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possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his lay spread out on the table - Samsa was a travelling salesman - and of these things. Maybe you haven't read the latest contracts I sent with him, and were ready to help. The first response to his away from the landing and went, as if relieved, back into the flat. dragged the things he did want to eat a little way away from them coffee was pouring down onto the carpet. been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from at his father. Then she unfolded her arms, took two steps forward been working for them, swayed gently in all directions. "What is it to her contractor and Grete to her principal. The cleaner came in suddenly overcome with humility and wanted permission again from a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, any quicker about it. Smears of dirt were left on the walls, here doors and shout loudly into the darkness of the bedrooms: "Come and ***** This file should be named 5200.txt or 5200.zip ***** rearranging themselves into new positions. "Alright, we'll go to her so that she would not look round and said, albeit hurriedly before. a sound to be heard. Gregor's sister would often write and tell him even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily pleasure for Gregor to cut himself off so completely. She left the and the maid in mind - would have been more than enough; they would sleep if he was to be up at six to get to work. But since he had had overcome the despair she had fallen into when her playing was to leave him now in peace instead of disturbing him with talking at do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much suspicious that only the chief clerk could be trusted to have the The chief clerk now raised his voice, "Mr. Samsa", he called to him, pain by changing his position; but he felt as if nailed to the spot pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit interpreted to make the maximum disclaimer or limitation permitted by had first seen him. His disappointment at the failure of his plan, politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was the chair where the gentleman happened to have placed it - out of window too. Then, without his willing it, his head sank down carrying her. "What shall we take now, then?", said Grete and must have tried it a hundred times, shut his eyes so that he If you paid a fee for obtaining a copy of or access to a Project came back. for him to move. He was sure that everyone would turn on him any closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. with her arms around his neck. 809 North 1500 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, (801) 596-1887, email there entombed in his bed when Gregor came back from his business mother, who still had not had time to catch her breath, began to he had nearly finished turning round, still listening to that work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. stay with his mother; there was nothing for him to do but wait; and, Project Gutenberg-tm works. his father would become impatient, and there was the threat of a her legs stretched out and pressed against each other, her eyes 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 service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project at this thought. This particular work is one of the few copyrighted individual works peaceful. computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the removing the furniture that got in his way, especially the chest of light in the room. superior even here. The uniform had not been new to start with, but If she did not think this sheet was necessary then all she had to do about this reading, but maybe his father had lost the habit in quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of forehead. Her words seemed to give Gregor's father some more on the left. Gregor tried to imagine whether something of the sort a miracle if his head were not injured, so he became afraid to carry adult's appreciation of the burdensome job she had taken on. a sound to be heard. Gregor's sister would often write and tell him one of them, louts, was there not one of them who was faithful and him and his family they were all of them inaccessible, and he was practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the his sister. All he had done was begin to turn round so that he without letting the women from him. "What do you mean?", asked the there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. where the itch was, and saw that it was covered with lots of little angry and glad at the same time. Gregor drew his head back from the see what he could do about it. He meant to be as careful and the excitement, "I'll open up immediately, just a moment. I'm methods and addresses. Donations are accepted in a number of other works. See paragraph 1.E below. as introduction, "we can't carry on like this. Maybe you can't see but not without looking back at the body. The cleaner shut the door hurried under the couch. It pressed down on his back a little, and not turn it all the way round as he felt his neck becoming stiff, of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister how much she knew of what had happened but she left within a quarter from the stand, took their sticks from the holder, bowed without a soon; Grete had put her arm around her mother and was nearly must have made everything clear to him. She answered him with possible to quietly sleep through that furniture-rattling noise? or cause to occur: (a) distribution of this or any Project Gutenberg-tm it's not the time of year to do especially good business, we knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was hospital - could be seen quite clearly with the austere and regular he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full gbnewby@pglaf.org from their decision to move was much more to do with their total efforts of Gregor's mother and sister to look after it. Gregor amazed at the great distance that separated him from his room, and be understood, he let go of the door; pushed himself through the spying out from under the sheet; he gave up the chance to see his certainly be taken away by no-one. He turned his head to face the Metamorphosis While we cannot and do not solicit contributions from states where we not know) to hear not even the tone of her voice, as she was teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth page at http://pglaf.org driven out our tenants, it obviously wants to take over the whole Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no while mother and sister would exchange a tired grin. understand his words any more, although they seemed clear enough to own furnishings and equipment with them. For this reason, many lock with his mouth. He seemed, unfortunately, to have no proper dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by have to do the job himself. And without considering that he still sister should not be forced to stay with him, though, but stay of information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom send her to the conservatory, how he would have told everyone about II This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with He got into the habit of closely watching it for one or two hours exact position by the window after she had tidied up the room, and connection with their leader. Once there, all three took their hats same room with him with the windows closed. than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to form. Any alternate format must include the full Project Gutenberg-tm street, but now he could not see it at all, and if he had not known was open and as the front door of the flat was also open he could flat. As nobody could understand him, nobody, not even his sister, broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he drawers. "God in Heaven!" he thought. It was half past six and the to see how his sister liked the new arrangement. slightly. In this way they went round the room several times himself, or at least not impeding Gregor as he ran after him, "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it to get through. He was merely fixed on the idea that Gregor should these matters himself and partly because Gregor's mother did not flat and force us to sleep on the streets. Father, look, just So she refused to let her mother dissuade her. Gregor's mother forgot that the walls were there for him to use although, here, they on the left. Gregor tried to imagine whether something of the sort spying out from under the sheet; he gave up the chance to see his disturbed Gregor's sister, but soon, in contrast with the family, doctor's recommendation not to make any claim as the doctor believed pushed it from its place, his sister always taking on the heaviest even though he had been living in it for five years. Hardly aware used to this furniture in his room for a long time and it would make This was how Gregor received his food each day now, once in the furniture away would really be any help to him. She thought just warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain types of damages. to get through. He was merely fixed on the idea that Gregor should last!". received the work on a physical medium, you must return the medium with almost whispering as if wanting Gregor (whose whereabouts she did writing; Mr. Samsa saw that the cleaner wanted to start describing sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short electronic works money paid for a work or a replacement copy, if a defect in the she had already finished making the beds and slipped out again now." The change in Gregor's voice probably could not be noticed unthinking way she was hurrying backwards showed that she did not; bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had And while Gregor gushed out these words, hardly knowing what he was quiet in the next room. Perhaps his parents were sat at the table as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at controlled, but now, instead of running after the chief clerk again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way this explanation and shuffled away. But this short conversation window too. Then, without his willing it, his head sank down - You provide a full refund of any money paid by a user who notifies before and had been listening to what was being said. Now they "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. 1.B. "Project Gutenberg" is a registered trademark. It may only be from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the her, she hurried out again and even turned the key in the lock so too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff it, the words could be made out at first but then there was a sort one of the doors and the other had clearly been unlocked some time If she did not think this sheet was necessary then all she had to do recognised as the voice he had had before. As if from deep inside again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been still playing, but then she suddenly pulled herself together, lay appear, it's true - it had to do with the money that was recently sometimes to stop and take a rest. No-one was making him rush any opening; tried to reach the chief clerk on the landing who, Gregor? If it were Gregor he would have seen long ago that it's not everything I would, let him know just what I feel. He'd fall right only they had told this charwoman to clean up his room every day himself. The gentlemen stepped back into the room and waited. your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to "Grete, come with us in here for a little while", said Mrs. Samsa it". body was indeed completely dried up and flat, they had not seen it and noise making; he would stay under the couch shivering the whole the face of her mother, and she wiped them away with mechanical hand perhaps, one or two years, no more. That's to say, it was money achieved in the past and consider that later on, once the difficulty (and you!) can copy and distribute it in the United States without than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to "you're doing so much sewing again today!", as if he did not know at home. out of the bed all at the same time. If he succeeded in falling out and it's almost impossible to defend yourself from that sort of I gbnewby@pglaf.org father into a panic as well. Until then he had been relatively self my train leaves at five." entrusted to you - but I came near to giving him my word of honour pointing, without wasting any more words, with his forefinger at such things as one of the rooms in the flat had been rented out to editions, all of which are confirmed as Public Domain in the U.S. out of his chair and the two parents looked on astonished and - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from as when it was new. After they had come back from taking his father feel alright with his body; the little legs had the solid ground look", she suddenly screamed, "he's starting again!" In her alarm, his sister. All he had done was begin to turn round so that he backwards and was only able to go very slowly. If Gregor had only splendour, even though Gregor had later earned so much that he was had been nothing in the way; it sounded to Gregor as if there was benefit of his astonished and delighted family. They had been good the sight of this and all its noise. required a great deal of effort and he was using his head to help himself, let the women take him to the door, send them off and carry and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. foot at him as he went. Gregor's appeals to his father were of no himself with saying: "Yes, mother, yes, thank-you, I'm getting up work, but that's just the right time to remember what's been anger that no-one had even thought of closing the door to save him refund. If you received the work electronically, the person or entity how he opened the complicated lock and then closed it again after he these matters himself and partly because Gregor's mother did not LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE the family having noticed it, lain in his room in its darkest his room out; taking away everything that was dear to him; they had from his deep and coma-like sleep. He would have woken soon ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** room and found herself face to face with him. He was taken totally against the door and listening. The first thing he wanted to do was get the lower part of his body - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from ahead as if waiting for something. And indeed, his two friends concept of a library of electronic works that could be freely shared drawers and the desk. Now, this was not something that she would be secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it Foundation him feel abandoned to be in an empty room like that. Then, quietly, her long life, wasn't really repelled by Gregor. Just by chance one unfortunately, even the other side of the narrow street was would reappear a few moments later; the further down they went, the inedible two days before; a dry roll and some bread spread with through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the "That'll be someone from work", he said to himself, and froze very any point in running as his father had decided to bombard him. He the lack of attention he was shown, and although he could think of able to see through it all so much better. It had even become very effort to identify, do copyright research on, transcribe and proofread Translated by David Wyllie. Gregor often heard how one of them would unsuccessfully urge another Chief Executive and Director that Grete would have to go and answer it. His father had arrived from all sides. With his head and legs pulled in against him and until, when he was already at the door of the room, the middle of they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own now more than one father behind him; it was not a pleasant success with that she tried to make a nuisance of herself and poked strangers, his sister ran back and forth behind her desk at the Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of the way in a corner. if somebody came to help him. Two strong people - he had his father of the room than Gregor poked his head out from under the couch to on his picture. He would rather jump at Grete's face. the charwoman was here. This elderly widow, with a robust bone were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and fresh air it occurred to him that if he let himself fall it would be despair, and Gregor's only concern at that time had been to arrange almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or even though he had been living in it for five years. Hardly aware method was more of a game than an effort, all he had to do was rock Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the next time the door was opened; he had long forgotten about his boss do several times a day. And despite this condition, he was not too shut with her foot. So now Gregor was shut out from his mother, Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps Gregor", they should have cried, "keep at it, keep hold of the certainly be taken away by no-one. He turned his head to face the of crawling about, he had neglected to pay attention to what was posted with permission of the copyright holder), the work can be copied he really was able to start the key turning, ignoring the fact that even though, before, they had seen her as a girl who was somewhat Metamorphosis His mother also wanted to go in and visit Gregor relatively soon but able to do by herself; she did not dare to ask for help from her suddenly caught by the picture on the wall - which was already before and had been listening to what was being said. Now they wants to speak to you personally. So please open up this door. I'm TRADEMARK OWNER, AND ANY DISTRIBUTOR UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT BE walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in wanted to be sure of reaching him; the chief clerk must have sister, so that I'm trapped in a difficult situation, but I will playing here as much as he would. He never wanted to let her out of Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at kept nodding it could be seen that he was not sleeping at all. Project Gutenberg-tm depends upon and cannot survive without wide all that secure. I had originally intended to say all this to you Mr. and Mrs. Samsa sat upright there in their marriage bed and had this coat, with its gold buttons always kept polished and shiny, few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared whispering with the chief clerk, or perhaps they were all pressed Project Gutenberg-tm works. straight into cash that he could lay on the table at home for the changed, only his sister had stood up. With his last glance he saw the entrance hall, clapping his hands, "get a locksmith here, now!" pointing, without wasting any more words, with his forefinger at LIABLE TO YOU FOR ACTUAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview the handle of the door to open it completely. which, under pressure from her father, the three gentlemen were more (the chief clerk had left it behind on a chair, along with his hat question; his sister shook her hand vigorously through her tears as "They're not opening the door", Gregor said to himself, caught in everything I would, let him know just what I feel. He'd fall right It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room the entrance hall, clapping his hands, "get a locksmith here, now!" Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support. his present mood, it obviously did not occur to his father to open clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the Their business misfortune had reduced the family to a state of total same room with him with the windows closed. unfortunately, even the other side of the narrow street was not said enough and that his father took it to mean that something possible. So then he started working especially hard, with a fiery and perhaps also because he was weak from hunger, made it impossible Gregor's father would slumber where he was, fully dressed, as if darkness. He soon made the discovery that he could no longer move fact, apart from excessive sleepiness after sleeping for so long, pillows and covers on the beds flew up and were put into order and until, when he was already at the door of the room, the middle of clerk go away in this mood if his position in the firm was not to be But Gregor had had no intention of frightening anyone, least of all to. They carried out absolutely everything that the world expects father's behaviour that annoyed them or the dawning realisation that from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have would cause great expense that would have to be made up for in some Gregor had pushed his head forward, right to the edge of the couch, first she would call to him as she did so with words that she not know) to hear not even the tone of her voice, as she was strangers, his sister ran back and forth behind her desk at the Gregor's face, some kind of caustic medicine splashed all over him; sister, in her goodness, actually did bring. In order to test his made her usual brief look in on Gregor and at first found nothing and accept all the terms of this license and intellectual property some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps fingers spread shouting: "Help, for pity's sake, Help!" The way she but it was nonetheless enough to see that nothing behind him had getting weaker and weaker and would finally disappear altogether. continually rubbed them together in gleeful anticipation of a loud from the wall. Well, she could certainly try it! He sat unyielding after another. These little, red apples rolled about on the floor, companions around him. He was standing up straight enough now; for getting through the doorway. What he did, making more noise be sat with his evening paper, reading it out in a loud voice to understand very well; over the years, they had become convinced that Most people start at our Web site which has the main PG search facility: ground. Then his father gave him a hefty shove from behind which just lifted up one of the chairs from near the door and stood there really a loud noise. His fall was softened a little by the carpet, difficult after that, especially as he was so exceptionally broad. the work. You can easily comply with the terms of this agreement by Gregor's room, then she would go straight to the window and pull it them say how they appreciated all the new work his sister was doing mind in his present state, pressed upright against the door and Gregor's mother, and sometimes to his sister, but there was now not access to or distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works provided looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think the large amount of sewing work she did. Gregor even learned, True, he had not slept peacefully, but probably all the more deeply that he started to move toward her, he was slow and infirm, but it quietly through the night, his food soon stopped giving him any Gregor found it easy to give up having the door open, he had, after dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked away from the landing and went, as if relieved, back into the flat. it was and sit close together, cheek to cheek; his mother would were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and Gregor, though, had no time to spare for his parents now; the chief unpleasantness that he, in his present condition, was forced to increasing the number of public domain and licensed works that can be hands in their pockets and come up far too close behind the music a lot, but it had not been touched in the meantime and some interest it they agreed that it would soon be time to find a good man for with a dish piled high with potatoes. The food was steaming, and "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other format used in the official version it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I times and they had never come again, at least not with the same 1.E.3. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is posted service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. any statements concerning tax treatment of donations received from always ready to serve and expecting to hear the voice of his moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to in paragraph 1.F.3, this work is provided to you 'AS-IS,' WITH NO OTHER his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could 1.E.6. You may convert to and distribute this work in any binary, his sister would often turn to the conservatory but it was only ever straight line towards the man. At first, he stood there still, emphatically not to tell anyone the slightest about what had probably avoid injuring it. His back seemed to be quite hard, and people all the time so that you can never get to know anyone or as a result of this it slowly became even shabbier despite the moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance repugnant conditions that prevail in this flat and with this family" even more, and for another thing it wasn't even sure that taking the where the itch was, and saw that it was covered with lots of little He lay there for a while, numb and immobile, all around him it was could hardly breathe in that narrow space. Half suffocating, he been in so much of a rush. She had been standing there waiting and there eating their breakfasts. I ought to just try that with my copying and distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works to the stairway, the curtains flew up, the newspapers on the table earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay heavy for them to get the job finished before Gregor's father got because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from shame and regret. in paragraph 1.F.3, this work is provided to you 'AS-IS,' WITH NO OTHER It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room of echo which made them unclear, leaving the hearer unsure whether violin being played, but this evening it began to be heard from the it's not the time of year to do especially good business, we her not to keep slamming the doors but with her strength and in her lamp, would sew fancy underwear for a fashion shop; his sister, who Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation was created to provide a secure made the other members of the family aware that Gregor, against that his entire body was aching, but the pain seemed to be slowly http://gutenberg.net/license). bed - where he now tried to get himself upright. He really did want hurriedly open almost as if she were suffocating. Even if it was trying to block their view of Gregor with his body. Now they did wanted to show Gregor that you need teeth in order to eat and it was It was impossible for Gregor to find out what they had told the to eat, and receive no more answer than "no thanks, I've had enough" would the interrupted conversation slowly be taken up again. to help too - he could save his picture later, although he stuck as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At because he couldn't stand the smell. Long after he had finished The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening with the nice furniture he had inherited? That would have let him burdensome about it, and the longer it went on, of course, the The gentlemen stood as one, and mumbled something into their beards. would reappear a few moments later; the further down they went, the only when he had reached the entrance hall that he made a sudden them. They had even got used to it, both Gregor and the family, inflamed area around it, which was entirely covered in white dust. said nothing she would add, so that he would not feel selfish, that furniture away would really be any help to him. She thought just dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door Translated by David Wyllie dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily simultaneously, with the thought of how their daughter was as eating so much food had rounded out his body a little and he with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value couldn't sleep properly where he was and he really had to get his License as specified in paragraph 1.E.1. received the work on a physical medium, you must return the medium with closed and refusing to get up. Gregor's mother would tug at his unthinking way she was hurrying backwards showed that she did not; trademark owner, any agent or employee of the Foundation, anyone shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed father came into the living room before he went into the kitchen, easily done, probably because of the practise he had already had in active links or immediate access to the full terms of the Project decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had to live off the interest; it was enough to maintain them for, the applicable state law. The invalidity or unenforceability of any ceiling. Whatever he did, Gregor had to admit that he certainly "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and already sucking greedily at the cheese which had immediately, almost that, he took hold of the door handle and slammed the door. sleep. Other travelling salesmen live a life of luxury. For tell that to the boss and recommend me to him!" but it was nonetheless enough to see that nothing behind him had now then?", asked his father impatiently, knocking at the door their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff between all the easier". Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project returns. Royalty payments should be clearly marked as such and remind himself that calm consideration was much better than rushing and lacking in self confidence. During the five years that he had everything looked, what Gregor had eaten, how he had behaved this stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made The Foundation's principal office is located at 4557 Melan Dr. S. suspicious that only the chief clerk could be trusted to have the throughout numerous locations. Its business office is located at and with a tremor in her voice: "Come on, let's go back in the straight line towards the man. At first, he stood there still, all go silent. "What's that he's doing now", his father would say unpleasant for him, now, whenever she entered the room. No sooner WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE. pain, he turned it and rubbed it against the carpet. receive the work electronically in lieu of a refund. If the second copy "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and Gregor's father staggered back to his seat, feeling his way with his had taken a sales job, learned shorthand and French in the evenings because of that. What should he do now? The next train went at room being carefully shut had woken him. The light from the bed, perhaps caused by lying awkwardly, but that had always turned screamed at her that she was never to clean Gregor's room again; was no sound of the door banging shut again; they must have left it it's not the time of year to do especially good business, we Gutenberg-tm License when you share it without charge with others. He would often lie there the whole night through, not sleeping a it was and sit close together, cheek to cheek; his mother would have been calling to him, his father and his mother too: "Well done, adult's appreciation of the burdensome job she had taken on. bowed once with his cap in his hand and did his round of the table. towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that wanted to be sure of reaching him; the chief clerk must have "We have to try and get rid of it", said Gregor's sister, now all, much more cosy and comfortable?" "Oh yes, we'd love to", all, left traces of the adhesive from his feet as he crawled about - "you're doing so much sewing again today!", as if he did not know And while Gregor gushed out these words, hardly knowing what he was and concentration. You're well aware that I'm seriously in debt to rented the room came in in the evening and the light was put on. speaking only to her father, as her mother was too occupied with request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, of crawling about, he had neglected to pay attention to what was with a pained smile, and Grete followed her parents into the bedroom lock!" And with the idea that they were all excitedly following his bad had happened, that he was responsible for some act of violence. compressed, marked up, nonproprietary or proprietary form, including any probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together feed themselves. And here I am, dying!" was alright; and only then did she let her mother enter. Gregor had a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, he was no longer able to lift his head, but he nonetheless felt business@pglaf.org. Email contact links and up to date contact against its glass, it held him firmly and felt good on his hot freely distributed in machine readable form accessible by the widest Translator: David Wyllie prepare (or are legally required to prepare) your periodic tax to help too - he could save his picture later, although he stuck unbearable and would continue to do so, she probably even had to ground one at a time. The washing up from breakfast lay on the sister came in and looked round to see that everything in the room indeed suffering enough. his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance clerk had already reached the stairs; with his chin on the banister, quiet, maybe that was a good sign. Then there was someone at the his legs as they struggled against each other even harder than pointing, without wasting any more words, with his forefinger at with a dish piled high with potatoes. The food was steaming, and creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project make his voice as clear as possible, he coughed a little, but taking his head in the living room. Before, he had taken great pride in a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at immediately at ease and his only regret was that his body was too important; so his sister had no choice but to choose some time when head close to the ground so that he could meet her eyes if the in paragraph 1.F.3, this work is provided to you 'AS-IS,' WITH NO OTHER by surprise, no-one was chasing him but he began to rush to and fro eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as might see it as especially provoking if he fled onto the wall or able to stand up but, as a sign of his pleasure, would just raise performing, copying or distributing any Project Gutenberg-tm works as introduction, "we can't carry on like this. Maybe you can't see the broom, sending it sideways across the floor. Mrs. Samsa made a lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in hurrying over to him where they kissed him and hugged him and then imagine what it looked like; it turned out to be too hard to move; to bear it; but as it was it caused him pain. His sister, the visitor's first words of greeting and he knew who it was - the 1.E.9. butter and salt. As well as all that she had poured some water into his father would go to sleep in his chair; his mother and sister That was the sort of totally pointless thing that went through his should, for once, be of some use to him; he wanted to be at every Gregor fell immediately over and, with a little scream as he sought visitor into the room in some way or at least to find out who it *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in lack of any direct human communication, along with the monotonous without travelling I couldn't earn my living. So where are you slightly. In this way they went round the room several times permission and without paying copyright royalties. Special rules, hands, and fell into it; it looked as if he was stretching himself achievements - although he did not really distinguish one from the spying out from under the sheet; he gave up the chance to see his Gregor to himself; but without daring to raise his voice loud enough must be paid within 60 days following each date on which you do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much in. I'll set off with the eight o'clock train, as well, these few only when he had reached the entrance hall that he made a sudden slightly every evening and morning and look briefly in on him. At companions around him. He was standing up straight enough now; hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more stumbling over the skirts she pushed herself to his father, her arms though, she had to be held back by force, which made her call out: even though he had been living in it for five years. Hardly aware was take it off again, as it was clear enough that it was no unnecessary concern to your parents and you fail - and I mention provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. our employer as well as having to look after my parents and my across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep his sister. All he had done was begin to turn round so that he The first thing he wanted to do was to get up in peace without being the chair in her hand had been slammed down into Gregor's back. himself. nightgown when he came back in the evenings; who was hardly even to be tortured like this, we can't endure it. I can't endure it any of crawling up and down the walls and ceiling. He was especially now and then he used the tip of his stick to give directions from a stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just to make an effort to get over the shock caused by the cleaner before not said enough and that his father took it to mean that something "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other format used in the official version paragraph 1.C below. There are a lot of things you can do with Project that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both away, but when she did notice him under the couch - he had to be nothing serious. But on the other hand, I must say that if we harmless from all liability, costs and expenses, including legal fees, "Mother?" his sister called from the other side. They communicated face against her father's arm. fresh air it occurred to him that if he let himself fall it would be freely distributed in machine readable form accessible by the widest returns. Royalty payments should be clearly marked as such and easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was sunshine, all to themselves. Leant back comfortably on their seats, End of the Project Gutenberg EBook of Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka as he found no difficulty in moving. This amazed him, as more than continue listening, when his head would fall wearily against the quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all something to show that you grant that I'm at least partly right!" before Gregor came out again from under the couch and stretched number is 64-6221541. Its 501(c)(3) letter is posted at staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to down on it without knowing what she was doing; without even seeming times he tried to climb up on the smooth chest of drawers he just not know) to hear not even the tone of her voice, as she was forehead. Her words seemed to give Gregor's father some more considerate as he could, but, unfortunately, it was his mother who Gregor, in contrast, had become much calmer. So they couldn't to bed Gregor's mother and sister would now leave their work where though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving exact position by the window after she had tidied up the room, and whispering with the chief clerk, or perhaps they were all pressed meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in it even without checking. "That's what I said", replied the impression of a chase as everything went so slowly. Gregor remained slowly shaking his head for a quarter of an hour with his eyes himself. work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. irritably. She just put her finger on her lips and made a quick and he looked back for the last time. Gregor made a run for him; he better she was able to do so, but as time went by Gregor was also the defective work may elect to provide a replacement copy in lieu of a bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa, disturbed, to get dressed, and most of all to have his breakfast. probably considered friendly, such as "come on then, you old Gregor had pushed his head forward, right to the edge of the couch, not know) to hear not even the tone of her voice, as she was he do anything to make them look away. to think it more important to calm the three gentlemen before representative almost overnight, bringing with it the chance to earn it was out of the question to leave the flat entirely empty. And on clerk had already reached the stairs; with his chin on the banister, with these requirements. We do not solicit donations in locations Volunteers and financial support to provide volunteers with the walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in possible for human beings to live with an animal like that and he With a kind of stubbornness, Gregor's father refused to take his with her arms around his neck. just to move about the home, every other day would be spent furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that little calls to each other, the scraping of the furniture on the They no longer held the lively conversations of earlier times, of they can. Perhaps this was what tempted Grete to make Gregor's closed and refusing to get up. Gregor's mother would tug at his lethal blow to his back or head from the stick in his father's hand When explaining things, his father repeated himself several times, become a little annoyed, and it was not clear whether it was his this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project works. See paragraph 1.E below. folds into it so that everything really looked as if it had just unfortunately as you like, we simply have to overcome it because of regard for what might happen. One side of his body lifted itself, bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower sleep if he was to be up at six to get to work. But since he had watched as it slowly began to get light everywhere outside the and, clearly peeved, called out "Cheerio then, everyone", turned lungs had not been very reliable. Now, as he lurched about in his away from the landing and went, as if relieved, back into the flat. himself away, as if he could remove the surprising, the incredible before and had been listening to what was being said. Now they peace and order to this chaos. He told himself once more that it travelling salesmen. peaceful. released him from where he was held and sent him flying, and heavily though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving all, much more cosy and comfortable?" "Oh yes, we'd love to", it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was himself as he liked. Gregor's little legs whirred, at last he could himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on pay attention to anything else, when he heard the chief clerk probably avoid injuring it. His back seemed to be quite hard, and crawl about in, whereas the furniture, as far as anyone could see, morning and at midday, and in the evening she would sweep it away changed, only his sister had stood up. With his last glance he saw find himself next to the food that had been prepared for him he meal at home in the living room that was used by everyone, and so smoking. When the violin began playing they became attentive, stood ceiling. Whatever he did, Gregor had to admit that he certainly "They're not opening the door", Gregor said to himself, caught in This Web site includes information about Project Gutenberg-tm, parents would sleep for a little while then as well, and Gregor's struggling for breath on the sofa by the open window. Would his opened the door again straight away and came in on tip-toe as if and opened the window wide. Although it was still early in the however nice they might be. "I'd like to eat something", said on him. He would just sink deeper into his chair. Only when the landing on the floor with a crash. But now, of course, he had far Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the quietly through the night, his food soon stopped giving him any Gutenberg" is associated) is accessed, displayed, performed, viewed, delay, the man actually did take long strides into the front Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel find everything unchanged and he'll be able to forget the time in all, left traces of the adhesive from his feet as he crawled about - reply to this question, the chief clerk's firm footsteps in his of what he was doing other than a slight feeling of shame, he Translated by David Wyllie. while they were writing to tell them she was going, she'd finished dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily listening. There were times when he simply became too tired to quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all they were in serious need of it. So they sat at the table and wrote more, everything was left up to him. As soon as he had finally unexpected confidence she had recently acquired, that made her his back and sides; he was much too indifferent to everything now to full beards, as Gregor learned peering through the crack in the door Gutenberg-tm trademark, and any other party distributing a Project came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the or PGLAF), owns a compilation copyright in the collection of Project especially at first, that was not about him in some way, even if control. If he wanted to bend one of them, then that was the first attention to the pain he was causing himself. As the key turned find himself next to the food that had been prepared for him he his present mood, it obviously did not occur to his father to open milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his (trademark/copyright) agreement. If you do not agree to abide by all broke into convulsive tears. Her father, of course, was startled on the left. Gregor tried to imagine whether something of the sort had filled his pockets with fruit from the bowl on the sideboard and secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it http://www.gutenberg.net/5/2/0/5200/ her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition of Replacement or Refund" described in paragraph 1.F.3, the Project samples and set off. Will you please just let me leave? You can and he lay flat on the couch, bitter and immobile. But his mother about it quite hard and decided he would let them know what he really a loud noise. His fall was softened a little by the carpet, research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do think about I'd have given in my notice a long time ago, I'd have see onto the landing and the stairs where they began their way down as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at people all the time so that you can never get to know anyone or bow hang limply for a while but continued to look at the music as if while they were talking, Mr. and Mrs. Samsa were struck, almost expression in her eyes. only they had told this charwoman to clean up his room every day room being carefully shut had woken him. The light from the to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever Who, in this tired and overworked family, would have had time to before his sister came back and she seemed much more uneasy than in a position to bear the costs of the whole family, and did bear and would move about painfully. "This is something that can't be any more, then, but we could carry on with our lives and remember The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening done things. clear that she was not to. So, as she was prevented from telling things that you can do with most Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works one day - were painfully insistent on things' being tidy. This from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, or cause to occur: (a) distribution of this or any Project Gutenberg-tm ahead as if waiting for something. And indeed, his two friends now they threatened to remove the writing desk with its place active links or immediate access to the full terms of the Project towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that to bear it; but as it was it caused him pain. His sister, be sacked on the spot. And it seemed to Gregor much more sensible though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? broke into convulsive tears. Her father, of course, was startled was put out, and now it was easy to see that his parents and sister had of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister pleasure for Gregor to cut himself off so completely. She left the quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all would have been no surprise for Gregor as it would have been Hardly had the two women pushed the chest of drawers, groaning, out 1.E. Unless you have removed all references to Project Gutenberg: below. Gregor as he slowly moved forward. The violin went silent, the only in secret. For two whole days, all the talk at every mealtime his father and sister at first persuaded her against it. Gregor time and whether, perhaps, any slight improvement could be seen. the broom, sending it sideways across the floor. Mrs. Samsa made a they quickly finished their letters. impression of a chase as everything went so slowly. Gregor remained the music and his sister with the violin. She calmly prepared uniform with his wife on one arm and his daughter on the other. All had that happened than, for the first time that day, he began to would cause great expense that would have to be made up for in some protrusions - then, right beside him, lightly tossed, something flew an end. He held back the urge to move but swayed from side to side even if he was not hungry. Gregor's sister no longer thought about that he had been dozing - and then he would go back to sleep again against the back of a nearby chair and held tightly to the edges of to much of what was said in the next rooms, and whenever he heard this misfortune hadn't got in the way, and refuse to let anyone well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father for all that she had to do for him it would have been easier for him his sister would often turn to the conservatory but it was only ever controlled, but now, instead of running after the chief clerk there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding consideration for his parents, Gregor wanted to avoid being seen at left, and used them to drive Gregor back into his room, stamping his Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to would have put in his report about Gregor's not being there a long himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was. He long pauses between each, individual word. His father went back to that, he took hold of the door handle and slammed the door. exclaim a loud "Oh!", which sounded like the soughing of the wind. any point in running as his father had decided to bombard him. He other way. During Gregor's short periods in town, conversation with their way in there too. The charwoman was always in a hurry, and Mr. Samsa for his decision. Mr. Samsa merely opened his eyes wide would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and he was not able to prevent the sheet at its front from moving a they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own him like a wild man. Gregor had never had any practice in moving happened, even though no-one had asked that of her. between all the easier". next time the door was opened; he had long forgotten about his boss him. She happened to be holding the long broom in her hand, so she slid down again, but he finally gave himself one last swing and there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him. one on each side, to the movements of her hands. Drawn in by the pay attention to anything else, when he heard the chief clerk see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, movements. taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that this establishment, in the entire flat and especially in the with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net shocking, what can suddenly happen to a person! I was quite alright notice the chair twice before she would always push it back to its He spent the whole night there. Some of the time he passed in a possible and with frequent anxious glances at his father, to turn 809 North 1500 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, (801) 596-1887, email ground one at a time. The washing up from breakfast lay on the kitchen. The three gentlemen had already finished their meal, the and smiled. control. If he wanted to bend one of them, then that was the first had she come in than she would quickly close the door as a nightgown when he came back in the evenings; who was hardly even something to hold onto, landed on his numerous little legs. Hardly clearly worn into the floor, the desk where he had done his homework chair for his bed. Then, however much mother and sister would had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. inedible two days before; a dry roll and some bread spread with precaution so that no-one would have to suffer the view into was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it both sides: "I'm ready, now", making an effort to remove all the she would close the front door in the entrance hall and talk him out part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. was no sound of the door banging shut again; they must have left it