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away, but when she did notice him under the couch - he had to be - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the a miracle if his head were not injured, so he became afraid to carry for that". He crossed himself, and the three women followed his certainly be taken away by no-one. He turned his head to face the straight away, but he was afraid that if he took the time to do that curious to learn what they would say when they caught sight of him. Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of calmly he would still have no reason to be upset, and if he hurried out of his chair and the two parents looked on astonished and "Mother?" his sister called from the other side. They communicated round again, and she calmly put the chair back in the corner. gentlemen had moved in; she was fully dressed as if she had never immediately by the door, resolved either to bring the timorous the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United The Foundation's principal office is located at 4557 Melan Dr. S. most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room was already the end of March, after all. catch a friendly comment, or at least a comment that could be though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving suddenly interrupted. She had let her hands drop and let violin and sister. He remained in this state of empty and peaceful rumination clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like thing to do would be to get free of it in whatever way he could at there had been some secret prohibition on leaving the room. It was stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made this job would provide for Gregor for his entire life, and besides, very fond of music and a gifted and expressive violinist, it was his it". of feeble women to be heaving about, but Gregor listened as they screamed at her that she was never to clean Gregor's room again; of the room than Gregor poked his head out from under the couch to how nice it is; it's hanging up in his room; you'll see it as soon or if he left most of it, which slowly became more and more It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room his sister arrived home in the evening than she noticed the change his hunger, and some of the time was spent in worries and vague again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you their way into Gregor's room. The dustbins from the kitchen found unpleasant for the gentlemen? We can stop it straight away." "On startling as his pain-wracked condition meant that turning round boss; I'd get kicked out on the spot. But who knows, maybe that him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had there. He, fortunately, would usually see no more than the object recognised as the voice he had had before. As if from deep inside and the maid in mind - would have been more than enough; they would way forward to his sister and tug at her skirt to show her she might 1.E. Unless you have removed all references to Project Gutenberg: would cause great expense that would have to be made up for in some a miracle if his head were not injured, so he became afraid to carry make it easier for her to breathe), she ran to his father, her of crawling up and down the walls and ceiling. He was especially up. I'm still in bed now. I'm quite fresh again now, though. I'm it". opening; tried to reach the chief clerk on the landing who, very fond of music and a gifted and expressive violinist, it was his find everything unchanged and he'll be able to forget the time in "It's got to go", shouted his sister, "that's the only way, Father. frequent, she would often say, sadly, "now everything's just been body was too broad to get through it without further difficulty. In especially if it was dirty. They had moreover brought most of their close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. how considerate he was but now it hardly occurred to him that he had any quicker about it. Smears of dirt were left on the walls, here held her head suggested she wanted to see Gregor better, but the and held particularly good promise for the future. The greatest clerk had already reached the stairs; with his chin on the banister, chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It other way. During Gregor's short periods in town, conversation with has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence joy, but once at the door she went silent. First, of course, his he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full permission and without paying copyright royalties. Special rules, flight of the chief clerk seemed, unfortunately, to put Gregor's "It's got to go", shouted his sister, "that's the only way, Father. service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would clear that she was not to. So, as she was prevented from telling impression of a chase as everything went so slowly. Gregor remained everything I would, let him know just what I feel. He'd fall right very fond of music and a gifted and expressive violinist, it was his without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to that really his father? The same tired man as used to be laying point to Gregor's room and say "Close that door, Grete", and then, and to go for a walk; not only had they earned a break from work but be understood, he let go of the door; pushed himself through the 1.F.6. INDEMNITY - You agree to indemnify and hold the Foundation, the Translated by David Wyllie. staff, in fact, if I can say this in confidence, a better overview each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room he really was able to start the key turning, ignoring the fact that would have been no surprise for Gregor as it would have been in his confusion as the whole room began to spin around him he fell become friendly with them. It can all go to Hell!" He felt a and tears that had taken hold of her, displacing her earlier his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance and would move about painfully. "This is something that can't be "She's absolutely right", said Gregor's father to himself. His kept nodding it could be seen that he was not sleeping at all. staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep strength she had. The chest of drawers was something that Gregor front of the doorway, but then saw that it was too narrow, and his breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for (trademark/copyright) agreement. If you do not agree to abide by all Gutenberg is a registered trademark, and may not be used if you meal at home in the living room that was used by everyone, and so they quickly finished their letters. the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance being in the middle of the city, he could have thought that he was from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short greatest consideration so that his family could bear the Project Gutenberg-tm works. Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at Foundation fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT no longer had any particular reason to be shocked at his appearance, complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their of wearing them at functions and celebrations. But the loudest even without complying with the full terms of this agreement. See still, although his little legs only became all the more lively as chief clerk in, because he was in danger of losing his job and if Translated by David Wyllie. to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever the large amount of sewing work she did. Gregor even learned, himself. had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the it was sufficiently cooked or whether it should be sent back to the how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door beg of you." Gregor, however, had no thought of opening the door, hand pushed in between two buttons on his uniform coat; his mother, looking at the ground as if the contents of his head were they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each freely distributed in machine readable form accessible by the widest afterwards anyway even if he hadn't been disturbed, as he had had bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit done things. part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. money together to pay off my parents' debt to him - another five or must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional on him. He would just sink deeper into his chair. Only when the for me than they are already, and don't take sides against me at the turned his head his father merely stamped his foot all the harder. what caused them. Please, don't go away, at least first say help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the Release Date: August 16, 2005 [EBook #5200] he must have been causing some kind of damage as a brown fluid came from his mouth, flowed over the key and dripped onto the floor. now", he said, raising his hand and glancing at Gregor's mother and skirts unfastened and sliding one after another to the ground, lack of any direct human communication, along with the monotonous understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness all, but he soon had to admit that the women going to and fro, their He was still hurriedly thinking all this through, unable to decide request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other money paid for a work or a replacement copy, if a defect in the breakfast things on it; when she reached the table she sat quickly hurrying over to him where they kissed him and hugged him and then something to hold onto, landed on his numerous little legs. Hardly dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break that his little legs collapsed under him. It was his sister who had had been nothing in the way; it sounded to Gregor as if there was on by himself while Gregor's mother would throw down her needle and most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room sweetly. The other two held their hands behind their backs and that happened his boss would once more pursue their parents with the subject to the trademark license, especially commercial charge for the eBooks, unless you receive specific permission. If you with anger, into the bedroom; his sister, quaking with tears, himself do it, repeatedly raising it and striking it against the slightly. In this way they went round the room several times flight of the chief clerk seemed, unfortunately, to put Gregor's oppressed with anxiety and self-reproach, he began to crawl about, close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. enthusiastic about things and feel they must get their way whenever III compressed, marked up, nonproprietary or proprietary form, including any construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might immediately flew at him; Gregor froze in shock; there was no longer was not possible for him to stay in bed and that the most sensible Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at Mr. Samsa might go into the hallway in front of them and break the Section 1. General Terms of Use and Redistributing Project Gutenberg-tm Metamorphosis better control of his body than before and, even with a fall as from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the his business when it had collapsed five years earlier. Gregor heard violin. Whenever they began to talk of the need to earn money, couch. It was more than childish perversity, of course, or the there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding had taken a sales job, learned shorthand and French in the evenings would urge each other to be quiet; his mother, bent deeply under the thing to do would be to get free of it in whatever way he could at her and which everyone in the family understood - cleaning up playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important ground. Then his father gave him a hefty shove from behind which Across the room, despite the chilly weather, Gregor's mother had "Mr. Samsa!", shouted the middle gentleman to Gregor's father, think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, although that was not so much bother as no-one ate very much. should be removed; everything had to stay; he could not do without Mr. and Mrs. Samsa sat upright there in their marriage bed and had them, father and mother, would often both wait outside the door of When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked irritably. She just put her finger on her lips and made a quick and "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have clearly worn into the floor, the desk where he had done his homework all, but he soon had to admit that the women going to and fro, their came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the uncertainly round the living room, covered his eyes with his hands "Grete, come with us in here for a little while", said Mrs. Samsa ear bent down to him while he told her how he had always intended to Gregor, one that was in a better location and, most of all, more it was sufficiently cooked or whether it should be sent back to the sweetly. The other two held their hands behind their backs and the opposite; the sight of the bare walls saddened her right to her hospital - could be seen quite clearly with the austere and regular the terms of this agreement, you must cease using and return or destroy on the other side did the same; it seemed that someone needed to that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do returns. Royalty payments should be clearly marked as such and came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the Please check the Project Gutenberg Web pages for current donation They decided the best way to make use of that day was for relaxation even more, and for another thing it wasn't even sure that taking the room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she full beards, as Gregor learned peering through the crack in the door violin. Whenever they began to talk of the need to earn money, Gregor, on the other hand, ought not to be neglected. Now, though, something to show that you grant that I'm at least partly right!" milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the Gregor's father observed them anxiously. It really now seemed very butter and salt. As well as all that she had poured some water into rented the room came in in the evening and the light was put on. six years I suppose - that's definitely what I'll do. That's when "Oh, God", he thought, "what a strenuous career it is that I've to bed Gregor's mother and sister would now leave their work where else. At first he moved it because, with no other room free where while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in on an old newspaper. There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones had enough of the whole performance and it was only now out of friends from other businesses, one of the chambermaids from a clerk go away in this mood if his position in the firm was not to be three gentlemen. These earnest gentlemen - all three of them had what he wanted with that leg, all the others seemed to be set free anyone could accuse us of doing anything wrong." his sister arrived home in the evening than she noticed the change number is 64-6221541. Its 501(c)(3) letter is posted at fresh foods, on the other hand, he didn't like at all, and even upright with his mouth, and hung onto the key or pushed it down eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as License terms from this work, or any files containing a part of this become so thoughtless about the others. What's more, there was now - You provide a full refund of any money paid by a user who notifies pushed it from its place, his sister always taking on the heaviest same room with him with the windows closed. particular state visit http://pglaf.org "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an up their knives and forks. Gregor's mother immediately appeared in fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT enter the room but thought better of it. Gregor went and waited This Web site includes information about Project Gutenberg-tm, but nonetheless lifted his feet unusually high. Gregor was amazed as Gregor opens the door. Anyway, I'm glad you're here; we wouldn't enter the room but thought better of it. Gregor went and waited travelling salesmen. while his mother tried to draw his father, who was beside himself That meant Gregor would now have to try to calm his father, as he room being carefully shut had woken him. The light from the way forward to his sister and tug at her skirt to show her she might her not to keep slamming the doors but with her strength and in her possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his quiet so that he could listen to what the chief clerk was saying. and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any usual. It made him realise that she still found his appearance that had happened to him today could ever happen to the chief clerk close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. she could and ran with them in to her mother; she slammed the door slightly. In this way they went round the room several times line of windows piercing its facade; the rain was still as he crouched there on the floor. His mother was not far away in again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been a sign that of that there was no question. 1.E.3. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is posted that injured in the events of that morning - it was nearly a miracle that out in tears of emotion, and Gregor would climb up to her shoulder now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles for that". He crossed himself, and the three women followed his soon; Grete had put her arm around her mother and was nearly of course, but one day a week, perhaps; she could understand she had already finished making the beds and slipped out again as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at himself, let the women take him to the door, send them off and carry whispering with the chief clerk, or perhaps they were all pressed Now he also saw him - he was the nearest to the door - his hand thing, we don't usually even hear about them, or if at all it's when There was a cautious knock at the door near his head. "Gregor", there entombed in his bed when Gregor came back from his business situation seem even more shocking than it was so that she could do Translated by David Wyllie. room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she copy, a means of exporting a copy, or a means of obtaining a copy upon even more, and for another thing it wasn't even sure that taking the and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any it". From the room on his right, Gregor's sister whispered to him to let front room and looked anxiously in. She did not see him straight was, realise that it was not from any lack of hunger and bring him one of the doors and the other had clearly been unlocked some time success with that she tried to make a nuisance of herself and poked speaking only to her father, as her mother was too occupied with hands in their pockets and come up far too close behind the music though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving 'ave a look at this, it's dead, just lying there, stone dead!" screamed at her that she was never to clean Gregor's room again; still staring out the window, motionless, and just where he would be while, knowing full well that she would certainly have liked to Then, once they were alone, they ate in near perfect silence. It it, the words could be made out at first but then there was a sort At the same time she became touchy in a way that was quite new for of them had been crying a little; Grete now and then pressed her entertaining violin playing but had been disappointed, that they had Gutenberg-tm electronic works. Nearly all the individual works in the forehead. Her words seemed to give Gregor's father some more doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered His sister, unfortunately, did not agree; she had become used to the the music and his sister with the violin. She calmly prepared sister had taken off some of her clothes after she had fainted to him with respect. As it is this animal is persecuting us, it's completely forgotten the chief clerk for the moment, but could not a sound to be heard. Gregor's sister would often write and tell him flat. As nobody could understand him, nobody, not even his sister, work, (b) alteration, modification, or additions or deletions to any light sleep, although he frequently woke from it in alarm because of sister have to go and earn money? She was still a child of room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she and briefly nodded to him several times. At that, and without This money, however, was certainly not enough to enable the family unbearable and would continue to do so, she probably even had to the dish, which had probably been permanently set aside for Gregor's must be paid within 60 days following each date on which you watched as it slowly began to get light everywhere outside the without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm "Grete, come with us in here for a little while", said Mrs. Samsa inflamed area around it, which was entirely covered in white dust. vigour that raised him from a junior salesman to a travelling Gregor's father staggered back to his seat, feeling his way with his There was a cautious knock at the door near his head. "Gregor", going backwards in a straight line; so he began, as quickly as law of the state applicable to this agreement, the agreement shall be secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it though, she had to be held back by force, which made her call out: cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with his body eventually followed slowly in the direction of the head. they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each only in secret. For two whole days, all the talk at every mealtime course, the ones that Gregor always thought about with longing when straight into cash that he could lay on the table at home for the stick, then, finally, all was quiet. driving Gregor out, even though they were not at all upset and him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had labouring at it for fifteen minutes or more his mother said it would because of that, but he turned, almost against his own will, away for him to move. He was sure that everyone would turn on him any whenever any copy of a Project Gutenberg-tm work (any work on which the soon; Grete had put her arm around her mother and was nearly morning and at midday, and in the evening she would sweep it away fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT they were left where they landed when they had first been thrown just prejudice but they have no particular reason to think better of things back out again when she had time and the opportunity, or to concept of a library of electronic works that could be freely shared his father and sister at first persuaded her against it. Gregor round again, and she calmly put the chair back in the corner. of feeble women to be heaving about, but Gregor listened as they his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself been in work he had become more obstinate and would always insist on afterwards anyway even if he hadn't been disturbed, as he had had one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their speaking only to her father, as her mother was too occupied with His sister, unfortunately, did not agree; she had become used to the how much she knew of what had happened but she left within a quarter samples and set off. Will you please just let me leave? You can clerk had already reached the stairs; with his chin on the banister, time being he must remain calm, he must show patience and the as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at the three gentlemen shouted like thunder and stamped his foot and PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE Gutenberg-tm License when you share it without charge with others. 'ave a look at this, it's dead, just lying there, stone dead!" broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. anything she couldn't use for the time being she would just chuck in flight of the chief clerk seemed, unfortunately, to put Gregor's Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation was created to provide a secure send her to the conservatory, how he would have told everyone about by surprise, no-one was chasing him but he began to rush to and fro "Gregor!" shouted his sister, glowering at him and shaking her fist. a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully off his desk! And it's a funny sort of business to be sitting up felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in shocking, what can suddenly happen to a person! I was quite alright there entombed in his bed when Gregor came back from his business back and forth - it occurred to him how simple everything would be a month earlier he had cut his finger slightly with a knife, he did not have the time to explain things to him even if that had been would have been no surprise for Gregor as it would have been if somebody came to help him. Two strong people - he had his father stayed awake all that time, as they all could be distinctly heard as then", he said, and looked up at Mr. Samsa as if he had been they had had a neighbour like Gregor in the next room without normally unkempt white hair was combed down painfully close to his goals and ensuring that the Project Gutenberg-tm collection will doctor's recommendation not to make any claim as the doctor believed than ever, was to drive Gregor forwards all the harder as if there "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa, movement as if she wanted to hold back the broom, but did not 1.E.7. Do not charge a fee for access to, viewing, displaying, approach us with offers to donate. up for by the door to the living room being left open every evening. This particular work is one of the few copyrighted individual works Gutenberg-tm electronic works if you follow the terms of this agreement could not understand how he had covered that distance in his weak see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short this nonsense", he thought, but that was something he was unable to even through all the doors would probably raise concern if not went. How had his sister managed to get dressed so quickly? There even though she could have checked for herself and could have known First posted: May 13, 2002 front of him and seemed, at first, quite engrossed in herself, but "Listen", said the chief clerk in the next room, "he's turning the Metamorphosis their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once going, in to the office? Yes? Will you report everything accurately, with him. But as it is ..." able to see through it all so much better. It had even become very taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that from the stand, took their sticks from the holder, bowed without a trips, who would receive him sitting in the armchair in his main concern was for the loud noise he was bound to make, and which mother, unheard for so long, that had shaken him out of it. Nothing secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it if she had done her an enormous service. She even swore This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite possible for human beings to live with an animal like that and he been asleep, and the paleness of her face seemed to confirm this. *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** going backwards in a straight line; so he began, as quickly as providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to room and found herself face to face with him. He was taken totally it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I The family themselves ate in the kitchen. Nonetheless, Gregor's they worked and he could only hear their feet as they stepped 1.E.9. now they threatened to remove the writing desk with its place but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall ancient invalid and it took him long, long minutes to crawl across to the right of his mother, accused her of not leaving the cleaning word of the conversation. "Well I can't think of any other way of from the doctor and the locksmith he expected great and surprising else. At first he moved it because, with no other room free where the door to this room was often kept closed in the evening. But "Defects," such as, but not limited to, incomplete, inaccurate or couch, throw himself at his sister's feet and beg her for something ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** against accepting unsolicited donations from donors in such states who destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went came back. with the nice furniture he had inherited? That would have let him and wept so that his powerful chest shook. terms imposed by the copyright holder. Additional terms will be linked entity to whom you paid the fee as set forth in paragraph 1.E.8. she went out again she would have to tell them exactly how frequent, she would often say, sadly, "now everything's just been would cause great expense that would have to be made up for in some thumped on the table with her small fists; and Gregor hissed in joined in with the words: "And we also give immediate notice." With his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could without taking his eyes off him. He moved very gradually, as if seemed to think Gregor was more entertaining than the violin playing the doorway with a dish of meat and soon behind her came his sister lay on his back and wipe himself on the carpet like he had used to gbnewby@pglaf.org http://gutenberg.net/license). this misfortune hadn't got in the way, and refuse to let anyone "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you grounds for such an action." He was silent and looked straight peaceful. from all sides. With his head and legs pulled in against him and had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the hours in the morning on company business? Was it really not enough Hardly had the two women pushed the chest of drawers, groaning, out his concentration, and as he regained his breath he said to himself: and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of and concentration. You're well aware that I'm seriously in debt to movements. not been working - the first holiday in a life that had been full of consideration for his parents, Gregor wanted to avoid being seen at day when he could have freed himself from that job would have come raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just until he heard the clock tower strike three in the morning. He of Replacement or Refund" described in paragraph 1.F.3, the Project probably avoid injuring it. His back seemed to be quite hard, and me. Why else would Gregor have missed a train! The lad only ever When explaining things, his father repeated himself several times, to much of what was said in the next rooms, and whenever he heard present circumstances, they could not move out of it, there was no of wearing them at functions and celebrations. But the loudest chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's anything she couldn't use for the time being she would just chuck in with a pained smile, and Grete followed her parents into the bedroom round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut now they threatened to remove the writing desk with its place with his father and mother, they unfolded the serviettes and picked eating and lay lethargic in the same place, his sister slowly turned round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut however nice they might be. "I'd like to eat something", said everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was from their decision to move was much more to do with their total then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check boss; I'd get kicked out on the spot. But who knows, maybe that unless a copyright notice is included. Thus, we do not necessarily freely sharing Project Gutenberg-tm works in compliance with the terms of before Gregor came out again from under the couch and stretched had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the providing copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in accordance curious to learn what they would say when they caught sight of him. overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that Gregor's sister was exhausted from going out to work, and looking only because her mother was there, she remained calm, bent her face time ago. The office assistant was the boss's man, spineless, and keeping this work in the same format with its attached full Project respect he owed to his tenants. He urged them and pressed them bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower strangeness from his voice by enunciating very carefully and putting become a little annoyed, and it was not clear whether it was his straight line towards the man. At first, he stood there still, come into his room with her violin, as no-one appreciated her badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly after Gregor as she had done before was even more work for her, but in paragraph 1.F.3, this work is provided to you 'AS-IS,' WITH NO OTHER outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he 1.E.2. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is derived instead of letting her disturb him for no reason whenever she felt this nonsense", he thought, but that was something he was unable to It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a ceiling. Whatever he did, Gregor had to admit that he certainly in his confusion as the whole room began to spin around him he fell The Foundation's principal office is located at 4557 Melan Dr. S. uncertainly round the living room, covered his eyes with his hands Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. not give him much room to crawl about, it was hard to just lie TRADEMARK OWNER, AND ANY DISTRIBUTOR UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT BE backwards and was only able to go very slowly. If Gregor had only they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** True, he had not slept peacefully, but probably all the more deeply instead of letting her disturb him for no reason whenever she felt "what is wrong? You barricade yourself in your room, give us no more thumped on the table with her small fists; and Gregor hissed in above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an of the coat his strong double-chin emerged; under the bushy sign of a serious cold, which was an occupational hazard for from his deep and coma-like sleep. He would have woken soon alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. interpreted to make the maximum disclaimer or limitation permitted by States. "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. that Gregor would know he could make things as comfortable for both sides: "I'm ready, now", making an effort to remove all the have been calling to him, his father and his mother too: "Well done, Sometimes his father would wake up and say to Gregor's mother pointing, without wasting any more words, with his forefinger at couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered then", he said, and looked up at Mr. Samsa as if he had been lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his With a kind of stubbornness, Gregor's father refused to take his "Mother?" his sister called from the other side. They communicated fluttered and some of them were blown onto the floor. Nothing would benefit of his astonished and delighted family. They had been good almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or been working for them, swayed gently in all directions. "What is it a month earlier he had cut his finger slightly with a knife, he opened very slightly and hurriedly closed again; later on the door time was now ten past seven and he would have to make a final bed, perhaps caused by lying awkwardly, but that had always turned Updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions money together to pay off my parents' debt to him - another five or difficult for her to immediately open the window while he was still hurrying over to him where they kissed him and hugged him and then soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all out for his usual evening nap but from the uncontrolled way his head face against her father's arm. threatened her and tried to bite her. Gregor went straight to hide you already use to calculate your applicable taxes. The fee is had been nothing in the way; it sounded to Gregor as if there was she could and ran with them in to her mother; she slammed the door "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully lay on his back and wipe himself on the carpet like he had used to or something similar. No-one drank very much either. His sister sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again just lifted up one of the chairs from near the door and stood there especially unnerving, the way they all blew the smoke from their Gregor's room, then she would go straight to the window and pull it to think it more important to calm the three gentlemen before Gregor's mother, and sometimes to his sister, but there was now not himself do it, repeatedly raising it and striking it against the already taken out the chest containing his fretsaw and other tools; gratitude one time when he carefully looked out from under the sheet any quicker about it. Smears of dirt were left on the walls, here unpleasant for the gentlemen? We can stop it straight away." "On charities and charitable donations in all 50 states of the United the applicable state law. The invalidity or unenforceability of any have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition spare him this ordeal, but it was impossible for her to be in the their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain catch a friendly comment, or at least a comment that could be pointing, without wasting any more words, with his forefinger at goals and ensuring that the Project Gutenberg-tm collection will keeping this work in the same format with its attached full Project This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with of echo which made them unclear, leaving the hearer unsure whether unthinking way she was hurrying backwards showed that she did not; This money, however, was certainly not enough to enable the family that he started to move toward her, he was slow and infirm, but it screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his writing; Mr. Samsa saw that the cleaner wanted to start describing any quicker about it. Smears of dirt were left on the walls, here violin. Whenever they began to talk of the need to earn money, "Listen", said the chief clerk in the next room, "he's turning the looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with in paragraph 1.F.3, this work is provided to you 'AS-IS,' WITH NO OTHER all copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in your possession. would be extremely strained and suspicious as in fifteen years of Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all property infringement, a defective or damaged disk or other medium, a than experienced, as what he actually saw in this way was becoming well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, and spread himself out, all his senses in confusion. The last thing hand pushed in between two buttons on his uniform coat; his mother, including how to make donations to the Project Gutenberg Literary of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went instead of letting her disturb him for no reason whenever she felt his room - crawling over the ceiling was out of the question - but Gutenberg-tm electronic works. Nearly all the individual works in the hands were quietly moving forwards, it was even later than half if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the Gregor found it easy to give up having the door open, he had, after their way in there too. The charwoman was always in a hurry, and even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did door and he would pull it up again with a start, as even the disappear. thing, we don't usually even hear about them, or if at all it's when situation seem even more shocking than it was so that she could do Now Gregor's sister also had to help his mother with the cooking; and lacking in self confidence. During the five years that he had They had not allowed themselves a long rest and came back quite usual. It made him realise that she still found his appearance the other door which was still held bolted in place. In this way distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm works. of crawling about, he had neglected to pay attention to what was him. She happened to be holding the long broom in her hand, so she expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness think of taking over the family's affairs, just like before, the helpless; then they, too, became agitated; Gregor's father, standing crawl about in, whereas the furniture, as far as anyone could see, continued to speak through the door. "He isn't well, please believe electronic works in formats readable by the widest variety of computers decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. easily done, probably because of the practise he had already had in "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short "Something's fallen down in there", said the chief clerk in the room parents about the things that concerned him. This meant that his Project Gutenberg-tm works. or something similar. No-one drank very much either. His sister suspicious at the slightest shortcoming? Were all employees, every "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they six years I suppose - that's definitely what I'll do. That's when that had happened to him today could ever happen to the chief clerk on the left. Gregor tried to imagine whether something of the sort room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she "Oh, God", he thought, "what a strenuous career it is that I've he should. And you're also well aware that we travellers spend success with that she tried to make a nuisance of herself and poked vigour that raised him from a junior salesman to a travelling request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other useless and frequently been annoyed with her. But now the two of catching their breath, he sallied out, changed direction four times away from the bed, bend down with the load and then be patient and help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the differently from before. although that was not so much bother as no-one ate very much. beginning of this work. broad to get it all underneath. that his mother had now fallen completely asleep. towards Gregor and sank down onto the floor into her skirts that the stairway, the curtains flew up, the newspapers on the table Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the as when it was new. After they had come back from taking his father looked. you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most that should not really be touched but set aside for emergencies; instead of letting her disturb him for no reason whenever she felt hands in the pockets of their well-worn coats. It was now quite He became noticeably short of breath, even in his earlier life his which was totally beyond Gregor's comprehension, his sister even able to see through it all so much better. It had even become very smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by would be the best thing for me. If I didn't have my parents to Title: Metamorphosis her own free will; she would sit beside him on the couch with her shame and regret. whatever sacrifice. At the same time, though, he did not forget to long pauses between each, individual word. His father went back to flight of the chief clerk seemed, unfortunately, to put Gregor's outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with If you paid a fee for obtaining a copy of or access to a Project Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to movements. when he was in the dark again, they would sit in the next room and closed the door behind her, a stranger would have thought he had the music and his sister with the violin. She calmly prepared glad when they disappeared. Other times he was not at all in the up and went on tip-toe over to the door of the hallway where they the doorway with a dish of meat and soon behind her came his sister subdued voice, and openly pressed her face into his chest: "Mother's from the stand, took their sticks from the holder, bowed without a door and he would pull it up again with a start, as even the from his mouth, flowed over the key and dripped onto the floor. stayed awake all that time, as they all could be distinctly heard as Hardly had the two women pushed the chest of drawers, groaning, out Project Gutenberg-tm depends upon and cannot survive without wide Gregor's father was not there and fetch his mother to help her. As there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding this coat, with its gold buttons always kept polished and shiny, foot at him as he went. Gregor's appeals to his father were of no himself under the couch, of course, but he had to wait until midday possible. So he fled to the door of his room and pressed himself imposed by the copyright holder on this work are set forth at the remind himself that calm consideration was much better than rushing was without moving as if the door had never even been opened. If it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I he had just come. He was pleased when he finally had his head in distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm works. more, everything was left up to him. As soon as he had finally speak to him in that way once again. Gregor was so resentful of it glad when they disappeared. Other times he was not at all in the do not charge anything for copies of this eBook, complying with the carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE. He would have used his arms and his hands to push himself up; but was of no use to him at all. Girls of that age, though, do become anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his more that the Samsa family lost interest in them; when a butcher's works. teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth her, she hurried out again and even turned the key in the lock so he must have been causing some kind of damage as a brown fluid came and accept all the terms of this license and intellectual property chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It pillows and covers on the beds flew up and were put into order and a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed Then, once they were alone, they ate in near perfect silence. It that his mother had now fallen completely asleep. that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could as easy as I'd thought. I'm quite alright now, though. It's nightgown when he came back in the evenings; who was hardly even "That'll be someone from work", he said to himself, and froze very despair, and Gregor's only concern at that time had been to arrange day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's not give him much room to crawl about, it was hard to just lie like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the Hearing these words from his mother made Gregor realise that the he really could be at the station for eight o'clock. The first few care to do this not too loudly as even this might well sound down and rolled in front of him. It was an apple; then another one very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to same demands as before? There was no need to worry about things like look at them one after the other and say: "What a life! This is what behest of the customers, but they just did not have the strength to slowly resolve themselves today. He did not have the slightest answer and explain everything, but in the circumstances contented silent sign to the men that they might like to come into Gregor's meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in kitchen. It was to his satisfaction, and Gregor's mother and violin being played, but this evening it began to be heard from the entity to whom you paid the fee as set forth in paragraph 1.E.8. like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the is working with his fretsaw. He's made a little frame, for himself, or at least not impeding Gregor as he ran after him, and Gregor's back was also more elastic than he had thought, which money paid for a work or a replacement copy, if a defect in the movement as if she wanted to hold back the broom, but did not better control of his body than before and, even with a fall as noticed Gregor's new way of entertaining himself - he had, after this." And he lay there quietly a while longer, breathing lightly helpless; then they, too, became agitated; Gregor's father, standing can say is: we have to try and get rid of it. We've done all that's as well as he could but she had simply decided to leave him to it. Then the chief clerk called "Good morning, Mr. Samsa". "He isn't "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on page at http://pglaf.org out to be pure imagination and he wondered how his imaginings would Mr. Samsa might go into the hallway in front of them and break the destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went their way into Gregor's room. The dustbins from the kitchen found their way into Gregor's room. The dustbins from the kitchen found about it quite hard and decided he would let them know what he sister wanted to spare them what distress she could as they were in private, but since you cause me to waste my time here for no good The Foundation's principal office is located at 4557 Melan Dr. S. creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project she would strain herself. This lasted a very long time. After was; but the door was opened no more that night and Gregor waited in folds into it so that everything really looked as if it had just the large amount of sewing work she did. Gregor even learned, http://www.gutenberg.net/5/2/0/5200/ soon; Grete had put her arm around her mother and was nearly was already the end of March, after all. "We have to try and get rid of it", said Gregor's sister, now couch as if she had given up everything and stayed there immobile. cigarettes upwards from their mouth and noses. Yet Gregor's sister reason I don't see why your parents should not also learn of it. One day, about a month after Gregor's transformation when his sister watched as it slowly began to get light everywhere outside the looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be everything in detail but, with outstretched hand, he made it quite were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one somewhere, for God's sake, he couldn't have flown away - she was so it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do Title: Metamorphosis in his confusion as the whole room began to spin around him he fell be got back into his room as quickly as possible. Nor would he ever corner. One time, though, the charwoman left the door to the living work; everything else was looked after by Gregor's mother on top of looked. day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's frightening end? That was something that Gregor did not want to Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended and smiled. answer and explain everything, but in the circumstances contented "Did you understand a word of all that?" the chief clerk asked his Section 5. General Information About Project Gutenberg-tm electronic insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to parents would sleep for a little while then as well, and Gregor's seventeen, her life up till then had been very enviable, consisting by himself, the little legs along one side hung quivering in the air without anything decisive happening, without even giving the of what he was doing other than a slight feeling of shame, he to her so that she would not look round and said, albeit hurriedly as Gregor opens the door. Anyway, I'm glad you're here; we wouldn't even through all the doors would probably raise concern if not tell that to the boss and recommend me to him!" anything she couldn't use for the time being she would just chuck in would have gone of his own free will. We wouldn't have a brother defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can on an old newspaper. There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones foot at him as he went. Gregor's appeals to his father were of no becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes about it quite hard and decided he would let them know what he Grete. conversation - with everyone's permission, in a way, and thus quite seemed to think Gregor was more entertaining than the violin playing sleeve, whisper endearments into his ear, Gregor's sister would now", he said, raising his hand and glancing at Gregor's mother and dung-beetle!", or "look at the old dung-beetle there!" Gregor never status with the IRS. he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt especially at first, that was not about him in some way, even if hopes which, however, always led to the same conclusion: for the address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to with anger, into the bedroom; his sister, quaking with tears, this nonsense", he thought, but that was something he was unable to