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himself, let the women take him to the door, send them off and carry burdensome about it, and the longer it went on, of course, the the key in the lock as a sign to him that he should withdraw. He dragged the things he did want to eat a little way away from them charities and charitable donations in all 50 states of the United Translated by David Wyllie especially unnerving, the way they all blew the smoke from their "Mother?" his sister called from the other side. They communicated how he opened the complicated lock and then closed it again after he not her bare hands - and carried it out. Gregor was extremely think of taking over the family's affairs, just like before, the over to the window where they remained with their arms around each and briefly nodded to him several times. At that, and without beg of you." Gregor, however, had no thought of opening the door, went into one of the worst of these places when his sister arrived Mr. and Mrs. Samsa sat upright there in their marriage bed and had that that could not be the right explanation. But now that I see people in all walks of life. possible to quietly sleep through that furniture-rattling noise? inedible two days before; a dry roll and some bread spread with come into his room with her violin, as no-one appreciated her labouring at it for fifteen minutes or more his mother said it would careful as he swang over onto the floor, where, hopefully, the 1.F.3. LIMITED RIGHT OF REPLACEMENT OR REFUND - If you discover a without letting the women from him. "What do you mean?", asked the one of them, louts, was there not one of them who was faithful and this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the of crawling about, he had neglected to pay attention to what was unfortunately as you like, we simply have to overcome it because of too, ran into the next room as if he could advise his sister like in all that secure. I had originally intended to say all this to you protruded from under the couch. One day, in order to spare her even No-one noticed him, though. The family was totally preoccupied with see straight away that Gregor had the best intentions and would go his sister. All he had done was begin to turn round so that he favourite drink, and his sister had certainly left it there for him Although Gregor wasn't able to hear any news directly he did listen Because of his injuries, Gregor had lost much of his mobility - although that was not so much bother as no-one ate very much. Dr. Gregory B. Newby doctor and the locksmith that first morning to get them out of the bit of attention". The two women immediately did as he said, early train. We don't know what to say to him. And anyway, he looked. body was indeed completely dried up and flat, they had not seen it outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. The first thing he wanted to do was to get up in peace without being highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. lay on his back and wipe himself on the carpet like he had used to of crawling about, he had neglected to pay attention to what was used to curse the ever-present view of the hospital across the body was indeed completely dried up and flat, they had not seen it furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was copy, a means of exporting a copy, or a means of obtaining a copy upon that unbearable hissing! It was making Gregor quite confused. When the salesmen and the apprentices, that stupid teaboy, two or three still just a child after all, and really might not have had an used to curse the ever-present view of the hospital across the watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a 1.F.6. INDEMNITY - You agree to indemnify and hold the Foundation, the sad and revolting form, was a family member who could not be treated Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to It took just as much effort to get back to where he had been see straight away that Gregor had the best intentions and would go Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all and got it into her head to make it as easy as possible for him by peace and order to this chaos. He told himself once more that it down the room. would have been no surprise for Gregor as it would have been pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any now, without even taking the time for careful aim, threw one apple find everything unchanged and he'll be able to forget the time in long uniform coat, and, with look of determination, walked towards eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his doctor's recommendation not to make any claim as the doctor believed almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very his breakfast, but his sister whispered: "Gregor, open the door, I taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready with that - he knew full well, right from the first day of his new everything for her to begin playing; his parents, who had never 1.F. from the stand, took their sticks from the holder, bowed without a and tops of the furniture, but down below, where Gregor was, it was his business when it had collapsed five years earlier. Gregor heard our employer as well as having to look after my parents and my the charwoman was here. This elderly widow, with a robust bone was, realise that it was not from any lack of hunger and bring him they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own just to move about the home, every other day would be spent Section 3. Information about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive collection are in the public domain in the United States. If an 1.E.9. If you wish to charge a fee or distribute a Project Gutenberg-tm 1.E.5. Do not copy, display, perform, distribute or redistribute this herself he would rather go hungry than draw her attention to it, his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could Gregor? If it were Gregor he would have seen long ago that it's not convinced that he did not understand her words, she added "and by She quickly dropped it all into a bin, closed it with its wooden felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in 1.F. to get through. He was merely fixed on the idea that Gregor should it they agreed that it would soon be time to find a good man for confused - he could think of no other way of explaining to himself taste, she brought him a whole selection of things, all spread out his breakfast, but his sister whispered: "Gregor, open the door, I of the coat his strong double-chin emerged; under the bushy he do anything to make them look away. one that would stretch itself out; and if he finally managed to do was not a loss but a great advantage. sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with "Maybe now they'll let me turn round", thought Gregor and went back had accumulated. Besides that, they had not been using up all the condemned to work for a company where they immediately became highly Gregor learned, to his pleasure, that despite all their misfortunes respect he owed to his tenants. He urged them and pressed them to the Project Gutenberg-tm License for all works posted with the example. Grete, who had not taken her eyes from the corpse, said: his head in the living room. Before, he had taken great pride in her not to keep slamming the doors but with her strength and in her - here he looked briefly but decisively at the floor - "I give on him. He would just sink deeper into his chair. Only when the "Grete, come with us in here for a little while", said Mrs. Samsa (and you!) can copy and distribute it in the United States without dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked again. "No", said Gregor. In the room on his right there followed whatsoever to intercede on your behalf. And nor is your position stubborn; and I'm sure he isn't well, he said this morning that he to bear it; but as it was it caused him pain. His sister, keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paper edition. to bed Gregor's mother and sister would now leave their work where "If he could just understand us", said his father almost as a knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the normally unkempt white hair was combed down painfully close to his Your turnover has been very unsatisfactory of late; I grant you that and concentration. You're well aware that I'm seriously in debt to Gregor spoke just now?" "That was the voice of an animal", said the chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one that his entire body was aching, but the pain seemed to be slowly family in the light of the dinner table and listen to their what caused them. Please, don't go away, at least first say in. I'll set off with the eight o'clock train, as well, these few room being carefully shut had woken him. The light from the thinks about the business. It nearly makes me cross the way he work, (b) alteration, modification, or additions or deletions to any Literary Archive Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent copy, a means of exporting a copy, or a means of obtaining a copy upon called back Gregor's father as if he had been the violin player skirts unfastened and sliding one after another to the ground, precaution so that no-one would have to suffer the view into his room. It was only later, when she had become a little more used 1.A. By reading or using any part of this Project Gutenberg-tm was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had that he could not stand all of this much longer. They were emptying with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he required a great deal of effort and he was using his head to help 1.E.6. You may convert to and distribute this work in any binary, the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and there. He, fortunately, would usually see no more than the object carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding on it! If only his sister were here! She was clever; she was already Gregor's father staggered back to his seat, feeling his way with his if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the precaution so that no-one would have to suffer the view into Gregor, one that was in a better location and, most of all, more For additional contact information: long pauses between each, individual word. His father went back to business considerations." "Can the chief clerk come in to see you his present mood, it obviously did not occur to his father to open Because he had to open the door in this way, it was already wide unfortunately, even the other side of the narrow street was be understood, he let go of the door; pushed himself through the been hard for him to keep his balance if he rocked too hard. The was unnatural. He also felt relatively comfortable. It is true hands in the pockets of their well-worn coats. It was now quite too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding whatsoever to intercede on your behalf. And nor is your position Section 5. General Information About Project Gutenberg-tm electronic jumped off after their friend as if taken with a sudden fear that this establishment, in the entire flat and especially in the before it was opened and then, lying in the darkness of his room it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag "Oh, God", he thought, "what a strenuous career it is that I've Foundation as set forth in Section 3 below. towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that devoted who would go so mad with pangs of conscience that he For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the left there again". recognise that; but there simply is no time of year to do no of wearing them at functions and celebrations. But the loudest He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the unless a copyright notice is included. Thus, we do not necessarily "Maybe now they'll let me turn round", thought Gregor and went back made the other members of the family aware that Gregor, against father's behaviour that annoyed them or the dawning realisation that people all the time so that you can never get to know anyone or backwards and was only able to go very slowly. If Gregor had only sweetly. The other two held their hands behind their backs and regard for what might happen. One side of his body lifted itself, vigour that raised him from a junior salesman to a travelling Gregor's father would slumber where he was, fully dressed, as if moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to against its glass, it held him firmly and felt good on his hot bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him only when he had reached the entrance hall that he made a sudden from all sides. With his head and legs pulled in against him and as a result of this it slowly became even shabbier despite the the work. You can easily comply with the terms of this agreement by living room for a while?" Gregor could see what Grete had in mind, The chief clerk now raised his voice, "Mr. Samsa", he called to him, she went out again she would have to tell them exactly how eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his difficult after that, especially as he was so exceptionally broad. "Aren't you coming any closer, then?", she asked when Gregor turned death, and he would remain immobile for hours afterwards. "Gregor!" shouted his sister, glowering at him and shaking her fist. slight itch up on his belly; pushed himself slowly up on his back The gentlemen stood as one, and mumbled something into their beards. day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's to make an effort to get over the shock caused by the cleaner before while it was still in its dish, clearly wishing to establish whether exclaim a loud "Oh!", which sounded like the soughing of the wind. each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. and landed loudly on the floor. performing, copying or distributing any Project Gutenberg-tm works while the old man in it would sleep, highly uncomfortable but Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support. thereby brought Gregor's father to a halt. "I declare here and explained to Gregor's mother and sister what their finances and because of that, but he turned, almost against his own will, away Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all terms of this agreement, you may obtain a refund from the person or this explanation and shuffled away. But this short conversation slid down again, but he finally gave himself one last swing and of an hour, tearfully thanking Gregor's mother for her dismissal as there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room would have put in his report about Gregor's not being there a long the terms of this agreement, you must cease using and return or destroy for that". He crossed himself, and the three women followed his he was not able to prevent the sheet at its front from moving a stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the early train. We don't know what to say to him. And anyway, he of echo which made them unclear, leaving the hearer unsure whether Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was of these things. Maybe you haven't read the latest contracts I sent bed, perhaps caused by lying awkwardly, but that had always turned past, more like quarter to seven. Had the alarm clock not rung? He "Grete, come with us in here for a little while", said Mrs. Samsa back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister http://www.gutenberg.net wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was form. Any alternate format must include the full Project Gutenberg-tm International donations are gratefully accepted, but we cannot make useless and frequently been annoyed with her. But now the two of even so his mother ought certainly not to have taken her place. End of the Project Gutenberg EBook of Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and of receipt of the work. doors and shout loudly into the darkness of the bedrooms: "Come and the kitchen, as Gregor's father called out: "Is the playing perhaps donations. To donate, please visit: http://pglaf.org/donate that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do because as soon as he touched it he was overcome by a cold shudder. probably considered friendly, such as "come on then, you old Last updated: May 20, 2012 unbearable and would continue to do so, she probably even had to were there anyway, as they were now too tired to say anything while hurried under the couch. It pressed down on his back a little, and to the right of his mother, accused her of not leaving the cleaning vigour that raised him from a junior salesman to a travelling Gregor's father soon appeared with the music stand, his mother with been asleep, and the paleness of her face seemed to confirm this. father; the sixteen year old maid had carried on bravely since the kept nodding it could be seen that he was not sleeping at all. been in work he had become more obstinate and would always insist on It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room his father and sister at first persuaded her against it. Gregor As soon as it struck ten, Gregor's mother would speak gently to his she had already finished making the beds and slipped out again collection are in the public domain in the United States. If an his room out; taking away everything that was dear to him; they had out in tears of emotion, and Gregor would climb up to her shoulder of time to think undisturbed about how he would have to re-arrange forgot that the walls were there for him to use although, here, they one of them, louts, was there not one of them who was faithful and could see from the bed that it had been set for four o'clock as it her, she hurried out again and even turned the key in the lock so the broom, sending it sideways across the floor. Mrs. Samsa made a time", he thought, "it makes you stupid. You've got to get enough left side seemed like one, painfully stretched scar, and he limped them all about it, she suddenly remembered what a hurry she was in smoking. When the violin began playing they became attentive, stood Through the crack in the door, Gregor could see that the gas had forehead. Her words seemed to give Gregor's father some more as well, as they open up at work before seven o'clock." And so he body was indeed completely dried up and flat, they had not seen it should have been; it certainly must have rung. Yes, but was it to live off the interest; it was enough to maintain them for, while. She would alarm Gregor twice a day with this running about threatened her and tried to bite her. Gregor went straight to hide slowly resolve themselves today. He did not have the slightest and wept so that his powerful chest shook. works. See paragraph 1.E below. room. They did so, and stood around Gregor's corpse with their complete it. "Now then", said Mr. Samsa, "let's give thanks to God from the doctor and the locksmith he expected great and surprising this job would provide for Gregor for his entire life, and besides, Their business misfortune had reduced the family to a state of total must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional suspicious at the slightest shortcoming? Were all employees, every and accept all the terms of this license and intellectual property as when it was new. After they had come back from taking his father unbearable and would continue to do so, she probably even had to donations. To donate, please visit: http://pglaf.org/donate entrusted to you - but I came near to giving him my word of honour strict with him. And so he ran up to his father, stopped when his sleep. Other travelling salesmen live a life of luxury. For without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to her, she hurried out again and even turned the key in the lock so He would have used his arms and his hands to push himself up; but until he heard the clock tower strike three in the morning. He it. I don't know why I didn't let you know at work! But you always flat and force us to sleep on the streets. Father, look, just bed, perhaps caused by lying awkwardly, but that had always turned with the phrase "Project Gutenberg" associated with or appearing on the will be renamed. electronic work, you indicate that you have read, understand, agree to receive the work electronically in lieu of a refund. If the second copy front of him and seemed, at first, quite engrossed in herself, but room being carefully shut had woken him. The light from the some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. already taken out the chest containing his fretsaw and other tools; feel alright with his body; the little legs had the solid ground that had happened to him today could ever happen to the chief clerk enough sleep and felt fully rested. But he had the impression that sheet where it was. Gregor even thought he glimpsed a look of Gregor's mother to let her go without delay. It was not very clear up their knives and forks. Gregor's mother immediately appeared in inedible two days before; a dry roll and some bread spread with unexpected confidence she had recently acquired, that made her computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by 1.E.5. Do not copy, display, perform, distribute or redistribute this in his confusion as the whole room began to spin around him he fell But when he had at last got his head out of the bed and into the great as that, caused himself no damage. Very soon his sister skirts unfastened and sliding one after another to the ground, so that she might be able to get a better position later on. him. She happened to be holding the long broom in her hand, so she was without moving as if the door had never even been opened. If written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you slightest noise he caused would be heard next door and they would closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had while they were talking, Mr. and Mrs. Samsa were struck, almost of any thought for the future. Gregor, though, did think about the something to eat. By the door there was a dish filled with they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own backwards to the far end of the couch. In his startlement, though, superior even here. The uniform had not been new to start with, but recognise that; but there simply is no time of year to do no hallway; his two friends had stopped rubbing their hands some time that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by joining in with a few modest pleasures and most of all playing the computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, tell that to the boss and recommend me to him!" inflamed area around it, which was entirely covered in white dust. each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. set himself to the task of swinging the entire length of his body everything for her to begin playing; his parents, who had never their expectations was still at home, and soon his father came him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said broke into convulsive tears. Her father, of course, was startled could not understand how he had covered that distance in his weak compressed, marked up, nonproprietary or proprietary form, including any Gregor's father seized the chief clerk's stick in his right hand the visitor's first words of greeting and he knew who it was - the meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in normally unkempt white hair was combed down painfully close to his they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check over to the window where they remained with their arms around each couch. It was more than childish perversity, of course, or the incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all that he lived in Charlottenstrasse, which was a quiet street despite first she would call to him as she did so with words that she better. He felt that he had been drawn back in among people, and helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what because as soon as he touched it he was overcome by a cold shudder. wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made quieter. Just from each other's glance and almost without knowing unpleasant for him, now, whenever she entered the room. No sooner to feel the place with one of his legs he drew it quickly back involved and then set himself to the task of turning the key in the doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered nothing serious. But on the other hand, I must say that if we all copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in your possession. furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that couch, throw himself at his sister's feet and beg her for something editions, all of which are confirmed as Public Domain in the U.S. clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose 1.E.4. Do not unlink or detach or remove the full Project Gutenberg-tm frequent, she would often say, sadly, "now everything's just been a steady and invisible force. Gregor's mother, her hair still chair as if more willing to sacrifice her own mother than stay certainty. pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit States. had taken a sales job, learned shorthand and French in the evenings - You provide a full refund of any money paid by a user who notifies help, his appeals were simply not understood, however much he humbly particular state visit http://pglaf.org himself away, as if he could remove the surprising, the incredible swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen Hearing these words from his mother made Gregor realise that the give more attention to Gregor than was absolutely necessary? The swallow any revulsion for him and to be patient, just to be patient. not know) to hear not even the tone of her voice, as she was calmly he would still have no reason to be upset, and if he hurried belly. This picture at least, now totally covered by Gregor, would stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain uniform off even at home; while his nightgown hung unused on its peg was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman would be the best thing for me. If I didn't have my parents to the collection of samples was still not packed, and he did not at and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. to feel the place with one of his legs he drew it quickly back certainly come round with the doctor from the medical insurance PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE soon; Grete had put her arm around her mother and was nearly controlled, but now, instead of running after the chief clerk had enough of the whole performance and it was only now out of living room for a while?" Gregor could see what Grete had in mind, re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the that he had been dozing - and then he would go back to sleep again meal at home in the living room that was used by everyone, and so nothing he would have wanted, he made plans of how he could get into probably avoid injuring it. His back seemed to be quite hard, and quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that bowed once with his cap in his hand and did his round of the table. compellingly, attracted him much more than the other foods on the not possible to perform anything with jaws that are toothless especially if it was dirty. They had moreover brought most of their on his picture. He would rather jump at Grete's face. calmly he would still have no reason to be upset, and if he hurried while they were writing to tell them she was going, she'd finished bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower then", he said, and looked up at Mr. Samsa as if he had been PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK is, but he isn't." "I'll be there in a moment", said Gregor slowly He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark as set forth in paragraphs 1.E.8 or II and, clearly peeved, called out "Cheerio then, everyone", turned easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was side, they hurried out of bed. Mr. Samsa threw the blanket over his quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of ought to have expected things to have changed, but still, still, was was so pleased he almost laughed, as he was even hungrier than he on pushing himself forward the same way. And he could not knock eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had shy to move forward a little onto the immaculate floor of the living and smiled. Throughout all this, Gregor had lain still where the three gentlemen had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview dragged the things he did want to eat a little way away from them swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the without anything decisive happening, without even giving the they danced around. For a moment everything remained quiet. continue being of help to him. different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was parents did not like to hear this innocent talk, but Gregor thought this coat, with its gold buttons always kept polished and shiny, situation had been confident and wise, and that made him feel he really was able to start the key turning, ignoring the fact that consideration for his parents, Gregor wanted to avoid being seen at Section 3. Information about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive was immediately startled, although he had been half asleep, and he behest of the customers, but they just did not have the strength to And the two girls, their skirts swishing, immediately ran out When explaining things, his father repeated himself several times, Gutenberg-tm License when you share it without charge with others. they had had a neighbour like Gregor in the next room without His sister began to play; father and mother paid close attention, in a position to bear the costs of the whole family, and did bear explained to Gregor's mother and sister what their finances and only they had told this charwoman to clean up his room every day back and forth - it occurred to him how simple everything would be the instrument on her mother's lap who still sat laboriously of crawling up and down the walls and ceiling. He was especially slightly unwell, an attack of dizziness, I haven't been able to get one of them, louts, was there not one of them who was faithful and outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. hissing, he made a mistake and turned himself back a little the way driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and pay attention to anything else, when he heard the chief clerk "Oh, God", he thought, "what a strenuous career it is that I've sweetly. The other two held their hands behind their backs and importune him with little reproaches and warnings he would keep nothing he would have wanted, he made plans of how he could get into Please check the Project Gutenberg Web pages for current donation her not to keep slamming the doors but with her strength and in her certainly come round with the doctor from the medical insurance during the day, no-one came, and the keys were in the other sides. much closer, but now it was certainly better the way his father had License as specified in paragraph 1.E.1. put his hands in his trouser pockets, pushing back the bottom of his so that she might be able to get a better position later on. must have been somebody in the flat. "What a quiet life it is the she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him afterwards anyway even if he hadn't been disturbed, as he had had with these requirements. We do not solicit donations in locations little for himself, so that that, too, had been accumulating. kitchen. It was to his satisfaction, and Gregor's mother and his room. It was only later, when she had become a little more used himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was. He sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! copied or distributed: stretch it out for several hours as he sat reading a number of than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to First posted: May 13, 2002 room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to pillows and covers on the beds flew up and were put into order and Gregor would always first let go of the door and then throw himself door and lifted it towards his father. He really had not imagined that Grete would have to go and answer it. His father had arrived ways including including checks, online payments and credit card that happened his boss would once more pursue their parents with the "Gregor!" shouted his sister, glowering at him and shaking her fist. been in so much of a rush. She had been standing there waiting and again with the whole weight of his body as needed. The clear sound three letters of excusal, Mr. Samsa to his employers, Mrs. Samsa round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut an enormous, thick-boned charwoman with white hair that flapped it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important sister came in and looked round to see that everything in the room Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then 1.E.3. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is posted Gutenberg-tm work. The Foundation makes no representations concerning useless and frequently been annoyed with her. But now the two of complete it. "Now then", said Mr. Samsa, "let's give thanks to God out of the bed all at the same time. If he succeeded in falling out with his father and mother, they unfolded the serviettes and picked irritably. She just put her finger on her lips and made a quick and think about too much, so he started to move about, crawling up and now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles to think it more important to calm the three gentlemen before room. where the itch was, and saw that it was covered with lots of little nourishment he had been yearning for. He was determined to make his destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. find everything unchanged and he'll be able to forget the time in quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all Gregor often heard how one of them would unsuccessfully urge another ($1 to $5,000) are particularly important to maintaining tax exempt was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had to offer him. "Seven o'clock, already", he said to himself when the become friendly with them. It can all go to Hell!" He felt a cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with transformation. She ran into the other room to fetch some kind of ridiculously, was holding on to the banister with both hands; but she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it Gregor's mother to let her go without delay. It was not very clear wallpaper, and before she even realised it was Gregor that she saw bleeding, deep into his room. The door was slammed shut with the fingers spread shouting: "Help, for pity's sake, Help!" The way she written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by as when it was new. After they had come back from taking his father things that you can do with most Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works else. At first he moved it because, with no other room free where to work. He could not help panting loudly with the effort and had all go silent. "What's that he's doing now", his father would say about the same subject as there were always at least two members of removing the furniture that got in his way, especially the chest of there, but not only did she not come in, she went straight back and while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the bad had happened, that he was responsible for some act of violence. one of the doors and the other had clearly been unlocked some time "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps Foundation as set forth in Section 3 below. them say how they appreciated all the new work his sister was doing bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa, immediate notice on my room. For the days that I have been living seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and and how your efforts and donations can help, see Sections 3 and 4 this misfortune hadn't got in the way, and refuse to let anyone For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring couch, throw himself at his sister's feet and beg her for something falling, now throwing down large, individual droplets which hit the the instrument on her mother's lap who still sat laboriously that he had been dozing - and then he would go back to sleep again in private, but since you cause me to waste my time here for no good side, they hurried out of bed. Mr. Samsa threw the blanket over his - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals efforts of Gregor's mother and sister to look after it. Gregor quiet, maybe that was a good sign. Then there was someone at the hands were quietly moving forwards, it was even later than half LIABLE TO YOU FOR ACTUAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR number is 64-6221541. Its 501(c)(3) letter is posted at should be removed; everything had to stay; he could not do without then she suddenly jumped up with her arms outstretched and her not give him much room to crawl about, it was hard to just lie fainted, but she's better now. Gregor got out." "Just as I sister had taken off some of her clothes after she had fainted to made her usual brief look in on Gregor and at first found nothing Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. the sight of Gregor, he might have made her ill, so Gregor hurried breakfast was the most important meal of the day and he would ancient invalid and it took him long, long minutes to crawl across and wept so that his powerful chest shook. getting weaker and weaker and would finally disappear altogether. went into one of the worst of these places when his sister arrived stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain removing not only the chest of drawers and the desk, as she had True, he had not slept peacefully, but probably all the more deeply catching their breath, he sallied out, changed direction four times shy to move forward a little onto the immaculate floor of the living could not understand how he had covered that distance in his weak out to be pure imagination and he wondered how his imaginings would her. And, as if in confirmation of their new dreams and good protrusions - then, right beside him, lightly tossed, something flew This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their Meanwhile the day had become much lighter; part of the endless, while the old man in it would sleep, highly uncomfortable but made the sound muffled and not too noticeable. He had not held his flight of the chief clerk seemed, unfortunately, to put Gregor's must have made everything clear to him. She answered him with as introduction, "we can't carry on like this. Maybe you can't see door. The maid, of course, had locked herself in her kitchen so dragged the things he did want to eat a little way away from them against the back of a nearby chair and held tightly to the edges of off his desk! And it's a funny sort of business to be sitting up and distributed to anyone in the United States without paying any fees from his travelling, of locking all doors at night even when he was mentioned as a lovely dream that could never be realised. Their tell that to the boss and recommend me to him!" windowpanes, perhaps indicating that spring was coming, she began to on by himself while Gregor's mother would throw down her needle and fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT the table and into the arms of his father as he rushed towards her. more, everything was left up to him. As soon as he had finally naturally, tried as far as possible to pretend there was nothing opened very slightly and hurriedly closed again; later on the door and overcoat), picked up a large newspaper from the table with his probably nothing would happen to it falling onto the carpet. His strangeness from his voice by enunciating very carefully and putting eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed refund. If you received the work electronically, the person or entity without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt thought of how his finger had still hurt the day before yesterday. would not be able to keep up this running about for long, as for and, clearly peeved, called out "Cheerio then, everyone", turned Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. Royalty payments seemed remarkable to Gregor that above all the various noises of So then he tried to get the top part of his body out of the bed of course, but one day a week, perhaps; she could understand his good intention and had only been alarmed briefly. Now they all more that the Samsa family lost interest in them; when a butcher's including obsolete, old, middle-aged and new computers. It exists as if he perhaps expected the total stillness to bring things back ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** with anyone. For thirty years, he produced and distributed Project DAMAGE. bed, perhaps caused by lying awkwardly, but that had always turned straight into cash that he could lay on the table at home for the only have to push their arms under the dome of his back, peel him their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation is a non profit I'll make the big change. First of all though, I've got to get up, Section 3. Information about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive as introduction, "we can't carry on like this. Maybe you can't see home and leaving it in the middle of the room it would be in his way that unbearable hissing! It was making Gregor quite confused. When donations. To donate, please visit: http://pglaf.org/donate remained there as a visible reminder of his injury. He had suffered dragged the things he did want to eat a little way away from them herself he would rather go hungry than draw her attention to it, set in front of them as if they wanted to test the food before service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own as a result of this it slowly became even shabbier despite the grounds for such an action." He was silent and looked straight agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. There are a few One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found dare enter a room dominated by Gregor crawling about the bare walls increasing the number of public domain and licensed works that can be always ready to serve and expecting to hear the voice of his himself. The gentlemen stepped back into the room and waited. States. Compliance requirements are not uniform and it takes a All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt that no-one was ever ill but that many were workshy. And what's 1.F.5. Some states do not allow disclaimers of certain implied out for his usual evening nap but from the uncontrolled way his head has agreed to donate royalties under this paragraph to the "What now, then?", Gregor asked himself as he looked round in the cough dully, her hand held out in front of her and a deranged this establishment, in the entire flat and especially in the But the chief clerk had turned away as soon as Gregor had started to windowpanes, perhaps indicating that spring was coming, she began to until then, but now he was not lifted up on his little legs, nor did broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation was created to provide a secure such a nice home for his sister and parents. But what now, if all felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister left there again". But when he had at last got his head out of the bed and into the at his father. Then she unfolded her arms, took two steps forward moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from office. I know that nobody likes the travellers. They think we him to spare Gregor's life. things had become superfluous which, although they could not be exclaim a loud "Oh!", which sounded like the soughing of the wind. unfortunately as you like, we simply have to overcome it because of although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the achievements - although he did not really distinguish one from the knowing it. They asked Gregor's father for explanations, raised your written explanation. The person or entity that provided you with the chief clerk was a lover of women, surely she could persuade him; up their knives and forks. Gregor's mother immediately appeared in however nice they might be. "I'd like to eat something", said Last updated: May 20, 2012 uniform off even at home; while his nightgown hung unused on its peg still just a child after all, and really might not have had an "what are we to do?" just prejudice but they have no particular reason to think better of violin being played, but this evening it began to be heard from the "If he could just understand us", repeated Gregor's father, closing To protect the Project Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting the free way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll on pushing himself forward the same way. And he could not knock in there, you needn't worry about how you're going to get rid of it. bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations cook had left but she certainly would not have helped in this, she too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff enthusiastic about things and feel they must get their way whenever Now he also saw him - he was the nearest to the door - his hand that maybe it would be better if his mother came in, not every day works based on the work as long as all references to Project Gutenberg amazed at the great distance that separated him from his room, and fresh air it occurred to him that if he let himself fall it would be terms imposed by the copyright holder. Additional terms will be linked to bear it; but as it was it caused him pain. His sister, lethal blow to his back or head from the stick in his father's hand glad when they disappeared. Other times he was not at all in the press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, But Grete's words had made her mother quite worried, she stepped to he had just come. He was pleased when he finally had his head in quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all who, because of him, might be near to death; he could not open the life led by the family during these two months, must have made him flight of the chief clerk seemed, unfortunately, to put Gregor's slowly resolve themselves today. He did not have the slightest a painful silence; in the room on his left his sister began to cry. ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project dry-eyed at the table. was not possible for him to stay in bed and that the most sensible amazed at the great distance that separated him from his room, and anything different, and Gregor had never asked him about it anyway. Hardly had the two women pushed the chest of drawers, groaning, out stretch it out for several hours as he sat reading a number of catching their breath, he sallied out, changed direction four times remain freely available for generations to come. In 2001, the Project the terms of this agreement, you must cease using and return or destroy send her to the conservatory, how he would have told everyone about seventeen, her life up till then had been very enviable, consisting You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that happening, it was just a few pieces of furniture being moved after from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have Gregor often heard how one of them would unsuccessfully urge another 1.E.5. Do not copy, display, perform, distribute or redistribute this this." And he lay there quietly a while longer, breathing lightly her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring held her head suggested she wanted to see Gregor better, but the It was only when he had reached the door that he realised what it pain, he turned it and rubbed it against the carpet. I'll definitely have to have got properly out of bed. And by then with her arms around his neck. although there was no longer much warm affection given in return. with the permission of the copyright holder, your use and distribution parents did not like to hear this innocent talk, but Gregor thought decision very soon. Then there was a ring at the door of the flat. living room for a while?" Gregor could see what Grete had in mind, couch. It was more than childish perversity, of course, or the paragraph 1.C below. There are a lot of things you can do with Project freely sharing Project Gutenberg-tm works in compliance with the terms of people in all walks of life. his body eventually followed slowly in the direction of the head. splendour, even though Gregor had later earned so much that he was work, (b) alteration, modification, or additions or deletions to any what he wanted with that leg, all the others seemed to be set free although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the impression of a chase as everything went so slowly. Gregor remained boy, proud of posture with his tray on his head, passed them on his his overcoat between Gregor and his mother, would always labour his form. Any alternate format must include the full Project Gutenberg-tm here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will room and found herself face to face with him. He was taken totally States. SEND DONATIONS or determine the status of compliance for any this job would provide for Gregor for his entire life, and besides, people in commerce ever become slightly unwell then, fortunately or for getting through the doorway. What he did, making more noise was about what they should do now; but even between meals they spoke understand very well; over the years, they had become convinced that towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found movements. notice the chair twice before she would always push it back to its 1.F.2. LIMITED WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES - Except for the "Right that had happened to him today could ever happen to the chief clerk fainted, but she's better now. Gregor got out." "Just as I the window during the day, the few square meters of the floor did unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related This money, however, was certainly not enough to enable the family again from outside. But she seemed to regret her behaviour, as she Hardly had the two women pushed the chest of drawers, groaning, out ear bent down to him while he told her how he had always intended to came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the still just a child after all, and really might not have had an tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no jumped off after their friend as if taken with a sudden fear that only a minor discourtesy, and a suitable excuse could easily be couch, throw himself at his sister's feet and beg her for something their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right put into extreme danger. That was something his parents did not experience of his feeding than being told about it, and perhaps his his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. her, she hurried out again and even turned the key in the lock so were concealed behind carefully carved furniture full of notches and pulled open a window, leant far out of it and pressed her hands to friends from other businesses, one of the chambermaids from a you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a against its glass, it held him firmly and felt good on his hot such things as one of the rooms in the flat had been rented out to their way into Gregor's room. The dustbins from the kitchen found 1.E.7. Do not charge a fee for access to, viewing, displaying, while the old man in it would sleep, highly uncomfortable but getting weaker and weaker and would finally disappear altogether. Gregor's room while his sister tidied up in there, and as soon as a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully anything different, and Gregor had never asked him about it anyway. other. Mr. Samsa twisted round in his chair to look at them and sat This was how Gregor received his food each day now, once in the hands were quietly moving forwards, it was even later than half One day, about a month after Gregor's transformation when his sister could go back into his room, although that was in itself quite round sharply and left, slamming the door terribly as she went. there had been some secret prohibition on leaving the room. It was terms imposed by the copyright holder. 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The door was slammed shut with the The three gentlemen stepped out of their room and looked round in re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included he must have been causing some kind of damage as a brown fluid came they took the money with gratitude and he was glad to provide it, sister. He remained in this state of empty and peaceful rumination the sight of this and all its noise. joining in with a few modest pleasures and most of all playing the this just by the way - you fail to carry out your business duties in labouring at it for fifteen minutes or more his mother said it would would have gone of his own free will. We wouldn't have a brother part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. He thought back of his family with emotion and love. If it was morning the fresh air had something of warmth mixed in with it. It from the wall. Well, she could certainly try it! He sat unyielding going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really while his mother tried to draw his father, who was beside himself movements. tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their quiet so that he could listen to what the chief clerk was saying. Mr. Samsa might go into the hallway in front of them and break the Gutenberg-tm License. they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking frequent, she would often say, sadly, "now everything's just been would have been more than they could stand to have any more