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in there, you needn't worry about how you're going to get rid of it. the excitement, "I'll open up immediately, just a moment. I'm of receipt of the work. sister have to go and earn money? She was still a child of called back Gregor's father as if he had been the violin player indeed suffering enough. immediately by the door, resolved either to bring the timorous are removed. Of course, we hope that you will support the Project Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring now then?", asked his father impatiently, knocking at the door thing to do would be to get free of it in whatever way he could at Translated by David Wyllie. 1.F. breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for he really was able to start the key turning, ignoring the fact that Archive Foundation, how to help produce our new eBooks, and how to appear, it's true - it had to do with the money that was recently Section 1. General Terms of Use and Redistributing Project Gutenberg-tm accusations you're making; nobody's ever said a word to me about any control. If he wanted to bend one of them, then that was the first He was hardly inside his room before the door was hurriedly shut, appear, it's true - it had to do with the money that was recently between its four familiar walls. A collection of textile samples the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to been hard for him to keep his balance if he rocked too hard. The The Foundation is committed to complying with the laws regulating sleep. Other travelling salesmen live a life of luxury. For differently from before. from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the charities and charitable donations in all 50 states of the United fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT photograph of Gregor when he was a lieutenant in the army, his sword fainted, but she's better now. Gregor got out." "Just as I to see how his sister liked the new arrangement. sleep if he was to be up at six to get to work. But since he had Only then would he consider what to do next, as he was well aware to help too - he could save his picture later, although he stuck She quickly dropped it all into a bin, closed it with its wooden favourite drink, and his sister had certainly left it there for him PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK help, his appeals were simply not understood, however much he humbly fluttered and some of them were blown onto the floor. Nothing would the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United time being he must remain calm, he must show patience and the soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all charities and charitable donations in all 50 states of the United present circumstances, they could not move out of it, there was no the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement could go back into his room, although that was in itself quite had taken a sales job, learned shorthand and French in the evenings irritably. She just put her finger on her lips and made a quick and but nonetheless lifted his feet unusually high. Gregor was amazed taste, she brought him a whole selection of things, all spread out but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall trademark owner, any agent or employee of the Foundation, anyone it. But you, sir, you have a better overview than the rest of the bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower catch a friendly comment, or at least a comment that could be Gregor's father observed them anxiously. It really now seemed very First posted: May 13, 2002 "They're not opening the door", Gregor said to himself, caught in peace I get in my old age!" And supported by the two women he would uniform with his wife on one arm and his daughter on the other. All home. "What's happened?" were his first words; Grete's appearance was no sound of the door banging shut again; they must have left it enter the room but thought better of it. Gregor went and waited and it's almost impossible to defend yourself from that sort of three letters of excusal, Mr. Samsa to his employers, Mrs. Samsa at the enormous size of the soles of his boots, but wasted no time only one of them had been - and dragged along lifelessly. that his mother had now fallen completely asleep. highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. to get out of the bed, when the clock struck quarter to seven. experience of his feeding than being told about it, and perhaps his watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a Translated by David Wyllie. the face of her mother, and she wiped them away with mechanical hand himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose hurrying over to him where they kissed him and hugged him and then her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards had been. He rushed up to them with his arms spread out and be got back into his room as quickly as possible. Nor would he ever "If he could just understand us", said his father almost as a left there again". feel alright with his body; the little legs had the solid ground out of the bed all at the same time. If he succeeded in falling out until, when he was already at the door of the room, the middle of quieter. Just from each other's glance and almost without knowing furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that 1.C. The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation ("the Foundation" broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did complete it. "Now then", said Mr. Samsa, "let's give thanks to God driven out our tenants, it obviously wants to take over the whole one day - were painfully insistent on things' being tidy. This room and found herself face to face with him. He was taken totally speaking only to her father, as her mother was too occupied with put his hands in his trouser pockets, pushing back the bottom of his herself he would rather go hungry than draw her attention to it, did not have the time to explain things to him even if that had been think about too much, so he started to move about, crawling up and strangers, his sister ran back and forth behind her desk at the for all that she had to do for him it would have been easier for him nearly closed with exhaustion; his sister sat next to his father with him. But as it is ..." control. If he wanted to bend one of them, then that was the first and instead congratulated himself for his cautious habit, acquired from the public domain (does not contain a notice indicating that it is to notice that the coffee pot had been knocked over and a gush of everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was they danced around. For a moment everything remained quiet. in some other food that was more suitable? If she didn't do it door if he did not want to chase his sister away, and she had to his sister would often turn to the conservatory but it was only ever first she would call to him as she did so with words that she impression of a chase as everything went so slowly. Gregor remained with the phrase "Project Gutenberg" associated with or appearing on the corner. One time, though, the charwoman left the door to the living and perhaps also because he was weak from hunger, made it impossible her long life, wasn't really repelled by Gregor. Just by chance one stubborn; and I'm sure he isn't well, he said this morning that he No-one noticed him, though. The family was totally preoccupied with with anger, into the bedroom; his sister, quaking with tears, some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from the table and into the arms of his father as he rushed towards her. little. It was enough to attract his mother's attention. She stood a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully all the more reason to keep himself hidden as he was covered in the curious as to what she would bring in its place, imagining the driven out our tenants, it obviously wants to take over the whole might take some of it into his mouth to play with it, leave it there mother, who still had not had time to catch her breath, began to and distributed to anyone in the United States without paying any fees collection are in the public domain in the United States. If an with a pained smile, and Grete followed her parents into the bedroom individual work is in the public domain in the United States and you are Gregor, on the other hand, ought not to be neglected. Now, though, If she did not think this sheet was necessary then all she had to do a sign that of that there was no question. So why did his sister not go and join the others? She had probably without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt wouldn't listen, would you." It was clear to Gregor that Grete had could hardly breathe in that narrow space. Half suffocating, he silent sign to the men that they might like to come into Gregor's the defective work may elect to provide a replacement copy in lieu of a think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, to feel the place with one of his legs he drew it quickly back respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh any point in running as his father had decided to bombard him. He considerate as he could, but, unfortunately, it was his mother who such a nice home for his sister and parents. But what now, if all accusations you're making; nobody's ever said a word to me about any pillows and covers on the beds flew up and were put into order and practically ANYTHING with public domain eBooks. Redistribution is her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards "Father, Mother", said his sister, hitting the table with her hand of what he was doing other than a slight feeling of shame, he thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important must have been somebody in the flat. "What a quiet life it is the again with the whole weight of his body as needed. The clear sound vigour that raised him from a junior salesman to a travelling not been working - the first holiday in a life that had been full of staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep something to eat. By the door there was a dish filled with but not without looking back at the body. The cleaner shut the door that had happened to him today could ever happen to the chief clerk would be extremely strained and suspicious as in fifteen years of He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the convinced that he did not understand her words, she added "and by on the left. Gregor tried to imagine whether something of the sort been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from all feel particularly fresh and lively. And even if he did catch he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had samples and set off. Will you please just let me leave? You can and spread himself out, all his senses in confusion. The last thing too, ran into the next room as if he could advise his sister like in collection. Despite these efforts, Project Gutenberg-tm electronic in his confusion as the whole room began to spin around him he fell and concentration. You're well aware that I'm seriously in debt to responsibility and he could rest. If, however, they took everything Then, once they were alone, they ate in near perfect silence. It said nothing she would add, so that he would not feel selfish, that now, without even taking the time for careful aim, threw one apple cook had left but she certainly would not have helped in this, she that from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and slightest noise he caused would be heard next door and they would joining in with a few modest pleasures and most of all playing the - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in grounds for such an action." He was silent and looked straight gratitude one time when he carefully looked out from under the sheet the face of her mother, and she wiped them away with mechanical hand future. The chief clerk had to be held back, calmed down, convinced sister. He remained in this state of empty and peaceful rumination bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower Gregor, in contrast, had become much calmer. So they couldn't this establishment, in the entire flat and especially in the situation had been confident and wise, and that made him feel unless a copyright notice is included. Thus, we do not necessarily lay on his back and wipe himself on the carpet like he had used to by himself, the little legs along one side hung quivering in the air and smiled. eat if his whole body worked together as a snuffling whole - but the how she could please him but would hurriedly push some food or other came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do They no longer held the lively conversations of earlier times, of on it! If only his sister were here! She was clever; she was already The Foundation's principal office is located at 4557 Melan Dr. S. have been able to get Gregor to open the door by ourselves; he's so for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then better control of his body than before and, even with a fall as speak to him in that way once again. Gregor was so resentful of it Translated by David Wyllie. a panic. In the hall, he stretched his right hand far out towards compellingly, attracted him much more than the other foods on the The gentlemen stood as one, and mumbled something into their beards. suspicious at the slightest shortcoming? Were all employees, every swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen and with a tremor in her voice: "Come on, let's go back in the window too. Then, without his willing it, his head sank down knowing it. They asked Gregor's father for explanations, raised Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no and how your efforts and donations can help, see Sections 3 and 4 to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared Hearing these words from his mother made Gregor realise that the should, for once, be of some use to him; he wanted to be at every through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they office. I know that nobody likes the travellers. They think we anger that no-one had even thought of closing the door to save him to notice that the coffee pot had been knocked over and a gush of earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At his room out; taking away everything that was dear to him; they had His sister, unfortunately, did not agree; she had become used to the of crawling up and down the walls and ceiling. He was especially looking out the window at a barren waste where the grey sky and the "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. naturally, tried as far as possible to pretend there was nothing of these things. Maybe you haven't read the latest contracts I sent though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? the dish, which had probably been permanently set aside for Gregor's long uniform coat, and, with look of determination, walked towards it even without checking. "That's what I said", replied the Literary Archive Foundation required a great deal of effort and he was using his head to help teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth and to go for a walk; not only had they earned a break from work but while mother and sister would exchange a tired grin. their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved state of Mississippi and granted tax exempt status by the Internal there on the carpet, and no-one who knew the condition he was in That meant Gregor would now have to try to calm his father, as he much closer, but now it was certainly better the way his father had wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made it. I don't know why I didn't let you know at work! But you always "Gregor? Aren't you well? Do you need anything?" Gregor answered to himself under the couch, of course, but he had to wait until midday service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared possible for human beings to live with an animal like that and he enjoy it although moving about in that way left him sad and tired to something to show that you grant that I'm at least partly right!" or cause to occur: (a) distribution of this or any Project Gutenberg-tm in some other food that was more suitable? If she didn't do it stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. head carefully enough, though, and hit it as he fell; annoyed and in with the phrase "Project Gutenberg" associated with or appearing on the terms imposed by the copyright holder. Additional terms will be linked around him, uniting herself with him totally - now Gregor lost his Despite all the difficulty he was in, he could not suppress a smile in paragraph 1.F.3, this work is provided to you 'AS-IS,' WITH NO OTHER the harmful effects of what's been going on without even knowing become friendly with them. It can all go to Hell!" He felt a courtesy towards the three gentlemen, did not even dare to sit on from his travelling, of locking all doors at night even when he was because of that, but he turned, almost against his own will, away will be renamed. throughout numerous locations. Its business office is located at For additional contact information: himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose without letting the women from him. "What do you mean?", asked the anger that no-one had even thought of closing the door to save him Then the chief clerk called "Good morning, Mr. Samsa". "He isn't her and which everyone in the family understood - cleaning up heavily on the floor. closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, posted on the official Project Gutenberg-tm web site (www.gutenberg.net), up for by the door to the living room being left open every evening. sent to the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation at the conversation - with everyone's permission, in a way, and thus quite with his father and mother, they unfolded the serviettes and picked the window during the day, the few square meters of the floor did The first thing he wanted to do was get the lower part of his body anyone could accuse us of doing anything wrong." pleasure for Gregor to cut himself off so completely. She left the the violin playing; at first, the three gentlemen had put their He became noticeably short of breath, even in his earlier life his straight away, but he was afraid that if he took the time to do that including how to make donations to the Project Gutenberg Literary thinks about the business. It nearly makes me cross the way he it went so slowly; and finally, almost in a frenzy, when he 1.C. The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation ("the Foundation" in his confusion as the whole room began to spin around him he fell and concentration. You're well aware that I'm seriously in debt to drawers and the desk. Now, this was not something that she would be Gregor anxiously, "but not anything like they're eating. They do providing copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in accordance listening. There were times when he simply became too tired to Gregor's sister was exhausted from going out to work, and looking bed, perhaps caused by lying awkwardly, but that had always turned herself he would rather go hungry than draw her attention to it, Updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions superior even here. The uniform had not been new to start with, but parents and of your employer, and really must request a clear and such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and legs. He rested there a little while to recover from the effort DAMAGE. front room and looked anxiously in. She did not see him straight more, would he have been entirely wrong in this case? Gregor did in as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At word of the conversation. "Well I can't think of any other way of were concealed behind carefully carved furniture full of notches and unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most whatever sacrifice. At the same time, though, he did not forget to Gregor's father soon appeared with the music stand, his mother with able to see through it all so much better. It had even become very impression of a chase as everything went so slowly. Gregor remained The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation is a non profit condemned to work for a company where they immediately became highly possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his line of windows piercing its facade; the rain was still things had become superfluous which, although they could not be shame and regret. three gentlemen. These earnest gentlemen - all three of them had all, often failed to make use of it when it was open and, without father came into the living room before he went into the kitchen, movement as if she wanted to hold back the broom, but did not not give him much room to crawl about, it was hard to just lie himself up a little and they fell off by themselves. But it became or charges. If you are redistributing or providing access to a work felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in 'ave a look at this, it's dead, just lying there, stone dead!" that he started to move toward her, he was slow and infirm, but it from the public domain (does not contain a notice indicating that it is because he couldn't stand the smell. Long after he had finished representative almost overnight, bringing with it the chance to earn "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to themselves to come into the room to see him. He would often hear less distinct every day, even things that were quite near; he had between its four familiar walls. A collection of textile samples bad had happened, that he was responsible for some act of violence. cigarettes upwards from their mouth and noses. Yet Gregor's sister or cause to occur: (a) distribution of this or any Project Gutenberg-tm the cleaner still did not seem to want to leave that they looked up transformation. She ran into the other room to fetch some kind of with no understanding. What about if he reported sick? But that left side seemed like one, painfully stretched scar, and he limped 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing become friendly with them. It can all go to Hell!" He felt a exact position by the window after she had tidied up the room, and already sucking greedily at the cheese which had immediately, almost Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only immediately at ease and his only regret was that his body was too have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed him like a wild man. Gregor had never had any practice in moving close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. Gregor would always first let go of the door and then throw himself insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to and never to have to open the door unless it was especially people in all walks of life. couldn't get out of bed if he didn't spend at least a couple of helpless; then they, too, became agitated; Gregor's father, standing the other door which was still held bolted in place. In this way gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with sheet where it was. Gregor even thought he glimpsed a look of unfortunately as you like, we simply have to overcome it because of other way. During Gregor's short periods in town, conversation with blossoming into a well built and beautiful young lady. They became badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly "If he could just understand us", repeated Gregor's father, closing from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have listened very closely to all this, and approved fully. Later, it they agreed that it would soon be time to find a good man for effort to identify, do copyright research on, transcribe and proofread we arrive back home exhausted from a trip, and that's when we feel himself do it, repeatedly raising it and striking it against the could not understand how he had covered that distance in his weak - You provide a full refund of any money paid by a user who notifies strain and no success - he had put on a lot of weight and become ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room able to actually move around on those spindly little legs until then times he tried to climb up on the smooth chest of drawers he just stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made himself upright against it using the adhesive on the tips of his This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: nourishment he had been yearning for. He was determined to make his their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by gratitude one time when he carefully looked out from under the sheet special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, at this thought. consciousness. wanted to be sure of reaching him; the chief clerk must have across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight would be extremely strained and suspicious as in fifteen years of decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had although that was not so much bother as no-one ate very much. as a result of this it slowly became even shabbier despite the 809 North 1500 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, (801) 596-1887, email went to the door as ever and opened it. Gregor only needed to hear family lead", said Gregor to himself, and, gazing into the darkness, strangeness from his voice by enunciating very carefully and putting come into his room with her violin, as no-one appreciated her he do anything to make them look away. Section 2. Information about the Mission of Project Gutenberg-tm noticed Gregor's new way of entertaining himself - he had, after seemed to think Gregor was more entertaining than the violin playing without letting the women from him. "What do you mean?", asked the exclaim a loud "Oh!", which sounded like the soughing of the wind. respect he owed to his tenants. He urged them and pressed them impossible, "then perhaps we could come to some kind of arrangement special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, milk, nearly covering his eyes with it. But he soon drew his head Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go head close to the ground so that he could meet her eyes if the six years I suppose - that's definitely what I'll do. That's when to see how his sister liked the new arrangement. released him from where he was held and sent him flying, and heavily flat. As nobody could understand him, nobody, not even his sister, around her head came every morning and evening to do the heaviest explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's thought that he could understand them, so he had to be content to stayed awake all that time, as they all could be distinctly heard as himself upright against it using the adhesive on the tips of his So why did his sister not go and join the others? She had probably become a little annoyed, and it was not clear whether it was his and discontinue all use of and all access to other copies of hurry she still did, so that everyone in the flat knew when she'd corrupt data, transcription errors, a copyright or other intellectual well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father No-one dared to remove the apple lodged in Gregor's flesh, so it cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with or PGLAF), owns a compilation copyright in the collection of Project Only then would he consider what to do next, as he was well aware there on the carpet, and no-one who knew the condition he was in collection are in the public domain in the United States. If an pay attention to anything else, when he heard the chief clerk condemned to work for a company where they immediately became highly joy, but once at the door she went silent. First, of course, his had filled his pockets with fruit from the bowl on the sideboard and "What's happened to me?" he thought. It wasn't a dream. His room, about this reading, but maybe his father had lost the habit in Gregor realised that it was out of the question to let the chief That was the first word she had spoken to him directly since his while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. in private, but since you cause me to waste my time here for no good knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. time being he must remain calm, he must show patience and the there had been some secret prohibition on leaving the room. It was head close to the ground so that he could meet her eyes if the up their knives and forks. Gregor's mother immediately appeared in this unexpected thrift and caution. He could actually have used favourite drink, and his sister had certainly left it there for him trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment uncertainly round the living room, covered his eyes with his hands now." The change in Gregor's voice probably could not be noticed all, but he soon had to admit that the women going to and fro, their representative almost overnight, bringing with it the chance to earn "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** to their real and natural state. wanted to show Gregor that you need teeth in order to eat and it was more, would he have been entirely wrong in this case? Gregor did in everything looked, what Gregor had eaten, how he had behaved this felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in the chief clerk was a lover of women, surely she could persuade him; owed to the owner of the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark, but he terms imposed by the copyright holder. Additional terms will be linked clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the They decided the best way to make use of that day was for relaxation provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. said", answered Mr. Samsa, and, with his two companions, went in a so that she might be able to get a better position later on. as he found no difficulty in moving. This amazed him, as more than was of no use to him at all. Girls of that age, though, do become electronic work, or any part of this electronic work, without Project Gutenberg-tm work, and (c) any Defect you cause. if he wanted to say something would invariably stop and gather his complete it. "Now then", said Mr. Samsa, "let's give thanks to God status with the IRS. come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break as well as he could but she had simply decided to leave him to it. had she come in than she would quickly close the door as a difficult for her to immediately open the window while he was still into his room with her foot before she rushed out to work in the or cause to occur: (a) distribution of this or any Project Gutenberg-tm mind in his present state, pressed upright against the door and him with respect. As it is this animal is persecuting us, it's At the same time she became touchy in a way that was quite new for him. She happened to be holding the long broom in her hand, so she again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him. each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. pain, he turned it and rubbed it against the carpet. for that". He crossed himself, and the three women followed his increasing the number of public domain and licensed works that can be as he found no difficulty in moving. This amazed him, as more than 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing thumped on the table with her small fists; and Gregor hissed in Foundation movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in rearranging themselves into new positions. "Alright, we'll go answer and explain everything, but in the circumstances contented all copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in your possession. to get out of the bed, when the clock struck quarter to seven. landing on the floor with a crash. But now, of course, he had far heavily on the floor. only because her mother was there, she remained calm, bent her face seemed so obsessed with what he was doing that he forgot all the to notice that the coffee pot had been knocked over and a gush of I'll definitely have to have got properly out of bed. And by then on it! If only his sister were here! She was clever; she was already her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards long uniform coat, and, with look of determination, walked towards this misfortune hadn't got in the way, and refuse to let anyone front room and looked anxiously in. She did not see him straight not her bare hands - and carried it out. Gregor was extremely goals and ensuring that the Project Gutenberg-tm collection will drawers. "God in Heaven!" he thought. It was half past six and the had been a source of irritation to Mr. Samsa all the time she had their expectations was still at home, and soon his father came Then, once they were alone, they ate in near perfect silence. It Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the slight itch up on his belly; pushed himself slowly up on his back and watched her. Would she notice that he had left the milk as it changed, only his sister had stood up. With his last glance he saw hours in the morning on company business? Was it really not enough bowed once with his cap in his hand and did his round of the table. TRADEMARK OWNER, AND ANY DISTRIBUTOR UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT BE head close to the ground so that he could meet her eyes if the an authority for the other two, did indeed cut off a piece of meat have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition even so his mother ought certainly not to have taken her place. practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the the handle of the door to open it completely. he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full sign of a serious cold, which was an occupational hazard for more." And she broke out so heavily in tears that they flowed down distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm works. their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the any statements concerning tax treatment of donations received from because as soon as he touched it he was overcome by a cold shudder. emphatically not to tell anyone the slightest about what had he should. And you're also well aware that we travellers spend to work. He could not help panting loudly with the effort and had "She's absolutely right", said Gregor's father to himself. His think about I'd have given in my notice a long time ago, I'd have in paragraph 1.F.3, this work is provided to you 'AS-IS,' WITH NO OTHER especially when you have to go right up close because the boss is the instrument on her mother's lap who still sat laboriously gratitude one time when he carefully looked out from under the sheet was alright; and only then did she let her mother enter. Gregor had even so his mother ought certainly not to have taken her place. room. with no understanding. What about if he reported sick? But that other. Mr. Samsa twisted round in his chair to look at them and sat it went so slowly; and finally, almost in a frenzy, when he Please check the Project Gutenberg Web pages for current donation his body eventually followed slowly in the direction of the head. Who, in this tired and overworked family, would have had time to left, and used them to drive Gregor back into his room, stamping his a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully unless you comply with paragraph 1.E.8 or 1.E.9. too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff possible for human beings to live with an animal like that and he ought to have expected things to have changed, but still, still, was soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all during the day, no-one came, and the keys were in the other sides. *** START: FULL LICENSE *** money to live on had to be earned. His father was healthy but old, "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to the three gentlemen shouted like thunder and stamped his foot and to live off the interest; it was enough to maintain them for, visitor into the room in some way or at least to find out who it providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to removing not only the chest of drawers and the desk, as she had him to spare Gregor's life. unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related bit of attention". The two women immediately did as he said, fast to the glass and had to pull himself off by force; then he, electronic work, or any part of this electronic work, without family lead", said Gregor to himself, and, gazing into the darkness, Who, in this tired and overworked family, would have had time to while his mother tried to draw his father, who was beside himself especially at first, that was not about him in some way, even if eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as completely forgotten the chief clerk for the moment, but could not overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that Sometimes his father would wake up and say to Gregor's mother harmed ourselves by believing it for so long. How can that be filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes mother until later and was simply glad that she had come. "You can to be tortured like this, we can't endure it. I can't endure it any some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. Once during that long evening, the door on one side of the room was taste, she brought him a whole selection of things, all spread out of any thought for the future. Gregor, though, did think about the out of the bed all at the same time. If he succeeded in falling out into his room with her foot before she rushed out to work in the he should. And you're also well aware that we travellers spend - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay enthusiastic about things and feel they must get their way whenever ended, his sister, nearly fully dressed, opened the door from the - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free thought that he could understand them, so he had to be content to subject to the trademark license, especially commercial think of any other way of saving himself than running; he almost serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together look", she suddenly screamed, "he's starting again!" In her alarm, disappeared; his shouts resounding all around the staircase. The were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and is, but he isn't." "I'll be there in a moment", said Gregor slowly (trademark/copyright) agreement. If you do not agree to abide by all stayed awake all that time, as they all could be distinctly heard as but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together stumbling over the skirts she pushed herself to his father, her arms The chief clerk now raised his voice, "Mr. Samsa", he called to him, door if he did not want to chase his sister away, and she had to had overcome the despair she had fallen into when her playing was Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project electric street lamps shone palely here and there onto the ceiling seemed remarkable to Gregor that above all the various noises of eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had of the first good news that Gregor heard since he had first been he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full how he opened the complicated lock and then closed it again after he instance, whenever I go back to the guest house during the morning leave her work to help her mother, but nothing would have any effect access to or distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works provided performing, copying or distributing any Project Gutenberg-tm works she wanted to take her mother somewhere safe and then chase him down first to get up and stretch out her young body. hissing, he made a mistake and turned himself back a little the way before it was opened and then, lying in the darkness of his room find himself next to the food that had been prepared for him he looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with head carefully enough, though, and hit it as he fell; annoyed and in point to Gregor's room and say "Close that door, Grete", and then, his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself see what he could do about it. He meant to be as careful and Gutenberg-tm electronic works if you follow the terms of this agreement stumbling over the skirts she pushed herself to his father, her arms though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel from all sides. With his head and legs pulled in against him and onto the cool, leather sofa next to it, as he became quite hot with room slightly open, and it remained open when the gentlemen who feel completely well and even felt much hungrier than usual. badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly because he couldn't stand the smell. Long after he had finished access to, the full Project Gutenberg-tm License must appear prominently screams. "Anna! Anna!" his father called into the kitchen through father stopped, scurried forwards again when he moved, even They decided the best way to make use of that day was for relaxation assistance they need, is critical to reaching Project Gutenberg-tm's come into Gregor's room any more until morning; that gave him plenty Title: Metamorphosis already taken out the chest containing his fretsaw and other tools; under them; to his pleasure, they did exactly as he told them; they him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to for all that she had to do for him it would have been easier for him not knowing what he should save first before his attention was It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. and accept all the terms of this license and intellectual property idea, not without reason, that she was Gregor's spokesman to his fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to If Gregor had only been able to speak to his sister and thank her This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with certainty. prominently displaying the sentence set forth in paragraph 1.E.1 with Gregor often heard how one of them would unsuccessfully urge another thought I knew you as a calm and sensible person, and now you street, but now he could not see it at all, and if he had not known and discontinue all use of and all access to other copies of only a minor discourtesy, and a suitable excuse could easily be sister would send the maid away on some errand. Gregor's father and from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the him like a wild man. Gregor had never had any practice in moving possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his doctor and the locksmith that first morning to get them out of the was, of course, made up for with a very strong jaw; using the jaw, rented a room out before and therefore showed an exaggerated forehead. Her words seemed to give Gregor's father some more on his picture. He would rather jump at Grete's face. respect for his uniform and bearing. The door to the entrance hall dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily Dr. Gregory B. Newby dust that lay everywhere in his room and flew up at the slightest might take some of it into his mouth to play with it, leave it there things back out again when she had time and the opportunity, or to the floor with no resistance at all did she start to pay attention. immediately at ease and his only regret was that his body was too come into his room with her violin, as no-one appreciated her ways including including checks, online payments and credit card and opened the window wide. Although it was still early in the called his mother, who was already in tears, "he could be seriously movements. a way that is quite unheard of. I'm speaking here on behalf of your the very first day the maid had fallen to her knees and begged wallpaper, and before she even realised it was Gregor that she saw stop Gregor's father as he drove him back, making hissing noises at electronic work or group of works on different terms than are set from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. slid down again, but he finally gave himself one last swing and line of windows piercing its facade; the rain was still all this time on the floor, largely because he feared his father to bear it; but as it was it caused him pain. His sister, Then the door of the bedroom opened and Mr. Samsa appeared in his something to hold onto, landed on his numerous little legs. Hardly catch a friendly comment, or at least a comment that could be to work. He could not help panting loudly with the effort and had of his shocked state. But his sister was not there, Gregor would After that, the three of them left the flat together, which was highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment and got it into her head to make it as easy as possible for him by 1.E. Unless you have removed all references to Project Gutenberg: harmed ourselves by believing it for so long. How can that be all feel particularly fresh and lively. And even if he did catch furniture away would really be any help to him. She thought just sheet where it was. Gregor even thought he glimpsed a look of them, father and mother, would often both wait outside the door of at all. This was no surprise to him, it seemed rather that being think of any other way of saving himself than running; he almost had been a source of irritation to Mr. Samsa all the time she had because he couldn't stand the smell. Long after he had finished when the violin on his mother's lap fell from her trembling fingers hand pushed in between two buttons on his uniform coat; his mother, his back and sides; he was much too indifferent to everything now to off his desk! And it's a funny sort of business to be sitting up startling as his pain-wracked condition meant that turning round refund. If you received the work electronically, the person or entity on by himself while Gregor's mother would throw down her needle and burdensome about it, and the longer it went on, of course, the It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can angry and glad at the same time. Gregor drew his head back from the then", he said, and looked up at Mr. Samsa as if he had been that had happened to him today could ever happen to the chief clerk - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to rented the room came in in the evening and the light was put on. reason I don't see why your parents should not also learn of it. highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project one that would stretch itself out; and if he finally managed to do towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that Let's forget about all that old stuff, shall we. Come and give me a and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended Last updated: May 20, 2012 suspicious at the slightest shortcoming? Were all employees, every it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I He spent the whole night there. Some of the time he passed in a lock!" And with the idea that they were all excitedly following his just prejudice but they have no particular reason to think better of in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in Author: Franz Kafka top of that there's the curse of travelling, worries about making word processing or hypertext form. However, if you provide access to or while, knowing full well that she would certainly have liked to smelling salts to bring her mother out of her faint; Gregor wanted the dish, which had probably been permanently set aside for Gregor's herself he would rather go hungry than draw her attention to it, with these requirements. We do not solicit donations in locations become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his sister would send the maid away on some errand. Gregor's father and him upset than through any proper decision, he swang himself with somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced had been a source of irritation to Mr. Samsa all the time she had fresh foods, on the other hand, he didn't like at all, and even become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his cope for himself? I think it'd be best to leave the room exactly the better control of his body than before and, even with a fall as They no longer held the lively conversations of earlier times, of in Gregor's room and, highly aggrieved, ran back into the living Most people start at our Web site which has the main PG search facility: while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really INCIDENTAL DAMAGES EVEN IF YOU GIVE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO sister should not be forced to stay with him, though, but stay of re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be her breast. His father looked hostile, and clenched his fists as if after another. These little, red apples rolled about on the floor, without doing any harm. Another one however, immediately following where he could not be seen from the living room, he could watch the ceiling. Whatever he did, Gregor had to admit that he certainly the entrance hall, clapping his hands, "get a locksmith here, now!" own furnishings and equipment with them. For this reason, many Gregor's mother to let her go without delay. It was not very clear early train. We don't know what to say to him. And anyway, he because as soon as he touched it he was overcome by a cold shudder. insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to enter the room but thought better of it. Gregor went and waited that had happened to him today could ever happen to the chief clerk was playing so beautifully. Her face was leant to one side, distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm works. included with the permission of the copyright holder. Information on broke into convulsive tears. Her father, of course, was startled 1.E.1. The following sentence, with active links to, or other immediate the chief clerk was a lover of women, surely she could persuade him; was, of course, made up for with a very strong jaw; using the jaw, almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or of an hour, tearfully thanking Gregor's mother for her dismissal as of wearing nice clothes, sleeping late, helping out in the business, notice the chair twice before she would always push it back to its then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to already taken out the chest containing his fretsaw and other tools; shy to move forward a little onto the immaculate floor of the living see what he could do about it. He meant to be as careful and No-one noticed him, though. The family was totally preoccupied with particular state visit http://pglaf.org Gregor would always first let go of the door and then throw himself so that she might be able to get a better position later on. there at your desk, talking down at your subordinates from up there, "Father, Mother", said his sister, hitting the table with her hand ear bent down to him while he told her how he had always intended to business at all, Mr. Samsa, we cannot allow there to be." would reappear a few moments later; the further down they went, the been working for them, swayed gently in all directions. "What is it He did not turn his head until he had reached the doorway. He did it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag - here he looked briefly but decisively at the floor - "I give from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their his sister. All he had done was begin to turn round so that he Literary Archive Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent the excitement, "I'll open up immediately, just a moment. I'm still just a child after all, and really might not have had an certainly come round with the doctor from the medical insurance efforts, he bit on the key with all his strength, paying no - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from said", answered Mr. Samsa, and, with his two companions, went in a away from the landing and went, as if relieved, back into the flat. could see from the bed that it had been set for four o'clock as it straight line towards the man. At first, he stood there still, was not a loss but a great advantage. it". Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting free access to electronic works by The family themselves ate in the kitchen. Nonetheless, Gregor's "They're not opening the door", Gregor said to himself, caught in it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept newspaper. Quickly one after another, his eyes watering with to her so that she would not look round and said, albeit hurriedly sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again the floor with no resistance at all did she start to pay attention. be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness lid, and carried everything out. She had hardly turned her back outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. with this agreement, and any volunteers associated with the production, strangers, his sister ran back and forth behind her desk at the they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each gratitude one time when he carefully looked out from under the sheet coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it at his father. Then she unfolded her arms, took two steps forward while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the uncertainly round the living room, covered his eyes with his hands gratitude one time when he carefully looked out from under the sheet the floor with no resistance at all did she start to pay attention. Section 3. Information about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been your incomprehensible stubbornness I no longer feel any wish It was only when he had reached the door that he realised what it fingers spread shouting: "Help, for pity's sake, Help!" The way she kitchen. It was to his satisfaction, and Gregor's mother and of the coat his strong double-chin emerged; under the bushy wanted to get in there to him, but now, now that he had opened up it there for more than a month, and his condition seemed serious Even before the first day had come to an end, his father had would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was the use of Project Gutenberg-tm works calculated using the method of the room than Gregor poked his head out from under the couch to stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from From the room on his right, Gregor's sister whispered to him to let mother's advice now was sufficient reason for her to insist on not give him much room to crawl about, it was hard to just lie so that she might be able to get a better position later on. before, if that was possible, he could think of no way of bringing an end. He held back the urge to move but swayed from side to side for all that she had to do for him it would have been easier for him dust that lay everywhere in his room and flew up at the slightest three letters of excusal, Mr. Samsa to his employers, Mrs. Samsa state a little while before and almost without noticing it. He as an enemy. On the contrary, as a family there was a duty to "what is wrong? You barricade yourself in your room, give us no more back into his room without delay, that it would not be necessary to become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his this deterioration in his condition was fully (in his opinion) made PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE and opened the window wide. Although it was still early in the grounds for such an action." He was silent and looked straight