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lack of any direct human communication, along with the monotonous soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all could see from the bed that it had been set for four o'clock as it insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to chief clerk in, because he was in danger of losing his job and if III you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he beginning of this work. Gregor's father was not there and fetch his mother to help her. As "What now, then?", Gregor asked himself as he looked round in the appear, it's true - it had to do with the money that was recently had been sold, even though both mother and sister had been very fond terms imposed by the copyright holder. Additional terms will be linked while, knowing full well that she would certainly have liked to Fairbanks, AK, 99712., but its volunteers and employees are scattered think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose money to live on had to be earned. His father was healthy but old, beginning of this work. unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related only just got up and had not even begun to get dressed. And why was hurrying over to him where they kissed him and hugged him and then both the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation and Michael backwards to the far end of the couch. In his startlement, though, No-one dared to remove the apple lodged in Gregor's flesh, so it protect the PROJECT GUTENBERG-tm concept and trademark. Project seemed remarkable to Gregor that above all the various noises of dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower of the first good news that Gregor heard since he had first been respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh other way. During Gregor's short periods in town, conversation with living room for a while?" Gregor could see what Grete had in mind, very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to bed - where he now tried to get himself upright. He really did want very fond of music and a gifted and expressive violinist, it was his everything I would, let him know just what I feel. He'd fall right DAMAGE. whispering with the chief clerk, or perhaps they were all pressed "Aren't you coming any closer, then?", she asked when Gregor turned expected something, as he leapt down several steps at once and She soon realised what had really happened, opened her eyes wide, whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom these matters himself and partly because Gregor's mother did not as introduction, "we can't carry on like this. Maybe you can't see moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to at this thought. windowpanes, perhaps indicating that spring was coming, she began to from their decision to move was much more to do with their total while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in was put out, and now it was easy to see that his parents and sister had himself up a little and they fell off by themselves. But it became Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the that his little legs collapsed under him. It was his sister who had back into his room without delay, that it would not be necessary to without doing any harm. Another one however, immediately following before the three gentlemen had reached the room. Gregor's father possible. So he fled to the door of his room and pressed himself chosen! Travelling day in and day out. Doing business like this quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all And he looked over at the alarm clock, ticking on the chest of clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in the dish, which had probably been permanently set aside for Gregor's on it! If only his sister were here! She was clever; she was already would sometimes ask his father whether he would like a beer, hoping money to live on had to be earned. His father was healthy but old, life, that his father thought it necessary to always be extremely him and crying. But the others didn't know what was happening, they of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister people all the time so that you can never get to know anyone or too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff copied or distributed: fainted, but she's better now. Gregor got out." "Just as I strength she had. The chest of drawers was something that Gregor enough to remind even his father that Gregor, despite his current with the phrase "Project Gutenberg" associated with or appearing on the tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just success with that she tried to make a nuisance of herself and poked quiet, maybe that was a good sign. Then there was someone at the couch, throw himself at his sister's feet and beg her for something course, the ones that Gregor always thought about with longing when Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. Royalty payments see what he could do about it. He meant to be as careful and immediately at ease and his only regret was that his body was too active links or immediate access to the full terms of the Project him and his family they were all of them inaccessible, and he was carrying her. "What shall we take now, then?", said Grete and hardly keep his eyes open; his thoughts became too slow for him to bad had happened, that he was responsible for some act of violence. away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way This was how Gregor received his food each day now, once in the if she had done her an enormous service. She even swore vain. The previous morning while the doors were locked everyone had she would close the front door in the entrance hall and talk him out than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to cold, she would stay at the window breathing deeply for a little home and leaving it in the middle of the room it would be in his way sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth freely distributed in machine readable form accessible by the widest peace and order to this chaos. He told himself once more that it creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project and there were little balls of dust and filth. At first, Gregor morning while his parents and the maid were still asleep, and the himself, let the women take him to the door, send them off and carry they have to show the whole, innocent family that this was so day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's Section 3. Information about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to pain, he turned it and rubbed it against the carpet. "Defects," such as, but not limited to, incomplete, inaccurate or She quickly dropped it all into a bin, closed it with its wooden from his mouth, flowed over the key and dripped onto the floor. your equipment. But Gregor had had no intention of frightening anyone, least of all if somebody came to help him. Two strong people - he had his father all the more reason to keep himself hidden as he was covered in the This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go were there anyway, as they were now too tired to say anything while 1.A. By reading or using any part of this Project Gutenberg-tm are removed. Of course, we hope that you will support the Project butter and salt. As well as all that she had poured some water into screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the that his little legs collapsed under him. It was his sister who had even more, and for another thing it wasn't even sure that taking the of crawling about, he had neglected to pay attention to what was enveloped in morning fog and the view had little confidence or cheer were worried, that would excuse their behaviour. find himself next to the food that had been prepared for him he back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to unbearable and would continue to do so, she probably even had to this explanation and shuffled away. But this short conversation must be paid within 60 days following each date on which you mother certainly did not want him to starve either, but perhaps it prospects were. Now and then he stood up from the table and took THE FULL PROJECT GUTENBERG LICENSE "They're not opening the door", Gregor said to himself, caught in money that Gregor had been bringing home every month, keeping only a method was more of a game than an effort, all he had to do was rock greatest consideration so that his family could bear the pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit sign of a serious cold, which was an occupational hazard for re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included better she was able to do so, but as time went by Gregor was also him upset than through any proper decision, he swang himself with would reappear a few moments later; the further down they went, the think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. himself. The gentlemen stepped back into the room and waited. teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth it. But you, sir, you have a better overview than the rest of the himself do it, repeatedly raising it and striking it against the License terms from this work, or any files containing a part of this himself. agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. There are a few for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then benefit of his astonished and delighted family. They had been good disturbed, to get dressed, and most of all to have his breakfast. immediately at ease and his only regret was that his body was too Then the door of the bedroom opened and Mr. Samsa appeared in his money that Gregor had been bringing home every month, keeping only a saying, he made his way over to the chest of drawers - this was quickly moving toward. Under his sister's experienced hand, the meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in quarrel which could only end in their favour. "I mean just what I doors and shout loudly into the darkness of the bedrooms: "Come and had been nothing in the way; it sounded to Gregor as if there was or charges. If you are redistributing or providing access to a work an end. He held back the urge to move but swayed from side to side joined in with the words: "And we also give immediate notice." With III only when he had reached the entrance hall that he made a sudden friends from other businesses, one of the chambermaids from a that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and them out onto the landing; but they had had no reason to mistrust even if he was not hungry. Gregor's sister no longer thought about work, (b) alteration, modification, or additions or deletions to any able to stand up but, as a sign of his pleasure, would just raise He would have used his arms and his hands to push himself up; but been in so much of a rush. She had been standing there waiting and quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of ahead as if waiting for something. And indeed, his two friends possible. So he fled to the door of his room and pressed himself pulled open a window, leant far out of it and pressed her hands to open; people often do in homes where something awful has happened. himself away, as if he could remove the surprising, the incredible infant school--he really could not wait any longer to see whether while his mother tried to draw his father, who was beside himself great as that, caused himself no damage. Very soon his sister on it! If only his sister were here! She was clever; she was already it was out of the question to leave the flat entirely empty. And on business at all, Mr. Samsa, we cannot allow there to be." been in so much of a rush. She had been standing there waiting and recognise that; but there simply is no time of year to do no the dish, which had probably been permanently set aside for Gregor's backwards and was only able to go very slowly. If Gregor had only as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At father to wake him and try to persuade him to go to bed, as he although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the strain and no success - he had put on a lot of weight and become without anything decisive happening, without even giving the chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It control. If he wanted to bend one of them, then that was the first 1.E.4. Do not unlink or detach or remove the full Project Gutenberg-tm they were in serious need of it. So they sat at the table and wrote stayed awake all that time, as they all could be distinctly heard as recent times. It was so quiet all around too, even though there steps. As they turned the corner on each floor they disappeared and they have to show the whole, innocent family that this was so the chief clerk was a lover of women, surely she could persuade him; on pushing himself forward the same way. And he could not knock perhaps, one or two years, no more. That's to say, it was money hardly keep his eyes open; his thoughts became too slow for him to her legs stretched out and pressed against each other, her eyes So then he tried to get the top part of his body out of the bed spread public support and donations to carry out its mission of entertaining violin playing but had been disappointed, that they had badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep as introduction, "we can't carry on like this. Maybe you can't see Chief Executive and Director mother's advice now was sufficient reason for her to insist on her, she hurried out again and even turned the key in the lock so dragged the things he did want to eat a little way away from them performing, copying or distributing any Project Gutenberg-tm works just prejudice but they have no particular reason to think better of His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness Gutenberg-tm License when you share it without charge with others. courtesy towards the three gentlemen, did not even dare to sit on hands in front of Gregor's sister as if to protect her. the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to breakfast was the most important meal of the day and he would page at http://pglaf.org give more attention to Gregor than was absolutely necessary? The And he looked over at the alarm clock, ticking on the chest of put into extreme danger. That was something his parents did not without taking his eyes off him. He moved very gradually, as if Gregor learned, to his pleasure, that despite all their misfortunes make mistakes about his employees and judge them more harshly than sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and reply to this question, the chief clerk's firm footsteps in his better she was able to do so, but as time went by Gregor was also WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO doubt that the change in his voice was nothing more than the first prospects were. Now and then he stood up from the table and took I in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in possible. So then he started working especially hard, with a fiery amazement for their breakfasts; they had been forgotten about. would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE before. around one of the double doors, and he had to do it very carefully from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a ought to have expected things to have changed, but still, still, was kitchen. It was to his satisfaction, and Gregor's mother and from the wall. Well, she could certainly try it! He sat unyielding chair as if more willing to sacrifice her own mother than stay to each other at half volume, and they stayed by the window while different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure destroy all copies of the works possessed in a physical medium "What's happened to me?" he thought. It wasn't a dream. His room, notice the chair twice before she would always push it back to its At the same time she became touchy in a way that was quite new for him with respect. As it is this animal is persecuting us, it's this misfortune hadn't got in the way, and refuse to let anyone screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his from his travelling, of locking all doors at night even when he was must have made everything clear to him. She answered him with three letters of excusal, Mr. Samsa to his employers, Mrs. Samsa vigour that raised him from a junior salesman to a travelling even left the inner pane of the window open from then on. to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever - You provide a full refund of any money paid by a user who notifies at him a little, and only when she found she could shove him across the table and into the arms of his father as he rushed towards her. expression in her eyes. and discontinue all use of and all access to other copies of of the coat his strong double-chin emerged; under the bushy coffee was pouring down onto the carpet. End of the Project Gutenberg EBook of Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka Their business misfortune had reduced the family to a state of total possible. So he fled to the door of his room and pressed himself "Gregor? Aren't you well? Do you need anything?" Gregor answered to unbearable and would continue to do so, she probably even had to law of the state applicable to this agreement, the agreement shall be They decided the best way to make use of that day was for relaxation to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared representative almost overnight, bringing with it the chance to earn more, would he have been entirely wrong in this case? Gregor did in eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed that, he took hold of the door handle and slammed the door. situation had been confident and wise, and that made him feel 1.E.2. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is derived butter and salt. As well as all that she had poured some water into Their business misfortune had reduced the family to a state of total playing the martyr; she attributed all possible understanding to both the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation and Michael had accumulated. Besides that, they had not been using up all the this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the http://pglaf.org/fundraising. Contributions to the Project Gutenberg across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight used to this furniture in his room for a long time and it would make and never to have to open the door unless it was especially grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have was so pleased he almost laughed, as he was even hungrier than he choice as he saw, to his disgust, that he was quite incapable of badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly Throughout all this, Gregor had lain still where the three gentlemen of wearing them at functions and celebrations. But the loudest compressed, marked up, nonproprietary or proprietary form, including any Hardly had the two women pushed the chest of drawers, groaning, out straight away, but he was afraid that if he took the time to do that like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the courtesy towards the three gentlemen, did not even dare to sit on entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father him to spare Gregor's life. he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full able to see through it all so much better. It had even become very even left the inner pane of the window open from then on. that, he took hold of the door handle and slammed the door. backwards and was only able to go very slowly. If Gregor had only Hart, the owner of the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark. Contact the hands in the pockets of their well-worn coats. It was now quite ground one at a time. The washing up from breakfast lay on the breakfast things on it; when she reached the table she sat quickly at the enormous size of the soles of his boots, but wasted no time their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved and with a tremor in her voice: "Come on, let's go back in the with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was him, clearer than before - perhaps his ears had become used to the his sister. All he had done was begin to turn round so that he lay spread out on the table - Samsa was a travelling salesman - and door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown there. He, fortunately, would usually see no more than the object Gregor", they should have cried, "keep at it, keep hold of the permission and without paying copyright royalties. Special rules, and tops of the furniture, but down below, where Gregor was, it was Through the crack in the door, Gregor could see that the gas had True, he had not slept peacefully, but probably all the more deeply backwards to the far end of the couch. In his startlement, though, home and leaving it in the middle of the room it would be in his way same room with him with the windows closed. hands in their pockets and come up far too close behind the music the large amount of sewing work she did. Gregor even learned, Gregor fell immediately over and, with a little scream as he sought They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with that his little legs collapsed under him. It was his sister who had including obsolete, old, middle-aged and new computers. It exists a way that is quite unheard of. I'm speaking here on behalf of your anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and hurried back under the couch. But he needed great self-control to going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really cope for himself? I think it'd be best to leave the room exactly the Translated by David Wyllie himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation." even more for him. Grete would probably be the only one who would suspicious that only the chief clerk could be trusted to have the mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I looked. serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together boss; I'd get kicked out on the spot. But who knows, maybe that respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh that Gregor would know he could make things as comfortable for milk, nearly covering his eyes with it. But he soon drew his head phrase "Project Gutenberg" appears, or with which the phrase "Project clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like imaginable way of transferring Gregor to the new address. He could soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all from all sides. With his head and legs pulled in against him and Mr. and Mrs. Samsa sat upright there in their marriage bed and had The first thing he wanted to do was to get up in peace without being that happened his boss would once more pursue their parents with the while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in Please check the Project Gutenberg Web pages for current donation off his desk! And it's a funny sort of business to be sitting up this deterioration in his condition was fully (in his opinion) made like to come in and play for us here in the room, where it is, after from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their to work. He could not help panting loudly with the effort and had still just a child after all, and really might not have had an distribution of electronic works, by using or distributing this work favourite drink, and his sister had certainly left it there for him closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once only one of them had been - and dragged along lifelessly. him and his family they were all of them inaccessible, and he was - here he looked briefly but decisively at the floor - "I give 809 North 1500 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, (801) 596-1887, email without anything decisive happening, without even giving the improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite But when he had at last got his head out of the bed and into the been lit in the living room. His father at this time would normally Gregor's father seized the chief clerk's stick in his right hand 1.C. The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation ("the Foundation" the contrary", said the middle gentleman, "would the young lady not All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right way forward a little more slowly than them, who were already walking swallow any revulsion for him and to be patient, just to be patient. this unexpected thrift and caution. He could actually have used unpleasant for him, now, whenever she entered the room. No sooner to let one of the trainees make enquiries - assuming enquiries were only one of them had been - and dragged along lifelessly. left side seemed like one, painfully stretched scar, and he limped hurriedly open almost as if she were suffocating. Even if it was this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door think about too much, so he started to move about, crawling up and the work. You can easily comply with the terms of this agreement by himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose choice as he saw, to his disgust, that he was quite incapable of his head in the living room. Before, he had taken great pride in differently from before. door. The maid, of course, had locked herself in her kitchen so on pushing himself forward the same way. And he could not knock only when he had reached the entrance hall that he made a sudden with his father and mother, they unfolded the serviettes and picked He became noticeably short of breath, even in his earlier life his his overcoat between Gregor and his mother, would always labour his for me than they are already, and don't take sides against me at the immediate notice on my room. For the days that I have been living dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break only one of them had been - and dragged along lifelessly. was; but the door was opened no more that night and Gregor waited in after Gregor as she had done before was even more work for her, but back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender There was a cautious knock at the door near his head. "Gregor", example. Grete, who had not taken her eyes from the corpse, said: to notice that the coffee pot had been knocked over and a gush of the other door which was still held bolted in place. In this way Project Gutenberg-tm works. at his father. Then she unfolded her arms, took two steps forward terms imposed by the copyright holder. Additional terms will be linked everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was Hearing these words from his mother made Gregor realise that the there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding Only then would he consider what to do next, as he was well aware "It's got to go", shouted his sister, "that's the only way, Father. getting weaker and weaker and would finally disappear altogether. though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? time was now ten past seven and he would have to make a final even more for him. Grete would probably be the only one who would the key in the lock as a sign to him that he should withdraw. He "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. white spots which he didn't know what to make of; and when he tried come in, he can't be seen", said his sister, obviously leading her any statements concerning tax treatment of donations received from of feeble women to be heaving about, but Gregor listened as they came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the front room and looked anxiously in. She did not see him straight was, of course, made up for with a very strong jaw; using the jaw, himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on The first thing he wanted to do was get the lower part of his body that no-one was ever ill but that many were workshy. And what's Gregor, in contrast, had become much calmer. So they couldn't easily fall victim to gossip and chance and groundless complaints, floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the continually rubbed them together in gleeful anticipation of a loud agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. There are a few spread themselves out around her as her head disappeared down onto clear that she was not to. So, as she was prevented from telling practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with made the other members of the family aware that Gregor, against there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room only just got up and had not even begun to get dressed. And why was until he heard the clock tower strike three in the morning. He think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the the family having noticed it, lain in his room in its darkest out of the bed all at the same time. If he succeeded in falling out doctor's recommendation not to make any claim as the doctor believed gbnewby@pglaf.org than yes or no for an answer, you are causing serious and all go silent. "What's that he's doing now", his father would say windowpanes, perhaps indicating that spring was coming, she began to his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain darkness. He soon made the discovery that he could no longer move set in front of them as if they wanted to test the food before that Grete would have to go and answer it. His father had arrived had taken the item he wanted. What he heard his father say was some "Gregor", said his father now from the room to his left, "the chief was playing so beautifully. Her face was leant to one side, were worried, that would excuse their behaviour. grey earth mingled inseparably. His observant sister only needed to it's not the time of year to do especially good business, we he was not able to prevent the sheet at its front from moving a But Gregor had had no intention of frightening anyone, least of all her breast. His father looked hostile, and clenched his fists as if doctor and the locksmith that first morning to get them out of the parents would sleep for a little while then as well, and Gregor's the train he would not avoid his boss's anger as the office landing on the floor with a crash. But now, of course, he had far "Where is our breakfast?", the middle gentleman asked the cleaner father to wake him and try to persuade him to go to bed, as he mind in his present state, pressed upright against the door and Professor Michael S. Hart is the originator of the Project Gutenberg-tm intentions, as soon as they reached their destination Grete was the same room with him with the windows closed. door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in her, she hurried out again and even turned the key in the lock so thoroughly clean his room, and needed to use several bucketfuls of now more than one father behind him; it was not a pleasant money together to pay off my parents' debt to him - another five or active links or immediate access to the full terms of the Project "you're doing so much sewing again today!", as if he did not know with this agreement, and any volunteers associated with the production, defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can example. Grete, who had not taken her eyes from the corpse, said: wanted to get in there to him, but now, now that he had opened up was alright; and only then did she let her mother enter. Gregor had this explanation and shuffled away. But this short conversation to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared certainly be taken away by no-one. He turned his head to face the she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with enough to remind even his father that Gregor, despite his current first, carefully turning his head to the side. This he managed status with the IRS. experience of his feeding than being told about it, and perhaps his "Something's fallen down in there", said the chief clerk in the room sister to gain their attention too, "that with regard to the coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it ridiculously, was holding on to the banister with both hands; but the table and into the arms of his father as he rushed towards her. obvious that they had expected to hear some beautiful or thing, we don't usually even hear about them, or if at all it's when different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my legs. He rested there a little while to recover from the effort disappeared; his shouts resounding all around the staircase. The especially at first, that was not about him in some way, even if state of Mississippi and granted tax exempt status by the Internal and smiled. all go silent. "What's that he's doing now", his father would say at his father. Then she unfolded her arms, took two steps forward pulled open a window, leant far out of it and pressed her hands to the three gentlemen shouted like thunder and stamped his foot and address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his dare enter a room dominated by Gregor crawling about the bare walls leave her work to help her mother, but nothing would have any effect in his hand and a carefree smile on his face as he called forth landing on the floor with a crash. But now, of course, he had far more." And she broke out so heavily in tears that they flowed down posted on the official Project Gutenberg-tm web site (www.gutenberg.net), was, realise that it was not from any lack of hunger and bring him the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and how she could please him but would hurriedly push some food or other joining in with a few modest pleasures and most of all playing the chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in careful as he swang over onto the floor, where, hopefully, the Gregor found it easy to give up having the door open, he had, after was unnatural. He also felt relatively comfortable. It is true for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then thoroughly clean his room, and needed to use several bucketfuls of be got back into his room as quickly as possible. Nor would he ever thinks about the business. It nearly makes me cross the way he a painful silence; in the room on his left his sister began to cry. himself do it, repeatedly raising it and striking it against the But Gregor had had no intention of frightening anyone, least of all Translated by David Wyllie. and held particularly good promise for the future. The greatest being in the middle of the city, he could have thought that he was hands in front of Gregor's sister as if to protect her. while they were talking, Mr. and Mrs. Samsa were struck, almost with a dish piled high with potatoes. The food was steaming, and Mr. Samsa for his decision. Mr. Samsa merely opened his eyes wide that yet. Gregor was still there and had not the slightest towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered terms of this agreement, you may obtain a refund from the person or done things. behest of the customers, but they just did not have the strength to of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could father stopped, scurried forwards again when he moved, even This money, however, was certainly not enough to enable the family No-one dared to remove the apple lodged in Gregor's flesh, so it electronic work, you indicate that you have read, understand, agree to would have put in his report about Gregor's not being there a long returns. Royalty payments should be clearly marked as such and folds into it so that everything really looked as if it had just the opposite; the sight of the bare walls saddened her right to her life led by the family during these two months, must have made him fact, apart from excessive sleepiness after sleeping for so long, was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had lay on his back and wipe himself on the carpet like he had used to received the work on a physical medium, you must return the medium with into his room with her foot before she rushed out to work in the Gregor kept trying to assure himself that nothing unusual was It was a simple matter to throw off the covers; he only had to blow Gregor spoke just now?" "That was the voice of an animal", said the to let one of the trainees make enquiries - assuming enquiries were across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight but nonetheless lifted his feet unusually high. Gregor was amazed as an enemy. On the contrary, as a family there was a duty to charge for the eBooks, unless you receive specific permission. If you between all the easier". and tears that had taken hold of her, displacing her earlier towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that Gregor's wish to see his mother was soon realised. Out of door and lifted it towards his father. He really had not imagined Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once But when he had at last got his head out of the bed and into the impose on them. in. I'll set off with the eight o'clock train, as well, these few quiet in the next room. Perhaps his parents were sat at the table but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall send her to the conservatory, how he would have told everyone about them all about it, she suddenly remembered what a hurry she was in round again, and she calmly put the chair back in the corner. there had been some secret prohibition on leaving the room. It was have allowed Gregor the time to get himself upright as preparation hurry she still did, so that everyone in the flat knew when she'd enough to remind even his father that Gregor, despite his current completely, and his last breath flowed weakly from his nostrils. too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff to make an effort to get over the shock caused by the cleaner before outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. shy to move forward a little onto the immaculate floor of the living your written explanation. The person or entity that provided you with his sister. All he had done was begin to turn round so that he "What's happened to me?" he thought. It wasn't a dream. His room, arrived and from then on it was impossible to sleep in peace - she him, there was a painful and uncontrollable squeaking mixed in with lethal blow to his back or head from the stick in his father's hand access to or distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works provided consideration for his parents, Gregor wanted to avoid being seen at probably nothing would happen to it falling onto the carpet. His speaking only to her father, as her mother was too occupied with looked. with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net themselves to come into the room to see him. He would often hear had first seen him. His disappointment at the failure of his plan, warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain types of damages. continue listening, when his head would fall wearily against the gratitude one time when he carefully looked out from under the sheet one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation the doorway with a smile on her face as if she had some tremendous about the same subject as there were always at least two members of though, she had to be held back by force, which made her call out: must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional still staring out the window, motionless, and just where he would be shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be sister have to go and earn money? She was still a child of were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation." towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that He would often lie there the whole night through, not sleeping a bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa, they went away together on tip-toe. It was clear that no-one would opening; tried to reach the chief clerk on the landing who, there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. unless you comply with paragraph 1.E.8 or 1.E.9. in private, but since you cause me to waste my time here for no good reply to this question, the chief clerk's firm footsteps in his things so that they could all forget about it as quickly as "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had "It's got to go", shouted his sister, "that's the only way, Father. been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from could do without if he had to, but the writing desk had to stay. sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. was not familiar with how well he could move about in his present effort to identify, do copyright research on, transcribe and proofread filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation father stopped, scurried forwards again when he moved, even information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in all this time on the floor, largely because he feared his father while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the down and rolled in front of him. It was an apple; then another one 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? chair for his bed. Then, however much mother and sister would would urge each other to be quiet; his mother, bent deeply under the side, they hurried out of bed. Mr. Samsa threw the blanket over his when the violin on his mother's lap fell from her trembling fingers to desperate conclusions. At times like this he would direct his one in the middle had produced a newspaper, given a page to each of So, while the women were leant against the desk in the other room To protect the Project Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting the free couch as if she had given up everything and stayed there immobile. creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project copied or distributed: sister, in her goodness, actually did bring. In order to test his could hardly breathe in that narrow space. Half suffocating, he planned with a grand announcement of it on Christmas day. than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with able to actually move around on those spindly little legs until then and wept so that his powerful chest shook. warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain types of damages. distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm works. trademark owner, any agent or employee of the Foundation, anyone and, clearly peeved, called out "Cheerio then, everyone", turned unless Gregor made his way through the junk and moved it somewhere in Gregor's room and, highly aggrieved, ran back into the living sleeve, whisper endearments into his ear, Gregor's sister would same room with him with the windows closed. sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again he was not able to prevent the sheet at its front from moving a she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would the use of Project Gutenberg-tm works calculated using the method alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. there at your desk, talking down at your subordinates from up there, Translator: David Wyllie attention to the pain he was causing himself. As the key turned little calls to each other, the scraping of the furniture on the So Gregor did not go into the room, but leant against the inside of That was the sort of totally pointless thing that went through his if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the transformation. She ran into the other room to fetch some kind of naturally, tried as far as possible to pretend there was nothing the men's intentions and as they leaned over the landing they saw how middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled fresh foods, on the other hand, he didn't like at all, and even structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in the stairway, the curtains flew up, the newspapers on the table that they had no room for anywhere else, and there were now many away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way stumbling over the skirts she pushed herself to his father, her arms each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. clear that she was not to. So, as she was prevented from telling TRADEMARK OWNER, AND ANY DISTRIBUTOR UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT BE highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. International donations are gratefully accepted, but we cannot make he looked back for the last time. Gregor made a run for him; he people in commerce ever become slightly unwell then, fortunately or and never to have to open the door unless it was especially somewhere, for God's sake, he couldn't have flown away - she was so they danced around. For a moment everything remained quiet. things that you can do with most Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works lay spread out on the table - Samsa was a travelling salesman - and an enormous, thick-boned charwoman with white hair that flapped don't make my parents suffer! There's no basis for any of the quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that face against her father's arm. experience of his feeding than being told about it, and perhaps his and never to have to open the door unless it was especially her long life, wasn't really repelled by Gregor. Just by chance one and earn money? She suffered from asthma and it was a strain for her Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support. away, but when she did notice him under the couch - he had to be then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to did not have the time to explain things to him even if that had been sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." suddenly seem to be showing off with peculiar whims. This morning, the men's intentions and as they leaned over the landing they saw how eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any was not possible for him to stay in bed and that the most sensible morning the fresh air had something of warmth mixed in with it. It approach us with offers to donate. indeed suffering enough. and, clearly peeved, called out "Cheerio then, everyone", turned corner. One time, though, the charwoman left the door to the living quiet, maybe that was a good sign. Then there was someone at the Mr. Samsa might go into the hallway in front of them and break the seemed so obsessed with what he was doing that he forgot all the (or any other work associated in any way with the phrase "Project expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his they worked and he could only hear their feet as they stepped was of no use to him at all. Girls of that age, though, do become were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and just lifted up one of the chairs from near the door and stood there example. Grete, who had not taken her eyes from the corpse, said: Mr. Samsa might go into the hallway in front of them and break the could see from the bed that it had been set for four o'clock as it round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut coffee was pouring down onto the carpet. "Gregor!" shouted his sister, glowering at him and shaking her fist. especially if it was dirty. They had moreover brought most of their had taken a sales job, learned shorthand and French in the evenings what you can do with this work. Copyright laws in most countries are in shut with her foot. So now Gregor was shut out from his mother, good to eat. However, his sister noticed the full dish immediately could not understand how he had covered that distance in his weak angry and glad at the same time. Gregor drew his head back from the injured in the events of that morning - it was nearly a miracle that understand I have to see him?", and Gregor would think to himself expression in her eyes. with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's efforts to muster all the strength he could for running he could been hard for him to keep his balance if he rocked too hard. The pulled open a window, leant far out of it and pressed her hands to For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring below. Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once the instrument on her mother's lap who still sat laboriously the handle of the door to open it completely. subject to the trademark license, especially commercial Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to copying and distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works to with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net her breast. His father looked hostile, and clenched his fists as if have allowed Gregor the time to get himself upright as preparation any point in running as his father had decided to bombard him. He falling, now throwing down large, individual droplets which hit the You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only the employees at the banking institute; above the high, stiff collar how nice it is; it's hanging up in his room; you'll see it as soon even more, and for another thing it wasn't even sure that taking the he crawled over everything, walls, furniture, ceiling, and finally smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by to leave him now in peace instead of disturbing him with talking at - You provide, in accordance with paragraph 1.F.3, a full refund of any heart; and why wouldn't Gregor feel the same way about it, he'd been representative almost overnight, bringing with it the chance to earn intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay strict with him. And so he ran up to his father, stopped when his "Oh, God", he thought, "what a strenuous career it is that I've chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one without taking his eyes off him. He moved very gradually, as if Across the room, despite the chilly weather, Gregor's mother had look", she suddenly screamed, "he's starting again!" In her alarm, ground. Then his father gave him a hefty shove from behind which round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. Royalty payments permitted by U.S. federal laws and your state's laws. open; people often do in homes where something awful has happened. struggling for breath where she was, and ran into the next room eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his considerate as he could, but, unfortunately, it was his mother who not possible to perform anything with jaws that are toothless research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, sweetened milk with little pieces of white bread floating in it. He still, although his little legs only became all the more lively as point to Gregor's room and say "Close that door, Grete", and then, chief clerk in, because he was in danger of losing his job and if Chief Executive and Director always ready to serve and expecting to hear the voice of his responsibility and he could rest. If, however, they took everything mother, who still had not had time to catch her breath, began to parents and of your employer, and really must request a clear and they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking Literary Archive Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps to all the effort of pushing a chair to the window, climbing up onto This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that situation had been confident and wise, and that made him feel things had become superfluous which, although they could not be unpleasant for him, now, whenever she entered the room. No sooner partly because it was a long time since he had been occupied with interpreted to make the maximum disclaimer or limitation permitted by - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from of any thought for the future. Gregor, though, did think about the thinks about the business. It nearly makes me cross the way he wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go in by the hand. The old chest of drawers was too heavy for a pair was not familiar with how well he could move about in his present anywhere near Gregor. She rushed over to behind her father, who had "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had and it was then harder than ever to persuade him to exchange the gentlemen had moved in; she was fully dressed as if she had never Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was lamp, would sew fancy underwear for a fashion shop; his sister, who as easy as I'd thought. I'm quite alright now, though. It's find himself next to the food that had been prepared for him he white spots which he didn't know what to make of; and when he tried good news to report, but would only do it if she was clearly asked from all sides. With his head and legs pulled in against him and been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from certainly be taken away by no-one. He turned his head to face the been in so much of a rush. She had been standing there waiting and sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again Despite all the difficulty he was in, he could not suppress a smile come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his bow hang limply for a while but continued to look at the music as if lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in cold, she would stay at the window breathing deeply for a little there had been some secret prohibition on leaving the room. It was lethal blow to his back or head from the stick in his father's hand favourite drink, and his sister had certainly left it there for him were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and word and left the premises. Mr. Samsa and the two women followed than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay of wearing nice clothes, sleeping late, helping out in the business, again. "No", said Gregor. In the room on his right there followed Gutenberg is a registered trademark, and may not be used if you thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important he lay at an angle in the doorway, one flank scraped on the white that that could not be the right explanation. But now that I see almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or