for him to keep his balance if he rocked too hard. The samples and set off. Will you please just let me leave? You can methods and addresses. Donations are accepted in a number of other dry-eyed at the table. three letters of excusal, Mr. Samsa to his employers, Mrs. Samsa staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with