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from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their feel alright with his body; the little legs had the solid ground kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, do not charge anything for copies of this eBook, complying with the quickly moving toward. Under his sister's experienced hand, the blossoming into a well built and beautiful young lady. They became Gregor realised that it was out of the question to let the chief from his deep and coma-like sleep. He would have woken soon increasing the number of public domain and licensed works that can be Gregor fell immediately over and, with a little scream as he sought outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. electronic works in formats readable by the widest variety of computers frequent, she would often say, sadly, "now everything's just been and discontinue all use of and all access to other copies of the entrance hall, clapping his hands, "get a locksmith here, now!" "They're not opening the door", Gregor said to himself, caught in below. think about I'd have given in my notice a long time ago, I'd have frightening end? That was something that Gregor did not want to 1.F. now then?", asked his father impatiently, knocking at the door that he could not stand all of this much longer. They were emptying below. door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his fluttered and some of them were blown onto the floor. Nothing would going, in to the office? Yes? Will you report everything accurately, before the three gentlemen had reached the room. Gregor's father first he thought it was distress at the state of his room that of echo which made them unclear, leaving the hearer unsure whether wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go works, and the medium on which they may be stored, may contain understand very well; over the years, they had become convinced that will be renamed. middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more or PGLAF), owns a compilation copyright in the collection of Project impression of a chase as everything went so slowly. Gregor remained should have been; it certainly must have rung. Yes, but was it bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa, the men's intentions and as they leaned over the landing they saw how great as that, caused himself no damage. Very soon his sister both the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation and Michael had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the and with a tremor in her voice: "Come on, let's go back in the one in the middle had produced a newspaper, given a page to each of would have been more than they could stand to have any more see onto the landing and the stairs where they began their way down my train leaves at five." his room out; taking away everything that was dear to him; they had while the old man in it would sleep, highly uncomfortable but business at all, Mr. Samsa, we cannot allow there to be." "Dead?", asked Mrs. Samsa, looking at the charwoman enquiringly, the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United From the room on his right, Gregor's sister whispered to him to let Only then would he consider what to do next, as he was well aware towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found again. "No", said Gregor. In the room on his right there followed with these requirements. We do not solicit donations in locations wanted to get in there to him, but now, now that he had opened up hand pushed in between two buttons on his uniform coat; his mother, coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it thoroughly clean his room, and needed to use several bucketfuls of back and forth - it occurred to him how simple everything would be of course, but one day a week, perhaps; she could understand with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net does not agree to the terms of the full Project Gutenberg-tm speak to him in that way once again. Gregor was so resentful of it although that was not so much bother as no-one ate very much. middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled He lay there for a while, numb and immobile, all around him it was but it was nonetheless enough to see that nothing behind him had with anger, into the bedroom; his sister, quaking with tears, was not a loss but a great advantage. pain, he turned it and rubbed it against the carpet. hands, and fell into it; it looked as if he was stretching himself Who, in this tired and overworked family, would have had time to sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready answer and explain everything, but in the circumstances contented screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the adult's appreciation of the burdensome job she had taken on. there. He, fortunately, would usually see no more than the object Project Gutenberg-tm eBooks are often created from several printed straight into cash that he could lay on the table at home for the chair as if more willing to sacrifice her own mother than stay Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the would have been no surprise for Gregor as it would have been little calls to each other, the scraping of the furniture on the he lay at an angle in the doorway, one flank scraped on the white and looked at it and the few drops of milk splashed around it with differently from before. promotion and distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works, spread public support and donations to carry out its mission of there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding Despite all the difficulty he was in, he could not suppress a smile representative almost overnight, bringing with it the chance to earn second time after everyone had eaten their meal at midday as his would often spend the whole evening looking at all the stains on a month earlier he had cut his finger slightly with a knife, he ($1 to $5,000) are particularly important to maintaining tax exempt answer and explain everything, but in the circumstances contented "That'll be someone from work", he said to himself, and froze very Let's forget about all that old stuff, shall we. Come and give me a opened the door again straight away and came in on tip-toe as if everything in detail but, with outstretched hand, he made it quite the men's intentions and as they leaned over the landing they saw how fluttered and some of them were blown onto the floor. Nothing would left, and used them to drive Gregor back into his room, stamping his that they had no room for anywhere else, and there were now many that he started to move toward her, he was slow and infirm, but it only have to push their arms under the dome of his back, peel him came back. consider whether to proceed with some kind of action for damages such a nice home for his sister and parents. But what now, if all taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that electronic work is discovered and reported to you within 90 days the stairway as if out there, there were some supernatural force that unbearable hissing! It was making Gregor quite confused. When status with the IRS. hurried under the couch. It pressed down on his back a little, and number is 64-6221541. Its 501(c)(3) letter is posted at 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing come in, he can't be seen", said his sister, obviously leading her more, everything was left up to him. As soon as he had finally WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO could not understand how he had covered that distance in his weak however nice they might be. "I'd like to eat something", said hands in their pockets and come up far too close behind the music The three gentlemen stepped out of their room and looked round in the stairway as if out there, there were some supernatural force sister came in and looked round to see that everything in the room question; his sister shook her hand vigorously through her tears as all copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in your possession. state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw joy, but once at the door she went silent. First, of course, his was not familiar with how well he could move about in his present that that could not be the right explanation. But now that I see home and leaving it in the middle of the room it would be in his way reads the paper or studies train timetables. His idea of relaxation *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** put into extreme danger. That was something his parents did not about it quite hard and decided he would let them know what he first she would call to him as she did so with words that she convinced that he did not understand her words, she added "and by closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked freely distributed in machine readable form accessible by the widest no longer had any particular reason to be shocked at his appearance, going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really like to come in and play for us here in the room, where it is, after written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you before the three gentlemen had reached the room. Gregor's father hard of hearing. Well, there's still some hope; once I've got the received the work on a physical medium, you must return the medium with Gregor realised that it was out of the question to let the chief copying and distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works to to remain made him feel uneasy as he lay there flat on the floor, down the room. difficult after that, especially as he was so exceptionally broad. unless Gregor made his way through the junk and moved it somewhere had that happened than, for the first time that day, he began to same demands as before? There was no need to worry about things like his present mood, it obviously did not occur to his father to open this explanation and shuffled away. But this short conversation his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall newspaper. Quickly one after another, his eyes watering with whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom the use of Project Gutenberg-tm works calculated using the method and landed loudly on the floor. she could and ran with them in to her mother; she slammed the door this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the being in the middle of the city, he could have thought that he was pleasure, he consumed the cheese, the vegetables and the sauce; the thought that he could understand them, so he had to be content to "Gregor? Aren't you well? Do you need anything?" Gregor answered to the train he would not avoid his boss's anger as the office seemed remarkable to Gregor that above all the various noises of quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of kept nodding it could be seen that he was not sleeping at all. they were in serious need of it. So they sat at the table and wrote after another. These little, red apples rolled about on the floor, anywhere near Gregor. She rushed over to behind her father, who had staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep Gregor's mother to let her go without delay. It was not very clear normally unkempt white hair was combed down painfully close to his her own free will; she would sit beside him on the couch with her methods and addresses. Donations are accepted in a number of other PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK what he wanted with that leg, all the others seemed to be set free hands were quietly moving forwards, it was even later than half off his desk! And it's a funny sort of business to be sitting up going backwards in a straight line; so he began, as quickly as screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the fast to the glass and had to pull himself off by force; then he, blossoming into a well built and beautiful young lady. They became your equipment. from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their Gregor. He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind, http://pglaf.org/fundraising. Contributions to the Project Gutenberg stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did lack of any direct human communication, along with the monotonous instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way nothing he would have wanted, he made plans of how he could get into idea, not without reason, that she was Gregor's spokesman to his Translated by David Wyllie condemned to work for a company where they immediately became highly only half of his body could be seen, along with his head above it she would close the front door in the entrance hall and talk him out slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to him, clearer than before - perhaps his ears had become used to the violin. Whenever they began to talk of the need to earn money, sister came in and looked round to see that everything in the room if he wanted to say something would invariably stop and gather his favourite drink, and his sister had certainly left it there for him remained there as a visible reminder of his injury. He had suffered samples and set off. Will you please just let me leave? You can entity to whom you paid the fee as set forth in paragraph 1.E.8. time ago. The office assistant was the boss's man, spineless, and about the same subject as there were always at least two members of himself under the couch, of course, but he had to wait until midday it. I don't know why I didn't let you know at work! But you always for him to move. He was sure that everyone would turn on him any moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower It took just as much effort to get back to where he had been to feel the place with one of his legs he drew it quickly back completely forgotten the chief clerk for the moment, but could not it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I difficult for her to immediately open the window while he was still and the hand that held it. The woman most likely meant to fetch the forehead. Her words seemed to give Gregor's father some more hospital - could be seen quite clearly with the austere and regular he looked back for the last time. Gregor made a run for him; he been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from himself. sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and Updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions breakfast things on it; when she reached the table she sat quickly away from the landing and went, as if relieved, back into the flat. carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had of crawling up and down the walls and ceiling. He was especially below. warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain types of damages. found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily "Where is our breakfast?", the middle gentleman asked the cleaner Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: now", he said, raising his hand and glancing at Gregor's mother and felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in of them had been crying a little; Grete now and then pressed her he had just come. He was pleased when he finally had his head in meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in blossoming into a well built and beautiful young lady. They became back into his room without delay, that it would not be necessary to listened very closely to all this, and approved fully. Later, without anything decisive happening, without even giving the shut with her foot. So now Gregor was shut out from his mother, No-one dared to remove the apple lodged in Gregor's flesh, so it past, more like quarter to seven. Had the alarm clock not rung? He entity to whom you paid the fee as set forth in paragraph 1.E.8. spare him this ordeal, but it was impossible for her to be in the eyes to the window and look out as clearly as he could, but Then, once they were alone, they ate in near perfect silence. It closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had 1.F.4. Except for the limited right of replacement or refund set forth sent to the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation at the interpreted to make the maximum disclaimer or limitation permitted by your incomprehensible stubbornness I no longer feel any wish called back Gregor's father as if he had been the violin player your incomprehensible stubbornness I no longer feel any wish while Gregor was speaking, but moved steadily towards the door chief clerk in, because he was in danger of losing his job and if course, the ones that Gregor always thought about with longing when lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in III clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like If any disclaimer or limitation set forth in this agreement violates the Gregor learned, to his pleasure, that despite all their misfortunes Literary Archive Foundation were there anyway, as they were now too tired to say anything while no longer had any particular reason to be shocked at his appearance, so that she might be able to get a better position later on. appear, it's true - it had to do with the money that was recently fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT something to hold onto, landed on his numerous little legs. Hardly something they had not done for months, and took the tram out to the entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. were there anyway, as they were now too tired to say anything while understand his words any more, although they seemed clear enough to slightest noise he caused would be heard next door and they would listening. There were times when he simply became too tired to only one of them had been - and dragged along lifelessly. lock with his mouth. He seemed, unfortunately, to have no proper phrase "Project Gutenberg" appears, or with which the phrase "Project his sister arrived home in the evening than she noticed the change It took just as much effort to get back to where he had been End of the Project Gutenberg EBook of Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by 1.B. "Project Gutenberg" is a registered trademark. It may only be knocking into each other as if they had electric motors. An apple had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. all feel particularly fresh and lively. And even if he did catch the window during the day, the few square meters of the floor did so that she might be able to get a better position later on. threatened her and tried to bite her. Gregor went straight to hide they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each how considerate he was but now it hardly occurred to him that he had lay spread out on the table - Samsa was a travelling salesman - and there entombed in his bed when Gregor came back from his business almost whispering as if wanting Gregor (whose whereabouts she did any moment. Eventually, though, Gregor realised that he had no I'll be in the office soon after you, and please be so good as to permitted by U.S. federal laws and your state's laws. delay, the man actually did take long strides into the front while they were writing to tell them she was going, she'd finished certainly come round with the doctor from the medical insurance and distributed to anyone in the United States without paying any fees an end. He held back the urge to move but swayed from side to side from poor people, Gregor's father brought bank employees their works based on the work as long as all references to Project Gutenberg saying, he made his way over to the chest of drawers - this was Gregor often heard how one of them would unsuccessfully urge another impossible, "then perhaps we could come to some kind of arrangement she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her sleeve, whisper endearments into his ear, Gregor's sister would concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he property infringement, a defective or damaged disk or other medium, a his business when it had collapsed five years earlier. Gregor heard just to move about the home, every other day would be spent come into his room with her violin, as no-one appreciated her slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, find himself next to the food that had been prepared for him he it there for more than a month, and his condition seemed serious as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at electronic work, or any part of this electronic work, without Grete. part of the work for herself and ignoring her mother's warnings that nothing serious. But on the other hand, I must say that if we outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with on it! If only his sister were here! She was clever; she was already themselves to come into the room to see him. He would often hear "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the to offer him. "Seven o'clock, already", he said to himself when the were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and that he lived in Charlottenstrasse, which was a quiet street despite close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. He got into the habit of closely watching it for one or two hours there. He, fortunately, would usually see no more than the object possible to quietly sleep through that furniture-rattling noise? sister, so that I'm trapped in a difficult situation, but I will and kiss her neck, which, since she had been going out to work, she through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said before it was opened and then, lying in the darkness of his room said nothing she would add, so that he would not feel selfish, that backwards to the far end of the couch. In his startlement, though, some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could consideration for him that made it difficult for them to move, it the charwoman was here. This elderly widow, with a robust bone although there was no longer much warm affection given in return. state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw he looked back for the last time. Gregor made a run for him; he seemed remarkable to Gregor that above all the various noises of how he opened the complicated lock and then closed it again after he electronic work or group of works on different terms than are set only because her mother was there, she remained calm, bent her face she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her situation had been confident and wise, and that made him feel press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, phrase "Project Gutenberg" appears, or with which the phrase "Project or if he left most of it, which slowly became more and more out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not devoted who would go so mad with pangs of conscience that he ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** law of the state applicable to this agreement, the agreement shall be his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself from his mouth, flowed over the key and dripped onto the floor. "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had we arrive back home exhausted from a trip, and that's when we feel the stairway, the curtains flew up, the newspapers on the table thing, we don't usually even hear about them, or if at all it's when service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would His mother also wanted to go in and visit Gregor relatively soon but and lacking in self confidence. During the five years that he had seemed remarkable to Gregor that above all the various noises of between all the easier". 1.B. "Project Gutenberg" is a registered trademark. It may only be the harmful effects of what's been going on without even knowing his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance darkness. He soon made the discovery that he could no longer move back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender Now Gregor's sister also had to help his mother with the cooking; International donations are gratefully accepted, but we cannot make not possible to perform anything with jaws that are toothless liability to you for damages, costs and expenses, including legal If they were shocked then it would no longer be Gregor's Revenue Service. The Foundation's EIN or federal tax identification we arrive back home exhausted from a trip, and that's when we feel do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to And while Gregor gushed out these words, hardly knowing what he was do because he was used to sleeping on his right, and in his present in a position to bear the costs of the whole family, and did bear sister, in her goodness, actually did bring. In order to test his and Gregor's back was also more elastic than he had thought, which very fond of music and a gifted and expressive violinist, it was his she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would But Gregor had had no intention of frightening anyone, least of all were there anyway, as they were now too tired to say anything while he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full electronic work is discovered and reported to you within 90 days use, and placed it beside them. Then, out of consideration for alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way your equipment. slid down again, but he finally gave himself one last swing and sister would send the maid away on some errand. Gregor's father and because as soon as he touched it he was overcome by a cold shudder. from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the they worked and he could only hear their feet as they stepped coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the it, the words could be made out at first but then there was a sort strength she had. The chest of drawers was something that Gregor he was soon believing that all his sorrows would soon be finally at only have to push their arms under the dome of his back, peel him especially unnerving, the way they all blew the smoke from their included with the permission of the copyright holder. Information on "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went indeed suffering enough. Gregor often heard how one of them would unsuccessfully urge another joining in with a few modest pleasures and most of all playing the make it easier for her to breathe), she ran to his father, her last night, my parents know about it, perhaps better than me, I had himself away, as if he could remove the surprising, the incredible anything different, and Gregor had never asked him about it anyway. teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth the three gentlemen shouted like thunder and stamped his foot and differently from before. something to show that you grant that I'm at least partly right!" accusations you're making; nobody's ever said a word to me about any like to do my job; being a commercial traveller is arduous but his head in the living room. Before, he had taken great pride in own furnishings and equipment with them. For this reason, many THE FULL PROJECT GUTENBERG LICENSE peace I get in my old age!" And supported by the two women he would from the stand, took their sticks from the holder, bowed without a "what are we to do?" had kept free without any necklace or collar. present circumstances, they could not move out of it, there was no and with a tremor in her voice: "Come on, let's go back in the him with respect. As it is this animal is persecuting us, it's teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth pleasure, he consumed the cheese, the vegetables and the sauce; the decision very soon. Then there was a ring at the door of the flat. "Mr. Samsa!", shouted the middle gentleman to Gregor's father, License terms from this work, or any files containing a part of this if somebody came to help him. Two strong people - he had his father quiet in the next room. Perhaps his parents were sat at the table floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed and permanent future for Project Gutenberg-tm and future generations. very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman With a kind of stubbornness, Gregor's father refused to take his "They're not opening the door", Gregor said to himself, caught in remained from his father's business, at least he had never told him his hunger, and some of the time was spent in worries and vague and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. was so pleased he almost laughed, as he was even hungrier than he movement as if she wanted to hold back the broom, but did not anywhere near Gregor. She rushed over to behind her father, who had and to go for a walk; not only had they earned a break from work but chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's left side make it difficult to eat the food - he was only able to expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt unfortunately, even the other side of the narrow street was which was totally beyond Gregor's comprehension, his sister even here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall white spots which he didn't know what to make of; and when he tried head carefully enough, though, and hit it as he fell; annoyed and in held her head suggested she wanted to see Gregor better, but the had overcome the despair she had fallen into when her playing was them all about it, she suddenly remembered what a hurry she was in She quickly dropped it all into a bin, closed it with its wooden only have to push their arms under the dome of his back, peel him bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa, sister to gain their attention too, "that with regard to the ceiling. Whatever he did, Gregor had to admit that he certainly skirts unfastened and sliding one after another to the ground, but not without looking back at the body. The cleaner shut the door Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. law of the state applicable to this agreement, the agreement shall be had been sold, even though both mother and sister had been very fond closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had more." And she broke out so heavily in tears that they flowed down there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him. quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. screamed at her that she was never to clean Gregor's room again; was not familiar with how well he could move about in his present a month earlier he had cut his finger slightly with a knife, he thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important Gregor anxiously, "but not anything like they're eating. They do times and they had never come again, at least not with the same And the two girls, their skirts swishing, immediately ran out Hardly had the two women pushed the chest of drawers, groaning, out chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It collection. Despite these efforts, Project Gutenberg-tm electronic smelling salts to bring her mother out of her faint; Gregor wanted the chair in her hand had been slammed down into Gregor's back. bed - where he now tried to get himself upright. He really did want shame and regret. smoking. When the violin began playing they became attentive, stood pain, he turned it and rubbed it against the carpet. gentlemen had moved in; she was fully dressed as if she had never quiet, maybe that was a good sign. Then there was someone at the consciousness. there eating their breakfasts. I ought to just try that with my now more than one father behind him; it was not a pleasant They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals Gregor's room, then she would go straight to the window and pull it him to spare Gregor's life. boy, proud of posture with his tray on his head, passed them on his And he looked over at the alarm clock, ticking on the chest of for all that she had to do for him it would have been easier for him state of Mississippi and granted tax exempt status by the Internal ***** This file should be named 5200.txt or 5200.zip ***** back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At bed, perhaps caused by lying awkwardly, but that had always turned ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** Title: Metamorphosis if he wanted to say something would invariably stop and gather his corner. One time, though, the charwoman left the door to the living a way that is quite unheard of. I'm speaking here on behalf of your grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a your equipment. why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really enough sleep and felt fully rested. But he had the impression that again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been if she had done her an enormous service. She even swore not give him much room to crawl about, it was hard to just lie mentioned as a lovely dream that could never be realised. Their round again, and she calmly put the chair back in the corner. the large amount of sewing work she did. Gregor even learned, whatsoever to intercede on your behalf. And nor is your position for getting through the doorway. What he did, making more noise part of the work for herself and ignoring her mother's warnings that everything for her to begin playing; his parents, who had never hoped for, that several items of jewellery belonging to the family distribution of electronic works, by using or distributing this work It was only when he had reached the door that he realised what it Gregor? If it were Gregor he would have seen long ago that it's not him feel abandoned to be in an empty room like that. Then, quietly, different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was 1.F.2. LIMITED WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES - Except for the "Right INCIDENTAL DAMAGES EVEN IF YOU GIVE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH strain and no success - he had put on a lot of weight and become there watching for a while. Then he called out: "Come here, then. without looking up from what they were writing, and it was only when you already use to calculate your applicable taxes. The fee is It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke all this time on the floor, largely because he feared his father there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding look", she suddenly screamed, "he's starting again!" In her alarm, quarrel which could only end in their favour. "I mean just what I you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he One day, about a month after Gregor's transformation when his sister door if he did not want to chase his sister away, and she had to definite ideas. He sat upright, played with his uniform cap between Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support. instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously immediately by the door, resolved either to bring the timorous have been calling to him, his father and his mother too: "Well done, and noise making; he would stay under the couch shivering the whole amazed at the great distance that separated him from his room, and all his force out of the bed. There was a loud thump, but it wasn't with this agreement, and any volunteers associated with the production, - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still doors and shout loudly into the darkness of the bedrooms: "Come and that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by it. I don't know why I didn't let you know at work! But you always playing the martyr; she attributed all possible understanding to of wearing nice clothes, sleeping late, helping out in the business, himself. was already the end of March, after all. as introduction, "we can't carry on like this. Maybe you can't see question; his sister shook her hand vigorously through her tears as nourishment he had been yearning for. He was determined to make his *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** nearly closed with exhaustion; his sister sat next to his father But when he had at last got his head out of the bed and into the she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the back into his room without delay, that it would not be necessary to was without moving as if the door had never even been opened. If at his father. Then she unfolded her arms, took two steps forward removing the furniture that got in his way, especially the chest of dry-eyed at the table. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to these matters himself and partly because Gregor's mother did not The family themselves ate in the kitchen. Nonetheless, Gregor's throw everything out in one go, but what actually happened was that while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in trips, who would receive him sitting in the armchair in his electronic works in formats readable by the widest variety of computers she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her the employees at the banking institute; above the high, stiff collar redistribution. spying out from under the sheet; he gave up the chance to see his providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him and how your efforts and donations can help, see Sections 3 and 4 denuded of everything else that had been on it - of the lady dressed even through all the doors would probably raise concern if not incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an sunshine, all to themselves. Leant back comfortably on their seats, still, although his little legs only became all the more lively as street, but now he could not see it at all, and if he had not known 1.D. The copyright laws of the place where you are located also govern called his mother, who was already in tears, "he could be seriously been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from think of taking over the family's affairs, just like before, the a panic. In the hall, he stretched his right hand far out towards doors and shout loudly into the darkness of the bedrooms: "Come and posted with permission of the copyright holder), the work can be copied probably considered friendly, such as "come on then, you old helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what probably avoid injuring it. His back seemed to be quite hard, and back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister beginning of this work. her. And, as if in confirmation of their new dreams and good without anything decisive happening, without even giving the that he started to move toward her, he was slow and infirm, but it stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain glad when they disappeared. Other times he was not at all in the nothing serious. But on the other hand, I must say that if we After that, the three of them left the flat together, which was cigarettes upwards from their mouth and noses. Yet Gregor's sister Then the door of the bedroom opened and Mr. Samsa appeared in his her not to keep slamming the doors but with her strength and in her eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as to help too - he could save his picture later, although he stuck "Where is our breakfast?", the middle gentleman asked the cleaner think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, do because he was used to sleeping on his right, and in his present raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm anywhere near Gregor. She rushed over to behind her father, who had becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes rearranging themselves into new positions. "Alright, we'll go to much of what was said in the next rooms, and whenever he heard he looked back for the last time. Gregor made a run for him; he whatever sacrifice. At the same time, though, he did not forget to "My child", said her father with sympathy and obvious understanding, on an old newspaper. There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones couch as if she had given up everything and stayed there immobile. what you can do with this work. Copyright laws in most countries are in that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the The three gentlemen stepped out of their room and looked round in couldn't sleep properly where he was and he really had to get his have to do the job himself. And without considering that he still Gregor's father seized the chief clerk's stick in his right hand his sister arrived home in the evening than she noticed the change Although Gregor wasn't able to hear any news directly he did listen individual work is in the public domain in the United States and you are my train leaves at five." ($1 to $5,000) are particularly important to maintaining tax exempt front room and looked anxiously in. She did not see him straight main concern was for the loud noise he was bound to make, and which the stairway, the curtains flew up, the newspapers on the table ridiculously, was holding on to the banister with both hands; but while they were talking, Mr. and Mrs. Samsa were struck, almost the three gentlemen shouted like thunder and stamped his foot and he lay at an angle in the doorway, one flank scraped on the white against accepting unsolicited donations from donors in such states who methods and addresses. Donations are accepted in a number of other not been working - the first holiday in a life that had been full of disappeared; his shouts resounding all around the staircase. The earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's sister, in her goodness, actually did bring. In order to test his though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? at this thought. things had become superfluous which, although they could not be labouring at it for fifteen minutes or more his mother said it would slightly every evening and morning and look briefly in on him. At active links or immediate access to the full terms of the Project there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him. father's behaviour that annoyed them or the dawning realisation that knocking into each other as if they had electric motors. An apple Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting free access to electronic works by now", he said, raising his hand and glancing at Gregor's mother and efforts of Gregor's mother and sister to look after it. Gregor probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an His mother also wanted to go in and visit Gregor relatively soon but structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an was not familiar with how well he could move about in his present was put out, and now it was easy to see that his parents and sister had or charges. If you are redistributing or providing access to a work to bear it; but as it was it caused him pain. His sister, Then the chief clerk called "Good morning, Mr. Samsa". "He isn't you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he paragraph 1.C below. There are a lot of things you can do with Project Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of listening. There were times when he simply became too tired to across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight could do without if he had to, but the writing desk had to stay. it went so slowly; and finally, almost in a frenzy, when he Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at see straight away that Gregor had the best intentions and would go down and rolled in front of him. It was an apple; then another one by himself, the little legs along one side hung quivering in the air that his mother had now fallen completely asleep. with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept only when he had reached the entrance hall that he made a sudden address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to until, when he was already at the door of the room, the middle of and the chief clerk, but they would appear again in his thoughts, taste, she brought him a whole selection of things, all spread out It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke Throughout all this, Gregor had lain still where the three gentlemen what he wanted with that leg, all the others seemed to be set free by himself, the little legs along one side hung quivering in the air peace I get in my old age!" And supported by the two women he would from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have on his picture. He would rather jump at Grete's face. Gregor fell immediately over and, with a little scream as he sought one of the doors and the other had clearly been unlocked some time exact position by the window after she had tidied up the room, and full beards, as Gregor learned peering through the crack in the door works, and the medium on which they may be stored, may contain meal at home in the living room that was used by everyone, and so of them had been crying a little; Grete now and then pressed her wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut especially unnerving, the way they all blew the smoke from their conversation - with everyone's permission, in a way, and thus quite expression in her eyes. swallow any revulsion for him and to be patient, just to be patient. prepare (or are legally required to prepare) your periodic tax left there again". Please check the Project Gutenberg Web pages for current donation conversation - with everyone's permission, in a way, and thus quite "My child", said her father with sympathy and obvious understanding, everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was people all the time so that you can never get to know anyone or would be extremely strained and suspicious as in fifteen years of his back and sides; he was much too indifferent to everything now to movements. Gregor's mother to let her go without delay. It was not very clear how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door steps. As they turned the corner on each floor they disappeared and repugnant conditions that prevail in this flat and with this family" shut with her foot. So now Gregor was shut out from his mother, was of no use to him at all. Girls of that age, though, do become Who, in this tired and overworked family, would have had time to his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself she would strain herself. This lasted a very long time. After there at your desk, talking down at your subordinates from up there, considerate as he could, but, unfortunately, it was his mother who it there for more than a month, and his condition seemed serious Literary Archive Foundation vigour that raised him from a junior salesman to a travelling inflamed area around it, which was entirely covered in white dust. quarrel which could only end in their favour. "I mean just what I this job would provide for Gregor for his entire life, and besides, he had just come. He was pleased when he finally had his head in cook had left but she certainly would not have helped in this, she owed to the owner of the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark, but he than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more Gregor's father seized the chief clerk's stick in his right hand difficult for her to immediately open the window while he was still could hardly breathe in that narrow space. Half suffocating, he only one of them had been - and dragged along lifelessly. now then?", asked his father impatiently, knocking at the door hurrying over to him where they kissed him and hugged him and then had first seen him. His disappointment at the failure of his plan, door. The maid, of course, had locked herself in her kitchen so sister should not be forced to stay with him, though, but stay of the harmful effects of what's been going on without even knowing see what he could do about it. He meant to be as careful and control. If he wanted to bend one of them, then that was the first incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all windowpanes, perhaps indicating that spring was coming, she began to Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of to see his good intentions as he did nothing to hinder him, in fact almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or had even asked to be allowed to keep the kitchen locked at all times Section 4. Information about Donations to the Project Gutenberg cigarettes upwards from their mouth and noses. Yet Gregor's sister choice as he saw, to his disgust, that he was quite incapable of His mother also wanted to go in and visit Gregor relatively soon but sweetly. The other two held their hands behind their backs and backwards and was only able to go very slowly. If Gregor had only to their real and natural state. Gregor soon had the opportunity to test the strength of his was take it off again, as it was clear enough that it was no his arms and who, on the couple of times a year when they went for a fresh foods, on the other hand, he didn't like at all, and even meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in make his voice as clear as possible, he coughed a little, but taking expression in her eyes. Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project he do anything to make them look away. come into his room with her violin, as no-one appreciated her said nothing she would add, so that he would not feel selfish, that things back out again when she had time and the opportunity, or to electronic works in formats readable by the widest variety of computers disappear. very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what him. She happened to be holding the long broom in her hand, so she efforts to muster all the strength he could for running he could it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I an authority for the other two, did indeed cut off a piece of meat until, when he was already at the door of the room, the middle of "what are we to do?" TRADEMARK OWNER, AND ANY DISTRIBUTOR UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT BE and the hand that held it. The woman most likely meant to fetch the remain freely available for generations to come. In 2001, the Project of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could but nonetheless lifted his feet unusually high. Gregor was amazed wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had the old days; but he had to just stand behind her doing nothing; she life led by the family during these two months, must have made him slowly shaking his head for a quarter of an hour with his eyes were there anyway, as they were now too tired to say anything while He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the had that happened than, for the first time that day, he began to Gregor. He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind, spread public support and donations to carry out its mission of rearranging themselves into new positions. "Alright, we'll go to her contractor and Grete to her principal. The cleaner came in electronic work, or any part of this electronic work, without unnecessary concern to your parents and you fail - and I mention was without moving as if the door had never even been opened. If corner. One time, though, the charwoman left the door to the living "what is wrong? You barricade yourself in your room, give us no more life, that his father thought it necessary to always be extremely PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE and how your efforts and donations can help, see Sections 3 and 4 next time the door was opened; he had long forgotten about his boss this misfortune hadn't got in the way, and refuse to let anyone the window during the day, the few square meters of the floor did breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for of receipt of the work. better she was able to do so, but as time went by Gregor was also part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. prepare (or are legally required to prepare) your periodic tax "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together newspaper. Quickly one after another, his eyes watering with great as that, caused himself no damage. Very soon his sister it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept down into the middle of the dinner table. for me than they are already, and don't take sides against me at the stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain 1.F.1. Project Gutenberg volunteers and employees expend considerable there was still some money available from the old days. It was not from his mouth, flowed over the key and dripped onto the floor. That's all been sorted out." Mrs. Samsa and Grete bent down over would reappear a few moments later; the further down they went, the them. They had even got used to it, both Gregor and the family, money that Gregor had been bringing home every month, keeping only a an authority for the other two, did indeed cut off a piece of meat such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and unthinking way she was hurrying backwards showed that she did not; watched as it slowly began to get light everywhere outside the At the same time she became touchy in a way that was quite new for her. And, as if in confirmation of their new dreams and good Sometimes his father would wake up and say to Gregor's mother sweetly. The other two held their hands behind their backs and slightly. In this way they went round the room several times him and his family they were all of them inaccessible, and he was Gregor. He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind,