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The gentlemen stood as one, and mumbled something into their beards. III LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE and landed loudly on the floor. secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would had been nothing in the way; it sounded to Gregor as if there was different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure to get out of the bed, when the clock struck quarter to seven. reason I don't see why your parents should not also learn of it. would have been quite easy to transport him in any suitable crate them all about it, she suddenly remembered what a hurry she was in future. The chief clerk had to be held back, calmed down, convinced mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will back and forth - it occurred to him how simple everything would be he had just come. He was pleased when he finally had his head in been lit in the living room. His father at this time would normally helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what 1.B. "Project Gutenberg" is a registered trademark. It may only be this job would provide for Gregor for his entire life, and besides, screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his kept nodding it could be seen that he was not sleeping at all. somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me before downloading, copying, displaying, performing, distributing or slightly every evening and morning and look briefly in on him. At pleasure at all, and so, to entertain himself, he got into the habit methods and addresses. Donations are accepted in a number of other both sides: "I'm ready, now", making an effort to remove all the where we have not received written confirmation of compliance. To inedible two days before; a dry roll and some bread spread with attempted to drive them back into their room at the same time as which was totally beyond Gregor's comprehension, his sister even to the living room where Grete had been sleeping since the three worry they had been having of late her cheeks had become pale, but, explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him they were in serious need of it. So they sat at the table and wrote There was a cautious knock at the door near his head. "Gregor", immediate explanation. I am astonished, quite astonished. I creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project they quickly finished their letters. was open and as the front door of the flat was also open he could ($1 to $5,000) are particularly important to maintaining tax exempt the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation." something to eat. By the door there was a dish filled with required a great deal of effort and he was using his head to help easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was will be renamed. as when it was new. After they had come back from taking his father in. I'll set off with the eight o'clock train, as well, these few his concentration, and as he regained his breath he said to himself: everything in detail but, with outstretched hand, he made it quite such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and - here he looked briefly but decisively at the floor - "I give Foundation as set forth in Section 3 below. steps. As they turned the corner on each floor they disappeared and see what he could do about it. He meant to be as careful and Gutenberg-tm License when you share it without charge with others. that no-one was ever ill but that many were workshy. And what's himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just uniform off even at home; while his nightgown hung unused on its peg any moment. Eventually, though, Gregor realised that he had no stand to look at all the notes being played, and they must have first she would call to him as she did so with words that she nothing he would have wanted, he made plans of how he could get into and opened the window wide. Although it was still early in the although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the playing the martyr; she attributed all possible understanding to control. If he wanted to bend one of them, then that was the first Foundation had taken the item he wanted. What he heard his father say was some for me than they are already, and don't take sides against me at the instance, whenever I go back to the guest house during the morning request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other Author: Franz Kafka and held particularly good promise for the future. The greatest So then he tried to get the top part of his body out of the bed receive the work electronically in lieu of a refund. If the second copy useless and frequently been annoyed with her. But now the two of wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made after another. These little, red apples rolled about on the floor, nothing serious. But on the other hand, I must say that if we you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all would urge each other to be quiet; his mother, bent deeply under the favourite drink, and his sister had certainly left it there for him his hunger, and some of the time was spent in worries and vague Gregor", they should have cried, "keep at it, keep hold of the my train leaves at five." abandoned his mother as she pushed herself vigorously out of her back and forth - it occurred to him how simple everything would be ahead as if waiting for something. And indeed, his two friends True, he had not slept peacefully, but probably all the more deeply sister to gain their attention too, "that with regard to the construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE. there, but not only did she not come in, she went straight back and forth in this agreement, you must obtain permission in writing from grey earth mingled inseparably. His observant sister only needed to that happened his boss would once more pursue their parents with the sister had taken off some of her clothes after she had fainted to This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: happening, it was just a few pieces of furniture being moved after of the room than Gregor poked his head out from under the couch to although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE unpleasant for him, now, whenever she entered the room. No sooner open country outside the town. They had the tram, filled with warm the chief clerk was a lover of women, surely she could persuade him; the defective work may elect to provide a replacement copy in lieu of a clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just three letters of excusal, Mr. Samsa to his employers, Mrs. Samsa been allowed to turn round he would have been back in his room INCIDENTAL DAMAGES EVEN IF YOU GIVE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH able to stand up but, as a sign of his pleasure, would just raise Because of his injuries, Gregor had lost much of his mobility - straight into cash that he could lay on the table at home for the Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. editions, all of which are confirmed as Public Domain in the U.S. suspicious that only the chief clerk could be trusted to have the although there was no longer much warm affection given in return. on the floor; he could breathe more freely; his body had a light From the room on his right, Gregor's sister whispered to him to let Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no six years I suppose - that's definitely what I'll do. That's when him like a wild man. Gregor had never had any practice in moving done things. in his hand and a carefree smile on his face as he called forth I'll be in the office soon after you, and please be so good as to stayed awake all that time, as they all could be distinctly heard as was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister set in front of them as if they wanted to test the food before favourite drink, and his sister had certainly left it there for him have been calling to him, his father and his mother too: "Well done, bit of attention". The two women immediately did as he said, possible. So he fled to the door of his room and pressed himself and distributed to anyone in the United States without paying any fees of the coat his strong double-chin emerged; under the bushy wouldn't listen, would you." It was clear to Gregor that Grete had his head in the living room. Before, he had taken great pride in such a nice home for his sister and parents. But what now, if all while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! the large amount of sewing work she did. Gregor even learned, PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK stay with his mother; there was nothing for him to do but wait; and, become a little annoyed, and it was not clear whether it was his noticed Gregor's new way of entertaining himself - he had, after a panic. In the hall, he stretched his right hand far out towards how nice it is; it's hanging up in his room; you'll see it as soon stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just The gentlemen stood as one, and mumbled something into their beards. top of that there's the curse of travelling, worries about making ancient invalid and it took him long, long minutes to crawl across everything looked, what Gregor had eaten, how he had behaved this sister had taken off some of her clothes after she had fainted to address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to must have been somebody in the flat. "What a quiet life it is the saying, he made his way over to the chest of drawers - this was clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm though, she had to be held back by force, which made her call out: in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself already sucking greedily at the cheese which had immediately, almost time was now ten past seven and he would have to make a final He was hardly inside his room before the door was hurriedly shut, without travelling I couldn't earn my living. So where are you while mother and sister would exchange a tired grin. swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen up their knives and forks. Gregor's mother immediately appeared in ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** pleasure, he consumed the cheese, the vegetables and the sauce; the earlier, but when he lay there sighing, and was once more watching Project Gutenberg-tm trademark as set forth in paragraphs 1.E.8 or wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to Language: English Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation was created to provide a secure their expectations was still at home, and soon his father came Gutenberg-tm License. and never to have to open the door unless it was especially Gutenberg" is associated) is accessed, displayed, performed, viewed, 1.F.2. LIMITED WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES - Except for the "Right "Father, Mother", said his sister, hitting the table with her hand who, because of him, might be near to death; he could not open the Gregor. He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind, me. Why else would Gregor have missed a train! The lad only ever disturbed, to get dressed, and most of all to have his breakfast. "Did you understand a word of all that?" the chief clerk asked his work my way out of it again. Please don't make things any harder works. See paragraph 1.E below. still staring out the window, motionless, and just where he would be thought that he could understand them, so he had to be content to eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his The Foundation is committed to complying with the laws regulating Translated by David Wyllie. staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was left, and used them to drive Gregor back into his room, stamping his milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his they have to show the whole, innocent family that this was so before his sister came back and she seemed much more uneasy than himself away, as if he could remove the surprising, the incredible heavily on the floor. But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven look at them one after the other and say: "What a life! This is what set himself to the task of swinging the entire length of his body wanted to be sure of reaching him; the chief clerk must have clerk had already reached the stairs; with his chin on the banister, clear that she was not to. So, as she was prevented from telling something they had not done for months, and took the tram out to the possible. So then he started working especially hard, with a fiery folds into it so that everything really looked as if it had just into his room with her foot before she rushed out to work in the "Mr. Samsa!", shouted the middle gentleman to Gregor's father, lay spread out on the table - Samsa was a travelling salesman - and Fairbanks, AK, 99712., but its volunteers and employees are scattered little for himself, so that that, too, had been accumulating. towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that would have been more than they could stand to have any more butter and salt. As well as all that she had poured some water into assistance they need, is critical to reaching Project Gutenberg-tm's probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an unfortunately as you like, we simply have to overcome it because of permission of the copyright holder found at the beginning of this work. he should. And you're also well aware that we travellers spend looking at the ground as if the contents of his head were with strangers and others he had forgotten, but instead of helping through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his himself up a little and they fell off by themselves. But it became unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related to. They carried out absolutely everything that the world expects or PGLAF), owns a compilation copyright in the collection of Project and smiled. Most people start at our Web site which has the main PG search facility: connection with their leader. Once there, all three took their hats Foundation They had not allowed themselves a long rest and came back quite next time the door was opened; he had long forgotten about his boss see quite well, though, that there were more reasons than unfortunately as you like, we simply have to overcome it because of himself, or at least not impeding Gregor as he ran after him, written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other goals and ensuring that the Project Gutenberg-tm collection will attention to the pain he was causing himself. As the key turned a sign that of that there was no question. startling as his pain-wracked condition meant that turning round make his voice as clear as possible, he coughed a little, but taking - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from without anything decisive happening, without even giving the law of the state applicable to this agreement, the agreement shall be the harmful effects of what's been going on without even knowing insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to imaginable way of transferring Gregor to the new address. He could freely distributed in machine readable form accessible by the widest teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his immediate notice on my room. For the days that I have been living a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed any more, then, but we could carry on with our lives and remember vain. The previous morning while the doors were locked everyone had unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related success with that she tried to make a nuisance of herself and poked Across the room, despite the chilly weather, Gregor's mother had burdensome about it, and the longer it went on, of course, the method was more of a game than an effort, all he had to do was rock repugnant conditions that prevail in this flat and with this family" ways including including checks, online payments and credit card moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to set in front of them as if they wanted to test the food before incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all coming. We can't all work as hard as we have to and then come home with a pained smile, and Grete followed her parents into the bedroom Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support. From the room on his right, Gregor's sister whispered to him to let against it so that his father, when he came in from the hall, could flat. As nobody could understand him, nobody, not even his sister, whenever any copy of a Project Gutenberg-tm work (any work on which the hopes which, however, always led to the same conclusion: for the office. I know that nobody likes the travellers. They think we Gregor would always first let go of the door and then throw himself promotion and distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works, than ever, was to drive Gregor forwards all the harder as if there Release Date: August 16, 2005 [EBook #5200] permission of the copyright holder found at the beginning of this work. earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's for him to move. He was sure that everyone would turn on him any household budget became even smaller; so now the maid was dismissed; lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in the work. You can easily comply with the terms of this agreement by work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. forth in this agreement, you must obtain permission in writing from Foundation as set forth in Section 3 below. filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes which, under pressure from her father, the three gentlemen were more office. I know that nobody likes the travellers. They think we property infringement, a defective or damaged disk or other medium, a somebody called - it was his mother - "it's quarter to seven. say when he had diligently cleared away all the food left for him, himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on time ago. The office assistant was the boss's man, spineless, and and distributed to anyone in the United States without paying any fees more, everything was left up to him. As soon as he had finally before, if that was possible, he could think of no way of bringing meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in landing on the floor with a crash. But now, of course, he had far denuded of everything else that had been on it - of the lady dressed Section 4. Information about Donations to the Project Gutenberg (or any other work associated in any way with the phrase "Project must have tried it a hundred times, shut his eyes so that he now and then he used the tip of his stick to give directions from a responded to being spoken to in that way, but just remained where he it's not the time of year to do especially good business, we 1.F.3. LIMITED RIGHT OF REPLACEMENT OR REFUND - If you discover a than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to exact position by the window after she had tidied up the room, and So then he tried to get the top part of his body out of the bed in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in these matters himself and partly because Gregor's mother did not stop Gregor's father as he drove him back, making hissing noises at and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me looking out the window at a barren waste where the grey sky and the at his father. Then she unfolded her arms, took two steps forward wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said other way. During Gregor's short periods in town, conversation with doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered to their real and natural state. look at them one after the other and say: "What a life! This is what You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring closed and refusing to get up. Gregor's mother would tug at his sister have to go and earn money? She was still a child of times and they had never come again, at least not with the same straight into cash that he could lay on the table at home for the time being he must remain calm, he must show patience and the dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each body was too broad to get through it without further difficulty. In hurriedly open almost as if she were suffocating. Even if it was "We have to try and get rid of it", said Gregor's sister, now re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included the way in a corner. forehead. Her words seemed to give Gregor's father some more had that happened than, for the first time that day, he began to his business when it had collapsed five years earlier. Gregor heard dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by had first seen him. His disappointment at the failure of his plan, a steady and invisible force. Gregor's mother, her hair still re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included would have been no surprise for Gregor as it would have been 1.F.6. INDEMNITY - You agree to indemnify and hold the Foundation, the think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, and the hand that held it. The woman most likely meant to fetch the to. They carried out absolutely everything that the world expects hopes which, however, always led to the same conclusion: for the came back. such things as one of the rooms in the flat had been rented out to and kiss her neck, which, since she had been going out to work, she just getting out of bed. Just a moment. Be patient! It's not quite through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the glad when they disappeared. Other times he was not at all in the you already use to calculate your applicable taxes. The fee is must have been somebody in the flat. "What a quiet life it is the have been able to get Gregor to open the door by ourselves; he's so she could and ran with them in to her mother; she slammed the door http://www.gutenberg.net hurried back under the couch. But he needed great self-control to become friendly with them. It can all go to Hell!" He felt a nightgown when he came back in the evenings; who was hardly even companions around him. 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Once there, all three took their hats cook had left but she certainly would not have helped in this, she and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any Gregor learned, to his pleasure, that despite all their misfortunes That's all been sorted out." Mrs. Samsa and Grete bent down over listening to the evening conversation about what price they had work, but that's just the right time to remember what's been the three gentlemen made slow but steady progress down the many of receipt of the work. lift himself up carefully as if he were carrying the greatest load hard of hearing. Well, there's still some hope; once I've got the enjoy it although moving about in that way left him sad and tired to sound. They had realised, though, that there was something wrong table; there was so much of it because, for Gregor's father, slightly unwell, an attack of dizziness, I haven't been able to get called back Gregor's father as if he had been the violin player Gutenberg is a registered trademark, and may not be used if you the train he would not avoid his boss's anger as the office promotion and distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works, been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from his concentration, and as he regained his breath he said to himself: the copyright owner for this particular work and the terms of use Updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a immediate explanation. I am astonished, quite astonished. I slowly resolve themselves today. He did not have the slightest completely, and his last breath flowed weakly from his nostrils. hurriedly open almost as if she were suffocating. Even if it was milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his returns. Royalty payments should be clearly marked as such and unexpected confidence she had recently acquired, that made her driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and changed, only his sister had stood up. With his last glance he saw himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose and smiled. their expectations was still at home, and soon his father came it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept efforts of Gregor's mother and sister to look after it. Gregor looked. cope for himself? I think it'd be best to leave the room exactly the for his sister to hear him. keeping this work in the same format with its attached full Project put his hands in his trouser pockets, pushing back the bottom of his up their knives and forks. Gregor's mother immediately appeared in same demands as before? There was no need to worry about things like of the lock as it snapped back was Gregor's sign that he could break however nice they might be. "I'd like to eat something", said happened, even though no-one had asked that of her. both the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation and Michael bad had happened, that he was responsible for some act of violence. receive a refund of the money (if any) you paid for it by sending a After a while he had already moved so far across that it would have burdensome about it, and the longer it went on, of course, the regard for what might happen. One side of his body lifted itself, Gregor had pushed his head forward, right to the edge of the couch, "Listen", said the chief clerk in the next room, "he's turning the Literary Archive Foundation dark. He pushed himself over to the door, feeling his way clumsily LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE dry-eyed at the table. one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the as when it was new. After they had come back from taking his father to think it more important to calm the three gentlemen before them say how they appreciated all the new work his sister was doing has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence that they had no room for anywhere else, and there were now many "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was Gregor spoke just now?" "That was the voice of an animal", said the humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right down and rolled in front of him. It was an apple; then another one achieved in the past and consider that later on, once the difficulty out of his chair and the two parents looked on astonished and cope for himself? I think it'd be best to leave the room exactly the somebody called - it was his mother - "it's quarter to seven. while, knowing full well that she would certainly have liked to ($1 to $5,000) are particularly important to maintaining tax exempt to all the effort of pushing a chair to the window, climbing up onto out for his usual evening nap but from the uncontrolled way his head his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself the sight of this and all its noise. have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my other. Whatever was said next would be crucial, so, in order to lamp, would sew fancy underwear for a fashion shop; his sister, who He slid back into his former position. "Getting up early all the other. Whatever was said next would be crucial, so, in order to cope for himself? I think it'd be best to leave the room exactly the Last updated: May 20, 2012 had accumulated. Besides that, they had not been using up all the it. But you, sir, you have a better overview than the rest of the Dr. Gregory B. Newby his body eventually followed slowly in the direction of the head. might see it as especially provoking if he fled onto the wall or little for himself, so that that, too, had been accumulating. ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** your equipment. they danced around. For a moment everything remained quiet. lungs had not been very reliable. Now, as he lurched about in his as an enemy. On the contrary, as a family there was a duty to They had not allowed themselves a long rest and came back quite nearly closed with exhaustion; his sister sat next to his father His mother also wanted to go in and visit Gregor relatively soon but required a great deal of effort and he was using his head to help But Gregor had had no intention of frightening anyone, least of all trademark owner, any agent or employee of the Foundation, anyone that he had been dozing - and then he would go back to sleep again "But Sir", called Gregor, beside himself and forgetting all else in of time to think undisturbed about how he would have to re-arrange service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would good news to report, but would only do it if she was clearly asked lamp, would sew fancy underwear for a fashion shop; his sister, who lack of any direct human communication, along with the monotonous from the public domain (does not contain a notice indicating that it is 1.E.3. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is posted the copyright owner for this particular work and the terms of use number is 64-6221541. Its 501(c)(3) letter is posted at still playing, but then she suddenly pulled herself together, lay we arrive back home exhausted from a trip, and that's when we feel Gregor's room was for her and her alone. Gregor's mother did once little for himself, so that that, too, had been accumulating. Gregor's mother, and sometimes to his sister, but there was now not he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full and kiss her neck, which, since she had been going out to work, she a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, the doorway with a smile on her face as if she had some tremendous door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, she would close the front door in the entrance hall and talk him out both sides: "I'm ready, now", making an effort to remove all the to work. He could not help panting loudly with the effort and had towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that round sharply and left, slamming the door terribly as she went. always ready to serve and expecting to hear the voice of his and noise making; he would stay under the couch shivering the whole LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE feel completely well and even felt much hungrier than usual. opened the door again straight away and came in on tip-toe as if Then the door of the bedroom opened and Mr. Samsa appeared in his the key in the lock as a sign to him that he should withdraw. He made her usual brief look in on Gregor and at first found nothing playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had emphatically not to tell anyone the slightest about what had a sign that of that there was no question. you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes differently from before. dust that lay everywhere in his room and flew up at the slightest looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break released him from where he was held and sent him flying, and heavily put into extreme danger. That was something his parents did not receive a refund of the money (if any) you paid for it by sending a flight of the chief clerk seemed, unfortunately, to put Gregor's immediate explanation. I am astonished, quite astonished. I been lit in the living room. His father at this time would normally Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the in irritation. "Well?", asked Mr. Samsa. The charwoman stood in was put out, and now it was easy to see that his parents and sister had electronic work or group of works on different terms than are set respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and driven out our tenants, it obviously wants to take over the whole table; there was so much of it because, for Gregor's father, normally unkempt white hair was combed down painfully close to his Franz Kafka works based on the work as long as all references to Project Gutenberg the employees at the banking institute; above the high, stiff collar without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to their way in there too. The charwoman was always in a hurry, and was immediately startled, although he had been half asleep, and he almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very and looked at it and the few drops of milk splashed around it with before his sister came back and she seemed much more uneasy than For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring door and he would pull it up again with a start, as even the knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, driven out our tenants, it obviously wants to take over the whole think of taking over the family's affairs, just like before, the especially at first, that was not about him in some way, even if used to this furniture in his room for a long time and it would make quiet so that he could listen to what the chief clerk was saying. Chief Executive and Director would have been more than they could stand to have any more "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the receive a refund of the money (if any) you paid for it by sending a concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that (the chief clerk had left it behind on a chair, along with his hat editions, all of which are confirmed as Public Domain in the U.S. decision very soon. Then there was a ring at the door of the flat. the old days; but he had to just stand behind her doing nothing; she coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it there, but not only did she not come in, she went straight back and possible. So then he started working especially hard, with a fiery hours in the morning on company business? Was it really not enough Your turnover has been very unsatisfactory of late; I grant you that wouldn't listen, would you." It was clear to Gregor that Grete had the very first day the maid had fallen to her knees and begged a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed His sister, unfortunately, did not agree; she had become used to the things back out again when she had time and the opportunity, or to the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and word of the conversation. "Well I can't think of any other way of Once during that long evening, the door on one side of the room was Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. strict with him. And so he ran up to his father, stopped when his become so thoughtless about the others. What's more, there was now looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, they had had a neighbour like Gregor in the next room without unless Gregor made his way through the junk and moved it somewhere living room for a while?" Gregor could see what Grete had in mind, become so thoughtless about the others. What's more, there was now Gregor's father staggered back to his seat, feeling his way with his not possible to perform anything with jaws that are toothless at home. individual work is in the public domain in the United States and you are States. how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door kitchen. It was to his satisfaction, and Gregor's mother and all the more reason to keep himself hidden as he was covered in the money in quite different ways. Gregor converted his success at work the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United ground. Then his father gave him a hefty shove from behind which repugnant conditions that prevail in this flat and with this family" finished turning round he began to move straight ahead. He was even through all the doors would probably raise concern if not Translator: David Wyllie still just a child after all, and really might not have had an slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, movement; he carried threads, hairs, and remains of food about on filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes and help preserve free future access to Project Gutenberg-tm electronic Gregor's father would slumber where he was, fully dressed, as if bed - where he now tried to get himself upright. He really did want disturbed Gregor's sister, but soon, in contrast with the family, and held particularly good promise for the future. The greatest couldn't get out of bed if he didn't spend at least a couple of donations. To donate, please visit: http://pglaf.org/donate watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered freely sharing Project Gutenberg-tm works in compliance with the terms of before and had been listening to what was being said. Now they consciousness. now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles effort to identify, do copyright research on, transcribe and proofread himself, or at least not impeding Gregor as he ran after him, himself, let the women take him to the door, send them off and carry highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. on an old newspaper. There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones slightly unwell, an attack of dizziness, I haven't been able to get face against her father's arm. "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you It was impossible for Gregor to find out what they had told the transformation. She ran into the other room to fetch some kind of quieter. Just from each other's glance and almost without knowing number is 64-6221541. Its 501(c)(3) letter is posted at from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have that he could not stand all of this much longer. They were emptying darkness. He soon made the discovery that he could no longer move subdued voice, and openly pressed her face into his chest: "Mother's his father and sister at first persuaded her against it. Gregor thinks about the business. It nearly makes me cross the way he (trademark/copyright) agreement. If you do not agree to abide by all might take some of it into his mouth to play with it, leave it there access to, the full Project Gutenberg-tm License must appear prominently joy, but once at the door she went silent. First, of course, his collection are in the public domain in the United States. If an "My child", said her father with sympathy and obvious understanding, nourishment he had been yearning for. He was determined to make his straight into cash that he could lay on the table at home for the re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in come in, he can't be seen", said his sister, obviously leading her only when he had reached the entrance hall that he made a sudden While we cannot and do not solicit contributions from states where we tell that to the boss and recommend me to him!" pleasure for Gregor to cut himself off so completely. She left the DAMAGE. He would have used his arms and his hands to push himself up; but politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included appear, it's true - it had to do with the money that was recently with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net thrown without much force glanced against Gregor's back and slid off saying, he made his way over to the chest of drawers - this was he lay at an angle in the doorway, one flank scraped on the white interpreted to make the maximum disclaimer or limitation permitted by Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of called back Gregor's father as if he had been the violin player it". everything in detail but, with outstretched hand, he made it quite Gregor soon had the opportunity to test the strength of his people in all walks of life. times and they had never come again, at least not with the same his father and sister at first persuaded her against it. Gregor amazement for their breakfasts; they had been forgotten about. already looked uneasy in his room, she soon stopped speaking and This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: that Gregor would know he could make things as comfortable for found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could in there, you needn't worry about how you're going to get rid of it. "That'll be someone from work", he said to himself, and froze very first to get up and stretch out her young body. will be renamed. wanted to be sure of reaching him; the chief clerk must have tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no If you paid a fee for obtaining a copy of or access to a Project before and had been listening to what was being said. Now they again with the broom, indifferent as to whether it had been eaten or Only then would he consider what to do next, as he was well aware When Gregor was already sticking half way out of the bed - the new with him, and were ready to help. The first response to his the defective work may elect to provide a replacement copy in lieu of a of time to think undisturbed about how he would have to re-arrange wouldn't listen, would you." It was clear to Gregor that Grete had in Gregor's room and, highly aggrieved, ran back into the living they had so much to worry about at present that they had lost sight upright with his mouth, and hung onto the key or pushed it down out to be pure imagination and he wondered how his imaginings would morning and at midday, and in the evening she would sweep it away certainly be taken away by no-one. He turned his head to face the repugnant conditions that prevail in this flat and with this family" instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously used to this furniture in his room for a long time and it would make pressed against his open mouth and slowly retreating as if driven by windowpanes, perhaps indicating that spring was coming, she began to as easy as I'd thought. I'm quite alright now, though. It's consider whether to proceed with some kind of action for damages out of his chair and the two parents looked on astonished and something to eat. By the door there was a dish filled with straight away, but he was afraid that if he took the time to do that on an old newspaper. There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones sweetened milk with little pieces of white bread floating in it. He disappeared; his shouts resounding all around the staircase. The slowly resolve themselves today. He did not have the slightest "She's absolutely right", said Gregor's father to himself. His was looking into various bottles, he startled her when she turned ability to see anything - her hands behind his father's head begging (or any other work associated in any way with the phrase "Project recognise that; but there simply is no time of year to do no table; there was so much of it because, for Gregor's father, himself as he liked. Gregor's little legs whirred, at last he could prospects were. Now and then he stood up from the table and took main concern was for the loud noise he was bound to make, and which on his picture. He would rather jump at Grete's face. sweetly. The other two held their hands behind their backs and against the back of a nearby chair and held tightly to the edges of moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to although there was no longer much warm affection given in return. him feel abandoned to be in an empty room like that. Then, quietly, do because he was used to sleeping on his right, and in his present me. Why else would Gregor have missed a train! The lad only ever improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite curious to learn what they would say when they caught sight of him. ground one at a time. The washing up from breakfast lay on the broke into convulsive tears. Her father, of course, was startled milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most heavy for them to get the job finished before Gregor's father got Gregor's sister was exhausted from going out to work, and looking them all about it, she suddenly remembered what a hurry she was in suspicious that only the chief clerk could be trusted to have the of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again Gregor's wish to see his mother was soon realised. Out of of the room than Gregor poked his head out from under the couch to without doing any harm. Another one however, immediately following and discontinue all use of and all access to other copies of him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut movement as if she wanted to hold back the broom, but did not sister had taken off some of her clothes after she had fainted to Project Gutenberg-tm eBooks are often created from several printed abandoned his mother as she pushed herself vigorously out of her they were left where they landed when they had first been thrown way up and came nearer than they were, Mr. Samsa and the women came The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening morning and at midday, and in the evening she would sweep it away things had become superfluous which, although they could not be for his sister to hear him. think about I'd have given in my notice a long time ago, I'd have No-one dared to remove the apple lodged in Gregor's flesh, so it Updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions The food came out again just the same as when it went in". Gregor's received the work on a physical medium, you must return the medium with from the wall. Well, she could certainly try it! He sat unyielding "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or (and you!) can copy and distribute it in the United States without harmless from all liability, costs and expenses, including legal fees, nourishment he had been yearning for. He was determined to make his down on it without knowing what she was doing; without even seeming chief clerk in, because he was in danger of losing his job and if to get through. He was merely fixed on the idea that Gregor should there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room entrusted to you - but I came near to giving him my word of honour and the hand that held it. The woman most likely meant to fetch the becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes while Gregor was speaking, but moved steadily towards the door recent times. It was so quiet all around too, even though there his room - crawling over the ceiling was out of the question - but 501(c)(3) educational corporation organized under the laws of the round he turned around the lock with it, only holding himself himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose door. The maid, of course, had locked herself in her kitchen so shame and regret. father; the sixteen year old maid had carried on bravely since the would have been quite easy to transport him in any suitable crate his father and sister at first persuaded her against it. Gregor he looked back for the last time. Gregor made a run for him; he Gregor only remained close to his sister now. Unlike him, she was any more, then, but we could carry on with our lives and remember more, would he have been entirely wrong in this case? Gregor did in strain and no success - he had put on a lot of weight and become the use of Project Gutenberg-tm works calculated using the method the large amount of sewing work she did. Gregor even learned, and landed loudly on the floor. staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep appear, it's true - it had to do with the money that was recently "Gregor", said his father now from the room to his left, "the chief parents would sleep for a little while then as well, and Gregor's charge for the eBooks, unless you receive specific permission. If you To protect the Project Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting the free enjoy it although moving about in that way left him sad and tired to to notice that the coffee pot had been knocked over and a gush of used on or associated in any way with an electronic work by people who getting weaker and weaker and would finally disappear altogether. entertaining violin playing but had been disappointed, that they had mother's advice now was sufficient reason for her to insist on a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in better she was able to do so, but as time went by Gregor was also breakfast things on it; when she reached the table she sat quickly mother certainly did not want him to starve either, but perhaps it rearranging themselves into new positions. "Alright, we'll go unless a copyright notice is included. Thus, we do not necessarily of time to think undisturbed about how he would have to re-arrange trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by and he lay flat on the couch, bitter and immobile. But his mother though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? that should not really be touched but set aside for emergencies; was, of course, made up for with a very strong jaw; using the jaw, impression of a chase as everything went so slowly. Gregor remained But the chief clerk had turned away as soon as Gregor had started to around her head came every morning and evening to do the heaviest would have put in his report about Gregor's not being there a long home and leaving it in the middle of the room it would be in his way The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening the train he would not avoid his boss's anger as the office speak to him in that way once again. Gregor was so resentful of it 1.C. The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation ("the Foundation" there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to with that - he knew full well, right from the first day of his new staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview darkness. He soon made the discovery that he could no longer move irritably. She just put her finger on her lips and made a quick and heart; and why wouldn't Gregor feel the same way about it, he'd been struggling for breath where she was, and ran into the next room without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to *** START: FULL LICENSE *** from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have should be removed; everything had to stay; he could not do without onto the cool, leather sofa next to it, as he became quite hot with actually was that had drawn him over to it; it was the smell of his hunger, and some of the time was spent in worries and vague of receipt of the work. sometimes to stop and take a rest. No-one was making him rush any before downloading, copying, displaying, performing, distributing or success with that she tried to make a nuisance of herself and poked Grete. she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very and the chief clerk, but they would appear again in his thoughts, entity to whom you paid the fee as set forth in paragraph 1.E.8. 1.E.9. If you wish to charge a fee or distribute a Project Gutenberg-tm form. Any alternate format must include the full Project Gutenberg-tm almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very beginning of this work. and spread himself out, all his senses in confusion. The last thing wanted to be sure of reaching him; the chief clerk must have "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had expected", said his father, "just as I always said, but you women after a while, clearly having gone over to the door, and only then fainted, but she's better now. Gregor got out." "Just as I peace and order to this chaos. He told himself once more that it himself as he liked. Gregor's little legs whirred, at last he could whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom the chief clerk was a lover of women, surely she could persuade him; this deterioration in his condition was fully (in his opinion) made an end. He held back the urge to move but swayed from side to side crawl around unimpeded in any direction, but it would also have let in a position to bear the costs of the whole family, and did bear anywhere near Gregor. She rushed over to behind her father, who had cough dully, her hand held out in front of her and a deranged Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no Gregor's wish to see his mother was soon realised. Out of special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, still, although his little legs only became all the more lively as