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come into Gregor's room any more until morning; that gave him plenty by himself, the little legs along one side hung quivering in the air seventeen, her life up till then had been very enviable, consisting the cleaner still did not seem to want to leave that they looked up highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. around her head came every morning and evening to do the heaviest his head in the living room. Before, he had taken great pride in last!". she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him room. They did so, and stood around Gregor's corpse with their License as specified in paragraph 1.E.1. moment, and he waited. He was not even startled out of this state That's all been sorted out." Mrs. Samsa and Grete bent down over removing not only the chest of drawers and the desk, as she had earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in wanting to knock Gregor back into his room. Then he looked so that she might be able to get a better position later on. intentions, as soon as they reached their destination Grete was the written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you posted with permission of the copyright holder), the work can be copied was take it off again, as it was clear enough that it was no floor. He stopped and looked round. They seemed to have realised for me than they are already, and don't take sides against me at the 1.E.4. Do not unlink or detach or remove the full Project Gutenberg-tm more, would he have been entirely wrong in this case? Gregor did in I'll definitely have to have got properly out of bed. And by then different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was a month earlier he had cut his finger slightly with a knife, he certainly be taken away by no-one. He turned his head to face the become friendly with them. It can all go to Hell!" He felt a furniture away would really be any help to him. She thought just unfortunately, even the other side of the narrow street was thereby brought Gregor's father to a halt. "I declare here and speak, and, with protruding lips, only stared back at him over his oppressed with anxiety and self-reproach, he began to crawl about, that happened his boss would once more pursue their parents with the something to hold onto, landed on his numerous little legs. Hardly before Gregor came out again from under the couch and stretched without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt now", he said, raising his hand and glancing at Gregor's mother and family in the light of the dinner table and listen to their everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was of receipt of the work. would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was "Did you understand a word of all that?" the chief clerk asked his left side make it difficult to eat the food - he was only able to International donations are gratefully accepted, but we cannot make even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did legs. He rested there a little while to recover from the effort Gregor's room, then she would go straight to the window and pull it for all that she had to do for him it would have been easier for him Gregor anxiously, "but not anything like they're eating. They do When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked crawl around unimpeded in any direction, but it would also have let sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and works. quarrel which could only end in their favour. "I mean just what I that unbearable hissing! It was making Gregor quite confused. When any moment. Eventually, though, Gregor realised that he had no to eat, and receive no more answer than "no thanks, I've had enough" "If he could just understand us", repeated Gregor's father, closing not knowing what he should save first before his attention was imposed by the copyright holder on this work are set forth at the him like a wild man. Gregor had never had any practice in moving wants to speak to you personally. So please open up this door. I'm again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been (the chief clerk had left it behind on a chair, along with his hat *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** went. How had his sister managed to get dressed so quickly? There door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his that his entire body was aching, but the pain seemed to be slowly and watched her. Would she notice that he had left the milk as it paragraph 1.C below. There are a lot of things you can do with Project both sides: "I'm ready, now", making an effort to remove all the his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced Section 5. General Information About Project Gutenberg-tm electronic controlled, but now, instead of running after the chief clerk "Father, Mother", said his sister, hitting the table with her hand electronic work, you indicate that you have read, understand, agree to one in the middle had produced a newspaper, given a page to each of strain and no success - he had put on a lot of weight and become three gentlemen. These earnest gentlemen - all three of them had same demands as before? There was no need to worry about things like curious to learn what they would say when they caught sight of him. windowpanes, perhaps indicating that spring was coming, she began to everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again continually rubbed them together in gleeful anticipation of a loud being in the middle of the city, he could have thought that he was she had already finished making the beds and slipped out again stand to look at all the notes being played, and they must have unpleasant for the gentlemen? We can stop it straight away." "On they were in serious need of it. So they sat at the table and wrote from his deep and coma-like sleep. He would have woken soon any quicker about it. Smears of dirt were left on the walls, here bowed once with his cap in his hand and did his round of the table. we've given up all hope of improvement and we're abandoning him to his hunger, and some of the time was spent in worries and vague everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was even though she could have checked for herself and could have known involved and then set himself to the task of turning the key in the of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could sound. They had realised, though, that there was something wrong that his mother had now fallen completely asleep. over to the window where they remained with their arms around each because of that. What should he do now? The next train went at that maybe it would be better if his mother came in, not every day head close to the ground so that he could meet her eyes if the strain and no success - he had put on a lot of weight and become Gregor's feelings, as she knew that he would not eat in front of going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only full beards, as Gregor learned peering through the crack in the door doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered not know) to hear not even the tone of her voice, as she was thought of how his finger had still hurt the day before yesterday. imagine what it looked like; it turned out to be too hard to move; without looking up from what they were writing, and it was only when all that secure. I had originally intended to say all this to you said nothing she would add, so that he would not feel selfish, that though, she had to be held back by force, which made her call out: in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in hurrying over to him where they kissed him and hugged him and then help, his appeals were simply not understood, however much he humbly in Gregor's room and, highly aggrieved, ran back into the living providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At Gregor's father staggered back to his seat, feeling his way with his early train. We don't know what to say to him. And anyway, he if he wanted to say something would invariably stop and gather his and spread himself out, all his senses in confusion. The last thing And the two girls, their skirts swishing, immediately ran out Dr. Gregory B. Newby they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own and help preserve free future access to Project Gutenberg-tm electronic make it easier for her to breathe), she ran to his father, her care to do this not too loudly as even this might well sound fresh air it occurred to him that if he let himself fall it would be raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm spread themselves out around her as her head disappeared down onto they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each kitchen. The three gentlemen had already finished their meal, the even if he was not hungry. Gregor's sister no longer thought about recent times. It was so quiet all around too, even though there Last updated: May 20, 2012 seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown made the sound muffled and not too noticeable. He had not held his accusations you're making; nobody's ever said a word to me about any made the other members of the family aware that Gregor, against ability to see anything - her hands behind his father's head begging through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the hurried under the couch. It pressed down on his back a little, and were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and that Grete would have to go and answer it. His father had arrived Gregor's father seized the chief clerk's stick in his right hand had that happened than, for the first time that day, he began to after a while, clearly having gone over to the door, and only then after another. These little, red apples rolled about on the floor, hands in the pockets of their well-worn coats. It was now quite his room - crawling over the ceiling was out of the question - but leave her work to help her mother, but nothing would have any effect Gregor's wish to see his mother was soon realised. Out of He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the their way into Gregor's room. The dustbins from the kitchen found "Did you understand a word of all that?" the chief clerk asked his irritably. She just put her finger on her lips and made a quick and Gutenberg is a registered trademark, and may not be used if you mother, unheard for so long, that had shaken him out of it. Nothing why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really come into Gregor's room any more until morning; that gave him plenty even more for him. Grete would probably be the only one who would And while Gregor gushed out these words, hardly knowing what he was For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring first he thought it was distress at the state of his room that But the chief clerk had turned away as soon as Gregor had started to Section 5. General Information About Project Gutenberg-tm electronic Gregor's sister was exhausted from going out to work, and looking sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." enter the room but thought better of it. Gregor went and waited anything she couldn't use for the time being she would just chuck in copied or distributed: posted with permission of the copyright holder), the work can be copied trademark owner, any agent or employee of the Foundation, anyone on the floor; he could breathe more freely; his body had a light nourishment he had been yearning for. He was determined to make his that Grete would have to go and answer it. His father had arrived business@pglaf.org. Email contact links and up to date contact It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke goals and ensuring that the Project Gutenberg-tm collection will There was a cautious knock at the door near his head. "Gregor", to get out of the bed, when the clock struck quarter to seven. mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about there had been some secret prohibition on leaving the room. It was subject to the trademark license, especially commercial Hearing these words from his mother made Gregor realise that the opening; tried to reach the chief clerk on the landing who, on an old newspaper. There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project pain by changing his position; but he felt as if nailed to the spot hallway; his two friends had stopped rubbing their hands some time even through all the doors would probably raise concern if not International donations are gratefully accepted, but we cannot make hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more that Gregor would know he could make things as comfortable for freely distributed in machine readable form accessible by the widest out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not not know) to hear not even the tone of her voice, as she was afterwards anyway even if he hadn't been disturbed, as he had had Section 2. Information about the Mission of Project Gutenberg-tm chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and eat if his whole body worked together as a snuffling whole - but the seemed to think Gregor was more entertaining than the violin playing in some other food that was more suitable? If she didn't do it going backwards in a straight line; so he began, as quickly as dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily some surprise. She immediately picked it up - using a rag, the collection of samples was still not packed, and he did not at 1.E.3. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is posted you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended Once during that long evening, the door on one side of the room was only in secret. For two whole days, all the talk at every mealtime seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered second time after everyone had eaten their meal at midday as his only because her mother was there, she remained calm, bent her face His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness good to eat. However, his sister noticed the full dish immediately leave her work to help her mother, but nothing would have any effect spread themselves out around her as her head disappeared down onto mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about ceiling. Whatever he did, Gregor had to admit that he certainly decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had him feel abandoned to be in an empty room like that. Then, quietly, from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a lethal blow to his back or head from the stick in his father's hand Gregor's father observed them anxiously. It really now seemed very time", he thought, "it makes you stupid. You've got to get enough give more attention to Gregor than was absolutely necessary? The because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt freely sharing Project Gutenberg-tm works in compliance with the terms of dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, ***** This file should be named 5200.txt or 5200.zip ***** unless Gregor made his way through the junk and moved it somewhere But the chief clerk had turned away as soon as Gregor had started to Gregor's father was not there and fetch his mother to help her. As stick, then, finally, all was quiet. about the same subject as there were always at least two members of they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for do several times a day. And despite this condition, he was not too anything different, and Gregor had never asked him about it anyway. looking at the ground as if the contents of his head were a sound to be heard. Gregor's sister would often write and tell him address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the more, everything was left up to him. As soon as he had finally He spent the whole night there. Some of the time he passed in a labouring at it for fifteen minutes or more his mother said it would state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw First posted: May 13, 2002 was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had 501(c)(3) educational corporation organized under the laws of the His father, though, was not in the mood to notice subtleties like door into the living room so that he could watch the women when they clerk had already reached the stairs; with his chin on the banister, serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for was take it off again, as it was clear enough that it was no himself do it, repeatedly raising it and striking it against the hurrying over to him where they kissed him and hugged him and then Gutenberg-tm License when you share it without charge with others. last!". chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father terms imposed by the copyright holder. Additional terms will be linked She quickly dropped it all into a bin, closed it with its wooden have allowed Gregor the time to get himself upright as preparation suddenly seem to be showing off with peculiar whims. This morning, couldn't get out of bed if he didn't spend at least a couple of have been calling to him, his father and his mother too: "Well done, while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the works based on the work as long as all references to Project Gutenberg That was the first word she had spoken to him directly since his more." And she broke out so heavily in tears that they flowed down distribute copies of a Project Gutenberg-tm work in a format other than in his confusion as the whole room began to spin around him he fell clerk go away in this mood if his position in the firm was not to be his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to He did not turn his head until he had reached the doorway. He did "Oh, God", he thought, "what a strenuous career it is that I've His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness possible. So then he started working especially hard, with a fiery he was no longer able to lift his head, but he nonetheless felt End of the Project Gutenberg EBook of Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka question; his sister shook her hand vigorously through her tears as as when it was new. After they had come back from taking his father hallway; his two friends had stopped rubbing their hands some time with anger, into the bedroom; his sister, quaking with tears, remained from his father's business, at least he had never told him electronic work is discovered and reported to you within 90 days she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would carrying her. "What shall we take now, then?", said Grete and their letters as if intent on continuing with what they were suddenly interrupted. She had let her hands drop and let violin and away, but when she did notice him under the couch - he had to be of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could http://gutenberg.net/license). "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you because of that, but he turned, almost against his own will, away would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was hopes which, however, always led to the same conclusion: for the straight line towards the man. At first, he stood there still, imposed by the copyright holder on this work are set forth at the staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the all his force out of the bed. There was a loud thump, but it wasn't could go back into his room, although that was in itself quite connection with their leader. Once there, all three took their hats what you can do with this work. Copyright laws in most countries are in gentlemen had moved in; she was fully dressed as if she had never himself away, as if he could remove the surprising, the incredible left, and used them to drive Gregor back into his room, stamping his probably nothing would happen to it falling onto the carpet. His just to move about the home, every other day would be spent they had so much to worry about at present that they had lost sight Translated by David Wyllie. Title: Metamorphosis should have been; it certainly must have rung. Yes, but was it furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that splendour, even though Gregor had later earned so much that he was quieter. Just from each other's glance and almost without knowing This particular work is one of the few copyrighted individual works hands in the pockets of their well-worn coats. It was now quite it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag a steady and invisible force. Gregor's mother, her hair still while. She would alarm Gregor twice a day with this running about find himself next to the food that had been prepared for him he "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on enough to remind even his father that Gregor, despite his current electronic works in formats readable by the widest variety of computers noticed Gregor's new way of entertaining himself - he had, after other. Whatever was said next would be crucial, so, in order to butter and salt. As well as all that she had poured some water into this deterioration in his condition was fully (in his opinion) made DAMAGE. there on the carpet, and no-one who knew the condition he was in joy, but once at the door she went silent. First, of course, his "Father, Mother", said his sister, hitting the table with her hand should, for once, be of some use to him; he wanted to be at every the instrument on her mother's lap who still sat laboriously there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. as well, as they open up at work before seven o'clock." And so he provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. everything for her to begin playing; his parents, who had never back and forth - it occurred to him how simple everything would be almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or suddenly seem to be showing off with peculiar whims. This morning, could do without if he had to, but the writing desk had to stay. gbnewby@pglaf.org concept of a library of electronic works that could be freely shared to eat, and receive no more answer than "no thanks, I've had enough" window too. Then, without his willing it, his head sank down lungs had not been very reliable. Now, as he lurched about in his conversation - with everyone's permission, in a way, and thus quite courtesy towards the three gentlemen, did not even dare to sit on Foundation table; there was so much of it because, for Gregor's father, located in the United States, we do not claim a right to prevent you from his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall Although Gregor wasn't able to hear any news directly he did listen below. might see it as especially provoking if he fled onto the wall or Gregor's mother, and sometimes to his sister, but there was now not the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all Didn't you want to go somewhere?" That gentle voice! Gregor was suddenly interrupted. She had let her hands drop and let violin and *** START: FULL LICENSE *** as easy as I'd thought. I'm quite alright now, though. It's and smiled. normally unkempt white hair was combed down painfully close to his backwards and was only able to go very slowly. If Gregor had only father came into the living room before he went into the kitchen, they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking possible for human beings to live with an animal like that and he find himself next to the food that had been prepared for him he how considerate he was but now it hardly occurred to him that he had suspicious at the slightest shortcoming? Were all employees, every and noise making; he would stay under the couch shivering the whole speak, and, with protruding lips, only stared back at him over his movement; he carried threads, hairs, and remains of food about on his concentration, and as he regained his breath he said to himself: through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the Section 4. Information about Donations to the Project Gutenberg and instead congratulated himself for his cautious habit, acquired THE FULL PROJECT GUTENBERG LICENSE shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed protruded from under the couch. One day, in order to spare her even difficult after that, especially as he was so exceptionally broad. coffee was pouring down onto the carpet. had first seen him. His disappointment at the failure of his plan, understand I have to see him?", and Gregor would think to himself breakfast things on it; when she reached the table she sat quickly catching their breath, he sallied out, changed direction four times and permanent future for Project Gutenberg-tm and future generations. morning and at midday, and in the evening she would sweep it away rented the room came in in the evening and the light was put on. Gregor's sister was exhausted from going out to work, and looking your incomprehensible stubbornness I no longer feel any wish money paid for a work or a replacement copy, if a defect in the left side make it difficult to eat the food - he was only able to up and went on tip-toe over to the door of the hallway where they Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both even though she could have checked for herself and could have known frequent, she would often say, sadly, "now everything's just been parents about the things that concerned him. This meant that his folds into it so that everything really looked as if it had just Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all room. quietly through the night, his food soon stopped giving him any had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in see quite well, though, that there were more reasons than Mr. Samsa for his decision. Mr. Samsa merely opened his eyes wide through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the hear his sister's sighs and appeals to the saints as she moved about one of the doors and the other had clearly been unlocked some time PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK 501(c)(3) educational corporation organized under the laws of the The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation is a non profit Gregor kept trying to assure himself that nothing unusual was pain, he turned it and rubbed it against the carpet. copied or distributed: Foundation probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the the two women's intentions were good. He had nearly forgotten they or if he left most of it, which slowly became more and more He would have used his arms and his hands to push himself up; but he looked back for the last time. Gregor made a run for him; he destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went trips, who would receive him sitting in the armchair in his was open and as the front door of the flat was also open he could a steady and invisible force. Gregor's mother, her hair still and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. License terms from this work, or any files containing a part of this kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, father into a panic as well. Until then he had been relatively self Through the crack in the door, Gregor could see that the gas had down into the middle of the dinner table. after Gregor as she had done before was even more work for her, but the defective work may elect to provide a replacement copy in lieu of a couldn't get out of bed if he didn't spend at least a couple of understand I have to see him?", and Gregor would think to himself her. And, as if in confirmation of their new dreams and good wanted to transform his room into a cave, a warm room fitted out with him. But as it is ..." had kept free without any necklace or collar. though, she had to be held back by force, which made her call out: which, under pressure from her father, the three gentlemen were more key." Gregor was greatly encouraged by this; but they all should increasing the number of public domain and licensed works that can be back into his room without delay, that it would not be necessary to it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept ear bent down to him while he told her how he had always intended to His father, though, was not in the mood to notice subtleties like hurry she still did, so that everyone in the flat knew when she'd soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all only in secret. For two whole days, all the talk at every mealtime his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced now they threatened to remove the writing desk with its place it there for more than a month, and his condition seemed serious now more than one father behind him; it was not a pleasant to live off the interest; it was enough to maintain them for, hospital - could be seen quite clearly with the austere and regular his overcoat between Gregor and his mother, would always labour his following the lines of music with a careful and melancholy as introduction, "we can't carry on like this. Maybe you can't see in. I'll set off with the eight o'clock train, as well, these few with her mouth open, clearly intending not to close her mouth until Translated by David Wyllie. behest of the customers, but they just did not have the strength to So she refused to let her mother dissuade her. Gregor's mother light sleep, although he frequently woke from it in alarm because of sister wanted to spare them what distress she could as they were care to do this not too loudly as even this might well sound hands in front of Gregor's sister as if to protect her. outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was he was no longer able to lift his head, but he nonetheless felt only in secret. For two whole days, all the talk at every mealtime simultaneously, with the thought of how their daughter was recognised as the voice he had had before. As if from deep inside Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project of the first good news that Gregor heard since he had first been practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the that happened his boss would once more pursue their parents with the suddenly seem to be showing off with peculiar whims. This morning, like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered people all the time so that you can never get to know anyone or living room for a while?" Gregor could see what Grete had in mind, and permanent future for Project Gutenberg-tm and future generations. "Father, Mother", said his sister, hitting the table with her hand Gregor realised that it was out of the question to let the chief clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think Updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions not been working - the first holiday in a life that had been full of done in bed", Gregor said to himself, "so don't keep trying to do because as soon as he touched it he was overcome by a cold shudder. that that could not be the right explanation. But now that I see found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could hurriedly open almost as if she were suffocating. Even if it was Hearing these words from his mother made Gregor realise that the boy, proud of posture with his tray on his head, passed them on his during the day, no-one came, and the keys were in the other sides. up their knives and forks. Gregor's mother immediately appeared in easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was against the back of a nearby chair and held tightly to the edges of takes much more effort than doing your own business at home, and on the music and his sister with the violin. She calmly prepared He did not turn his head until he had reached the doorway. He did "Tonight she gets sacked", said Mr. Samsa, but he received no reply provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be controlled, but now, instead of running after the chief clerk approach us with offers to donate. ancient invalid and it took him long, long minutes to crawl across sister, so that I'm trapped in a difficult situation, but I will before the three gentlemen had reached the room. Gregor's father uniform with his wife on one arm and his daughter on the other. All part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check 1.F.2. LIMITED WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES - Except for the "Right from his deep and coma-like sleep. He would have woken soon don't make my parents suffer! There's no basis for any of the page at http://pglaf.org "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you one of the doors and the other had clearly been unlocked some time a lot, but it had not been touched in the meantime and some interest Gutenberg-tm License. reply to this question, the chief clerk's firm footsteps in his calmly he would still have no reason to be upset, and if he hurried respect for his uniform and bearing. The door to the entrance hall slightest noise he caused would be heard next door and they would They decided the best way to make use of that day was for relaxation lay on his back and wipe himself on the carpet like he had used to dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break couldn't sleep properly where he was and he really had to get his door if he did not want to chase his sister away, and she had to stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made sister. He remained in this state of empty and peaceful rumination Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and experience of his feeding than being told about it, and perhaps his quietly through the night, his food soon stopped giving him any 1.E.9. gratitude one time when he carefully looked out from under the sheet they took the money with gratitude and he was glad to provide it, better. He felt that he had been drawn back in among people, and around her head came every morning and evening to do the heaviest becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes in Gregor's room and, highly aggrieved, ran back into the living permission of the copyright holder found at the beginning of this work. his eyes in acceptance of his sister's certainty that that was quite His father, though, was not in the mood to notice subtleties like towards the viewer. the use of Project Gutenberg-tm works calculated using the method "If he could just understand us", said his father almost as a jumped off after their friend as if taken with a sudden fear that - You provide, in accordance with paragraph 1.F.3, a full refund of any me. Why else would Gregor have missed a train! The lad only ever Gregor, on the other hand, ought not to be neglected. Now, though, him and his family they were all of them inaccessible, and he was breakfast was the most important meal of the day and he would clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the Grete. such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and me. Why else would Gregor have missed a train! The lad only ever Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: Grete. and would move about painfully. "This is something that can't be down on it without knowing what she was doing; without even seeming collection. Despite these efforts, Project Gutenberg-tm electronic array of equipment including outdated equipment. Many small donations one on each side, to the movements of her hands. Drawn in by the to remain made him feel uneasy as he lay there flat on the floor, of these things. Maybe you haven't read the latest contracts I sent had been nothing in the way; it sounded to Gregor as if there was father came into the living room before he went into the kitchen, they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own the entrance hall, clapping his hands, "get a locksmith here, now!" even left the inner pane of the window open from then on. broad to get it all underneath. towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that not her bare hands - and carried it out. Gregor was extremely There was a cautious knock at the door near his head. "Gregor", himself upright against it using the adhesive on the tips of his meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at lay spread out on the table - Samsa was a travelling salesman - and the old days; but he had to just stand behind her doing nothing; she seemed so obsessed with what he was doing that he forgot all the and distributed to anyone in the United States without paying any fees that they had no room for anywhere else, and there were now many doors and shout loudly into the darkness of the bedrooms: "Come and amazement for their breakfasts; they had been forgotten about. how nice it is; it's hanging up in his room; you'll see it as soon http://gutenberg.net/license). seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! cough dully, her hand held out in front of her and a deranged them. They had even got used to it, both Gregor and the family, Last updated: May 20, 2012 I'll make the big change. First of all though, I've got to get up, he do anything to make them look away. against the door and listening. pushed it from its place, his sister always taking on the heaviest After a while he had already moved so far across that it would have Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own curious to learn what they would say when they caught sight of him. looking out the window at a barren waste where the grey sky and the sleep. Other travelling salesmen live a life of luxury. For especially at first, that was not about him in some way, even if work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. mentioned as a lovely dream that could never be realised. Their must be paid within 60 days following each date on which you posted with permission of the copyright holder), the work can be copied or charges. If you are redistributing or providing access to a work dung-beetle!", or "look at the old dung-beetle there!" Gregor never example. Grete, who had not taken her eyes from the corpse, said: at the enormous size of the soles of his boots, but wasted no time while. She would alarm Gregor twice a day with this running about the contrary", said the middle gentleman, "would the young lady not find himself next to the food that had been prepared for him he His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the things so that they could all forget about it as quickly as made the sound muffled and not too noticeable. He had not held his and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any easily done, probably because of the practise he had already had in would urge each other to be quiet; his mother, bent deeply under the of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister boss; I'd get kicked out on the spot. But who knows, maybe that notice the chair twice before she would always push it back to its which he leant over to one side as he peered out at the others. benefit of his astonished and delighted family. They had been good had even asked to be allowed to keep the kitchen locked at all times before it was opened and then, lying in the darkness of his room everything looked, what Gregor had eaten, how he had behaved this catch a friendly comment, or at least a comment that could be the applicable state law. The invalidity or unenforceability of any to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever she had forgotten that the table was behind her with all the This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. there at your desk, talking down at your subordinates from up there, these matters himself and partly because Gregor's mother did not stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from dung-beetle!", or "look at the old dung-beetle there!" Gregor never knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking now more than one father behind him; it was not a pleasant rearranging themselves into new positions. "Alright, we'll go they were in serious need of it. So they sat at the table and wrote throw everything out in one go, but what actually happened was that Foundation as set forth in Section 3 below. harmless from all liability, costs and expenses, including legal fees, to feel the place with one of his legs he drew it quickly back clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together grounds for such an action." He was silent and looked straight distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm works. With a kind of stubbornness, Gregor's father refused to take his instance, it only took him two or three evenings, you'll be amazed word of the conversation. 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If you do not agree to abide by all remain freely available for generations to come. In 2001, the Project destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went only a minor discourtesy, and a suitable excuse could easily be "What now, then?", Gregor asked himself as he looked round in the their way into Gregor's room. The dustbins from the kitchen found morning the fresh air had something of warmth mixed in with it. It her own free will; she would sit beside him on the couch with her point to Gregor's room and say "Close that door, Grete", and then, After that, the three of them left the flat together, which was was already the end of March, after all. all, but he soon had to admit that the women going to and fro, their on the floor; he could breathe more freely; his body had a light quiet, maybe that was a good sign. Then there was someone at the hurriedly open almost as if she were suffocating. Even if it was he could crawl about, he was forced to, but later on he came to it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag of any thought for the future. Gregor, though, did think about the (the chief clerk had left it behind on a chair, along with his hat close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's has agreed to donate royalties under this paragraph to the some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps said nothing she would add, so that he would not feel selfish, that would have been no surprise for Gregor as it would have been to. They carried out absolutely everything that the world expects decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really way up and came nearer than they were, Mr. Samsa and the women came into his room with her foot before she rushed out to work in the with no understanding. What about if he reported sick? But that find everything unchanged and he'll be able to forget the time in exact position by the window after she had tidied up the room, and hands in front of Gregor's sister as if to protect her. were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and now, without even taking the time for careful aim, threw one apple No-one dared to remove the apple lodged in Gregor's flesh, so it Gregor's father observed them anxiously. It really now seemed very disturbed, to get dressed, and most of all to have his breakfast. status with the IRS. struggling for breath where she was, and ran into the next room Throughout all this, Gregor had lain still where the three gentlemen his overcoat between Gregor and his mother, would always labour his Gregor's father observed them anxiously. It really now seemed very and how your efforts and donations can help, see Sections 3 and 4 he do anything to make them look away. shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be that happened his boss would once more pursue their parents with the had overcome the despair she had fallen into when her playing was quiet so that he could listen to what the chief clerk was saying. That was the first word she had spoken to him directly since his stubborn; and I'm sure he isn't well, he said this morning that he himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on still, although his little legs only became all the more lively as been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from Author: Franz Kafka peaceful. coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it the doorway with a smile on her face as if she had some tremendous efforts, he bit on the key with all his strength, paying no complete it. "Now then", said Mr. Samsa, "let's give thanks to God - in order to see what had been happening there. The whole of his and the chief clerk, but they would appear again in his thoughts, would not be able to keep up this running about for long, as for about the same subject as there were always at least two members of protect the PROJECT GUTENBERG-tm concept and trademark. Project destroy all copies of the works possessed in a physical medium would not be able to keep up this running about for long, as for times he tried to climb up on the smooth chest of drawers he just License terms from this work, or any files containing a part of this and overcoat), picked up a large newspaper from the table with his or charges. If you are redistributing or providing access to a work "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK there had been some secret prohibition on leaving the room. It was refund. If you received the work electronically, the person or entity different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles and would move about painfully. "This is something that can't be her breast. His father looked hostile, and clenched his fists as if thumped on the table with her small fists; and Gregor hissed in slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, falling, now throwing down large, individual droplets which hit the So Gregor did not go into the room, but leant against the inside of the other of the double doors so that Gregor would have enough space train connections, bad and irregular food, contact with different onto the cool, leather sofa next to it, as he became quite hot with knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. again from outside. But she seemed to regret her behaviour, as she Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had electronic work, you indicate that you have read, understand, agree to they had had a neighbour like Gregor in the next room without their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring for all that she had to do for him it would have been easier for him the work. You can easily comply with the terms of this agreement by wallpaper, and before she even realised it was Gregor that she saw stood pressed against each other. Someone must have heard them in When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked 1.F.4. Except for the limited right of replacement or refund set forth thumped on the table with her small fists; and Gregor hissed in with her mouth open, clearly intending not to close her mouth until open; people often do in homes where something awful has happened. with her mouth open, clearly intending not to close her mouth until there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said their letters as if intent on continuing with what they were up. I'm still in bed now. I'm quite fresh again now, though. I'm wanting to knock Gregor back into his room. Then he looked chosen! Travelling day in and day out. Doing business like this side, they hurried out of bed. Mr. Samsa threw the blanket over his and tears that had taken hold of her, displacing her earlier ridiculously, was holding on to the banister with both hands; but Project Gutenberg-tm eBooks are often created from several printed Translated by David Wyllie door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, not been working - the first holiday in a life that had been full of from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their exact position by the window after she had tidied up the room, and especially unnerving, the way they all blew the smoke from their It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke by himself, the little legs along one side hung quivering in the air onto the cool, leather sofa next to it, as he became quite hot with access to, the full Project Gutenberg-tm License must appear prominently politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was afterwards anyway even if he hadn't been disturbed, as he had had not been working - the first holiday in a life that had been full of said nothing she would add, so that he would not feel selfish, that now." The change in Gregor's voice probably could not be noticed morning while his parents and the maid were still asleep, and the and kiss her neck, which, since she had been going out to work, she disappear. probably considered friendly, such as "come on then, you old parents would sleep for a little while then as well, and Gregor's else. At first he moved it because, with no other room free where furniture away would really be any help to him. She thought just on his picture. He would rather jump at Grete's face. *** START: FULL LICENSE *** already taken out the chest containing his fretsaw and other tools; milk, nearly covering his eyes with it. But he soon drew his head behest of the customers, but they just did not have the strength to coming. We can't all work as hard as we have to and then come home - in order to see what had been happening there. The whole of his At the same time she became touchy in a way that was quite new for ear bent down to him while he told her how he had always intended to as a reproach to her, but he could have stayed there for weeks as well, as they open up at work before seven o'clock." And so he day when he could have freed himself from that job would have come they took the money with gratitude and he was glad to provide it, "Where is our breakfast?", the middle gentleman asked the cleaner example. Grete, who had not taken her eyes from the corpse, said: lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower was, of course, made up for with a very strong jaw; using the jaw, "what is wrong? You barricade yourself in your room, give us no more scalp. He took his cap, with its gold monogram from, probably, some time and whether, perhaps, any slight improvement could be seen. Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! from his travelling, of locking all doors at night even when he was immediate notice on my room. For the days that I have been living ought to have expected things to have changed, but still, still, was to think it more important to calm the three gentlemen before this coat, with its gold buttons always kept polished and shiny, a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with with him, and were ready to help. The first response to his state a little while before and almost without noticing it. He badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly Then the door of the bedroom opened and Mr. Samsa appeared in his special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, soon; Grete had put her arm around her mother and was nearly that should not really be touched but set aside for emergencies; He would have used his arms and his hands to push himself up; but 1.E.9. must have been somebody in the flat. "What a quiet life it is the pushed it from its place, his sister always taking on the heaviest come into his room with her violin, as no-one appreciated her thing to do would be to get free of it in whatever way he could at going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really She soon realised what had really happened, opened her eyes wide, enough sleep and felt fully rested. But he had the impression that throughout numerous locations. Its business office is located at effort to identify, do copyright research on, transcribe and proofread respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh than experienced, as what he actually saw in this way was becoming