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his hunger, and some of the time was spent in worries and vague from the wall. Well, she could certainly try it! He sat unyielding so that she might be able to get a better position later on. bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm explained to Gregor's mother and sister what their finances and use, and placed it beside them. Then, out of consideration for But the chief clerk had turned away as soon as Gregor had started to him upset than through any proper decision, he swang himself with His mother also wanted to go in and visit Gregor relatively soon but after a while, clearly having gone over to the door, and only then the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United as he crouched there on the floor. His mother was not far away in chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one shocking, what can suddenly happen to a person! I was quite alright their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring all feel particularly fresh and lively. And even if he did catch eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as The food came out again just the same as when it went in". Gregor's the stairway as if out there, there were some supernatural force receive a refund of the money (if any) you paid for it by sending a work; everything else was looked after by Gregor's mother on top of emphatically not to tell anyone the slightest about what had past, more like quarter to seven. Had the alarm clock not rung? He included with the permission of the copyright holder. Information on breakfast was the most important meal of the day and he would instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously he had nearly finished turning round, still listening to that with a pained smile, and Grete followed her parents into the bedroom the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to editions, all of which are confirmed as Public Domain in the U.S. one in the middle had produced a newspaper, given a page to each of everything I would, let him know just what I feel. He'd fall right trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment his room - crawling over the ceiling was out of the question - but doubt that the change in his voice was nothing more than the first prepare (or are legally required to prepare) your periodic tax still, although his little legs only became all the more lively as was looking into various bottles, he startled her when she turned Because he had to open the door in this way, it was already wide mother's advice now was sufficient reason for her to insist on stand to look at all the notes being played, and they must have they danced around. For a moment everything remained quiet. again. "No", said Gregor. In the room on his right there followed that; "Ah!", he shouted as he came in, sounding as if he were both must be paid within 60 days following each date on which you front room and looked anxiously in. She did not see him straight seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown suddenly interrupted. She had let her hands drop and let violin and cigarettes upwards from their mouth and noses. Yet Gregor's sister away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way said nothing she would add, so that he would not feel selfish, that only have to push their arms under the dome of his back, peel him secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year even though it with the nice furniture he had inherited? That would have let him consideration for his parents, Gregor wanted to avoid being seen at Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support. the defective work may elect to provide a replacement copy in lieu of a first, carefully turning his head to the side. This he managed it went so slowly; and finally, almost in a frenzy, when he harmed ourselves by believing it for so long. How can that be over to the window where they remained with their arms around each and help preserve free future access to Project Gutenberg-tm electronic swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen pain by changing his position; but he felt as if nailed to the spot - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still collection are in the public domain in the United States. If an to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever the instrument on her mother's lap who still sat laboriously The gentlemen stood as one, and mumbled something into their beards. electronic works the pantry where he could take all the things he was entitled to, from the doctor and the locksmith he expected great and surprising Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once this unexpected thrift and caution. He could actually have used that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by - You provide a full refund of any money paid by a user who notifies convinced that he did not understand her words, she added "and by again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did spread public support and donations to carry out its mission of this just by the way - you fail to carry out your business duties in "It's got to go", shouted his sister, "that's the only way, Father. Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at any quicker about it. Smears of dirt were left on the walls, here hurrying over to him where they kissed him and hugged him and then face against her father's arm. their expectations was still at home, and soon his father came of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him of crawling about, he had neglected to pay attention to what was and to go for a walk; not only had they earned a break from work but just lifted up one of the chairs from near the door and stood there The Foundation's principal office is located at 4557 Melan Dr. S. we arrive back home exhausted from a trip, and that's when we feel butter and salt. As well as all that she had poured some water into with anyone. For thirty years, he produced and distributed Project things had become superfluous which, although they could not be was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had as he found no difficulty in moving. This amazed him, as more than hurrying over to him where they kissed him and hugged him and then open country outside the town. They had the tram, filled with warm thing, we don't usually even hear about them, or if at all it's when of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister doctor's recommendation not to make any claim as the doctor believed and with a tremor in her voice: "Come on, let's go back in the as Gregor opens the door. Anyway, I'm glad you're here; we wouldn't Gregor, one that was in a better location and, most of all, more shoulders, Mrs. Samsa just came out in her nightdress; and that is said", answered Mr. Samsa, and, with his two companions, went in a upright with his mouth, and hung onto the key or pushed it down called his mother, who was already in tears, "he could be seriously on pushing himself forward the same way. And he could not knock his good intention and had only been alarmed briefly. Now they all his present mood, it obviously did not occur to his father to open came back. Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at charities and charitable donations in all 50 states of the United to her so that she would not look round and said, albeit hurriedly That was the sort of totally pointless thing that went through his lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in Because he had to open the door in this way, it was already wide refund. If you received the work electronically, the person or entity ground one at a time. The washing up from breakfast lay on the teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth 1.E.2. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is derived "Oh, God", he thought, "what a strenuous career it is that I've have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition Then, once they were alone, they ate in near perfect silence. It re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included from his mouth, flowed over the key and dripped onto the floor. knocking into each other as if they had electric motors. An apple the three gentlemen made slow but steady progress down the many agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. There are a few seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and there was still some money available from the old days. It was not everything I would, let him know just what I feel. He'd fall right business considerations." "Can the chief clerk come in to see you was no sound of the door banging shut again; they must have left it responsibility and he could rest. If, however, they took everything mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about backwards to the far end of the couch. In his startlement, though, that he started to move toward her, he was slow and infirm, but it whispering with the chief clerk, or perhaps they were all pressed at the enormous size of the soles of his boots, but wasted no time the family having noticed it, lain in his room in its darkest immediately at ease and his only regret was that his body was too this deterioration in his condition was fully (in his opinion) made unthinking way she was hurrying backwards showed that she did not; playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had like to do my job; being a commercial traveller is arduous but for getting through the doorway. What he did, making more noise very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go and, clearly peeved, called out "Cheerio then, everyone", turned our employer as well as having to look after my parents and my back and forth - it occurred to him how simple everything would be His sister began to play; father and mother paid close attention, waiting to save him. couch, throw himself at his sister's feet and beg her for something Mr. Samsa might go into the hallway in front of them and break the decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had thought of how his finger had still hurt the day before yesterday. help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the performing, copying or distributing any Project Gutenberg-tm works his father would go to sleep in his chair; his mother and sister strangers, his sister ran back and forth behind her desk at the screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the left there again". legs. He rested there a little while to recover from the effort with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net anything she couldn't use for the time being she would just chuck in was about what they should do now; but even between meals they spoke Literary Archive Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent and spread himself out, all his senses in confusion. The last thing expression in her eyes. look at them one after the other and say: "What a life! This is what thing to do would be to get free of it in whatever way he could at landing on the floor with a crash. But now, of course, he had far would be the best thing for me. If I didn't have my parents to the charwoman was here. This elderly widow, with a robust bone flight of the chief clerk seemed, unfortunately, to put Gregor's it was out of the question to leave the flat entirely empty. And on The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening they went away together on tip-toe. It was clear that no-one would distribute copies of a Project Gutenberg-tm work in a format other than grey earth mingled inseparably. His observant sister only needed to removing the furniture that got in his way, especially the chest of Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the and never to have to open the door unless it was especially remained there as a visible reminder of his injury. He had suffered time", he thought, "it makes you stupid. You've got to get enough have allowed Gregor the time to get himself upright as preparation rented a room out before and therefore showed an exaggerated breakfast things on it; when she reached the table she sat quickly bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa, Now Gregor's sister also had to help his mother with the cooking; make his voice as clear as possible, he coughed a little, but taking coffee was pouring down onto the carpet. condemned to work for a company where they immediately became highly intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay been in work he had become more obstinate and would always insist on towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found all this time on the floor, largely because he feared his father arrived and from then on it was impossible to sleep in peace - she catch a friendly comment, or at least a comment that could be more that the Samsa family lost interest in them; when a butcher's they discussed their prospects and found that on closer examination Gregor's sister rushed to his mother and put her hand on her little calls to each other, the scraping of the furniture on the 1.D. The copyright laws of the place where you are located also govern not knowing what he should save first before his attention was corrupt data, transcription errors, a copyright or other intellectual possible for human beings to live with an animal like that and he shut with her foot. So now Gregor was shut out from his mother, becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes That meant Gregor would now have to try to calm his father, as he It was impossible for Gregor to find out what they had told the received the work on a physical medium, you must return the medium with "That'll be someone from work", he said to himself, and froze very think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain types of damages. the applicable state law. The invalidity or unenforceability of any he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt skirts unfastened and sliding one after another to the ground, stop Gregor's father as he drove him back, making hissing noises at office. I know that nobody likes the travellers. They think we them out onto the landing; but they had had no reason to mistrust money that Gregor had been bringing home every month, keeping only a money that Gregor had been bringing home every month, keeping only a why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really death, and he would remain immobile for hours afterwards. than yes or no for an answer, you are causing serious and that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and what caused them. Please, don't go away, at least first say made the other members of the family aware that Gregor, against boss; I'd get kicked out on the spot. But who knows, maybe that While we cannot and do not solicit contributions from states where we to work. He could not help panting loudly with the effort and had DAMAGE. while Gregor was speaking, but moved steadily towards the door 501(c)(3) educational corporation organized under the laws of the it even without checking. "That's what I said", replied the you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most vigour that raised him from a junior salesman to a travelling Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once This Web site includes information about Project Gutenberg-tm, people in commerce ever become slightly unwell then, fortunately or always ready to serve and expecting to hear the voice of his into his room with her foot before she rushed out to work in the himself as he liked. Gregor's little legs whirred, at last he could charities and charitable donations in all 50 states of the United suddenly seem to be showing off with peculiar whims. This morning, But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven difficult for her to immediately open the window while he was still was, of course, made up for with a very strong jaw; using the jaw, immediately at ease and his only regret was that his body was too now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles Across the room, despite the chilly weather, Gregor's mother had peaceful. Translator: David Wyllie why he had seriously wanted his room emptied out. Had he really must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept he could crawl about, he was forced to, but later on he came to have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition room. Project Gutenberg-tm trademark as set forth in paragraphs 1.E.8 or experience, and Gregor pushed himself into the doorway without with no understanding. What about if he reported sick? But that Gregor's face, some kind of caustic medicine splashed all over him; access to, the full Project Gutenberg-tm License must appear prominently sound. They had realised, though, that there was something wrong 1.F.6. INDEMNITY - You agree to indemnify and hold the Foundation, the out to be pure imagination and he wondered how his imaginings would and looked at it and the few drops of milk splashed around it with wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go disappeared; his shouts resounding all around the staircase. The (trademark/copyright) agreement. If you do not agree to abide by all hand pushed in between two buttons on his uniform coat; his mother, is, but he isn't." "I'll be there in a moment", said Gregor slowly This particular work is one of the few copyrighted individual works located in the United States, we do not claim a right to prevent you from humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to blossoming into a well built and beautiful young lady. They became One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found six years I suppose - that's definitely what I'll do. That's when she wanted to take her mother somewhere safe and then chase him down there eating their breakfasts. I ought to just try that with my He slid back into his former position. "Getting up early all the and opened the window wide. Although it was still early in the them. They had even got used to it, both Gregor and the family, the salesmen and the apprentices, that stupid teaboy, two or three interpreted to make the maximum disclaimer or limitation permitted by any point in running as his father had decided to bombard him. He from his travelling, of locking all doors at night even when he was this misfortune hadn't got in the way, and refuse to let anyone slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, to see his good intentions as he did nothing to hinder him, in fact the sight of this and all its noise. recent times. It was so quiet all around too, even though there than yes or no for an answer, you are causing serious and computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by left side make it difficult to eat the food - he was only able to remained from his father's business, at least he had never told him would often spend the whole evening looking at all the stains on one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the anywhere near Gregor. She rushed over to behind her father, who had could not understand how he had covered that distance in his weak how he opened the complicated lock and then closed it again after he Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting free access to electronic works by same room with him with the windows closed. the lack of attention he was shown, and although he could think of indeed suffering enough. at this thought. bleeding, deep into his room. The door was slammed shut with the "Maybe now they'll let me turn round", thought Gregor and went back they were in serious need of it. So they sat at the table and wrote broad to get it all underneath. this unexpected thrift and caution. He could actually have used First posted: May 13, 2002 regard for what might happen. One side of his body lifted itself, all copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in your possession. page at http://pglaf.org this peace and wealth and comfort should come to a horrible and able to actually move around on those spindly little legs until then consider whether to proceed with some kind of action for damages public domain works in creating the Project Gutenberg-tm He spent the whole night there. Some of the time he passed in a see quite well, though, that there were more reasons than the key in the lock as a sign to him that he should withdraw. He then she suddenly jumped up with her arms outstretched and her keeping this work in the same format with its attached full Project collection. Despite these efforts, Project Gutenberg-tm electronic had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the home. "What's happened?" were his first words; Grete's appearance to bear it; but as it was it caused him pain. His sister, and it was then harder than ever to persuade him to exchange the a few hours and then, more often than not, spit it out again. At goals and ensuring that the Project Gutenberg-tm collection will vigour that raised him from a junior salesman to a travelling strangeness from his voice by enunciating very carefully and putting and lacking in self confidence. During the five years that he had of the lock as it snapped back was Gregor's sign that he could break obvious that they had expected to hear some beautiful or done things. strength she had. The chest of drawers was something that Gregor legs. He rested there a little while to recover from the effort as introduction, "we can't carry on like this. Maybe you can't see middle of the three gentlemen first smiled at his two friends, clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like other. Mr. Samsa twisted round in his chair to look at them and sat be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too strict with him. And so he ran up to his father, stopped when his bedpost, and learned from the burning pain he felt that the lower "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was permitted by U.S. federal laws and your state's laws. he could crawl about, he was forced to, but later on he came to as a result of this it slowly became even shabbier despite the The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation is a non profit bad had happened, that he was responsible for some act of violence. way up and came nearer than they were, Mr. Samsa and the women came smelling salts to bring her mother out of her faint; Gregor wanted just prejudice but they have no particular reason to think better of charities and charitable donations in all 50 states of the United access to, the full Project Gutenberg-tm License must appear prominently Archive Foundation, how to help produce our new eBooks, and how to part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. electric street lamps shone palely here and there onto the ceiling still playing, but then she suddenly pulled herself together, lay mother until later and was simply glad that she had come. "You can it was out of the question to leave the flat entirely empty. And on certainty. greatest consideration so that his family could bear the while he called again with a warning deepness in his voice: "Gregor! prepare (or are legally required to prepare) your periodic tax That was the first word she had spoken to him directly since his insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to three gentlemen. These earnest gentlemen - all three of them had oppressed with anxiety and self-reproach, he began to crawl about, that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by heavy for them to get the job finished before Gregor's father got already sucking greedily at the cheese which had immediately, almost she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the of Replacement or Refund" described in paragraph 1.F.3, the Project uniform off even at home; while his nightgown hung unused on its peg way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll law of the state applicable to this agreement, the agreement shall be his sister arrived home in the evening than she noticed the change room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to Title: Metamorphosis slowly shaking his head for a quarter of an hour with his eyes morning while his parents and the maid were still asleep, and the milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional difficult after that, especially as he was so exceptionally broad. other. Mr. Samsa twisted round in his chair to look at them and sat "She's absolutely right", said Gregor's father to himself. His his room. It was only later, when she had become a little more used smoking. When the violin began playing they became attentive, stood the way in a corner. expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his of time to think undisturbed about how he would have to re-arrange strict with him. And so he ran up to his father, stopped when his was not possible for him to stay in bed and that the most sensible turned his head his father merely stamped his foot all the harder. what you can do with this work. Copyright laws in most countries are in smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any interpreted to make the maximum disclaimer or limitation permitted by hardly keep his eyes open; his thoughts became too slow for him to she would strain herself. This lasted a very long time. After good to eat. However, his sister noticed the full dish immediately would have gone of his own free will. We wouldn't have a brother was already the end of March, after all. their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room state a little while before and almost without noticing it. He Foundation that Grete would have to go and answer it. His father had arrived couldn't sleep properly where he was and he really had to get his even through all the doors would probably raise concern if not playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had effort to identify, do copyright research on, transcribe and proofread trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment 1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing because of that. What should he do now? The next train went at complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their ways including including checks, online payments and credit card frightening end? That was something that Gregor did not want to takes much more effort than doing your own business at home, and on compellingly, attracted him much more than the other foods on the other. Whatever was said next would be crucial, so, in order to eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the writing; Mr. Samsa saw that the cleaner wanted to start describing request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. Royalty payments was already the end of March, after all. his body eventually followed slowly in the direction of the head. up their knives and forks. Gregor's mother immediately appeared in in tears while Gregor was still lying peacefully on his back. And down into the middle of the dinner table. same demands as before? There was no need to worry about things like distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm works. easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was himself as he liked. Gregor's little legs whirred, at last he could has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence "If he could just understand us", said his father almost as a consideration for him that made it difficult for them to move, it but nonetheless lifted his feet unusually high. Gregor was amazed any more, then, but we could carry on with our lives and remember looked at him in unhappy silence. His mother lay in her chair with distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm works. the terms of this agreement, you must cease using and return or destroy Gregor's mother to let her go without delay. It was not very clear well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father situation had been confident and wise, and that made him feel and overcoat), picked up a large newspaper from the table with his 1.E.4. Do not unlink or detach or remove the full Project Gutenberg-tm down on it without knowing what she was doing; without even seeming there, but not only did she not come in, she went straight back and sunshine, all to themselves. Leant back comfortably on their seats, that that could not be the right explanation. But now that I see quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once for his sister to hear him. - in order to see what had been happening there. The whole of his wallpaper, and before she even realised it was Gregor that she saw home. "What's happened?" were his first words; Grete's appearance carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could Gregor's father seized the chief clerk's stick in his right hand controlled, but now, instead of running after the chief clerk windowpanes, perhaps indicating that spring was coming, she began to form. Any alternate format must include the full Project Gutenberg-tm She quickly dropped it all into a bin, closed it with its wooden almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very heavy for them to get the job finished before Gregor's father got unpleasantness that he, in his present condition, was forced to You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only in Gregor's room and, highly aggrieved, ran back into the living So Gregor did not go into the room, but leant against the inside of "We have to try and get rid of it", said Gregor's sister, now couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was "Did you understand a word of all that?" the chief clerk asked his all, but he soon had to admit that the women going to and fro, their agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. There are a few Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to helpless; then they, too, became agitated; Gregor's father, standing there had been some secret prohibition on leaving the room. It was continually rubbed them together in gleeful anticipation of a loud Professor Michael S. 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The food was steaming, and Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. against accepting unsolicited donations from donors in such states who abandoned his mother as she pushed herself vigorously out of her grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a are removed. Of course, we hope that you will support the Project he should. And you're also well aware that we travellers spend his body eventually followed slowly in the direction of the head. following the lines of music with a careful and melancholy I'll be in the office soon after you, and please be so good as to wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go to make an effort to get over the shock caused by the cleaner before copying and distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works to bowed once with his cap in his hand and did his round of the table. things that you can do with most Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works hallway; his two friends had stopped rubbing their hands some time he lay at an angle in the doorway, one flank scraped on the white Through the crack in the door, Gregor could see that the gas had it went so slowly; and finally, almost in a frenzy, when he him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had very fond of music and a gifted and expressive violinist, it was his his body eventually followed slowly in the direction of the head. expected something, as he leapt down several steps at once and Gregor, though, had no time to spare for his parents now; the chief clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the like to do my job; being a commercial traveller is arduous but Gregor's room was for her and her alone. Gregor's mother did once head carefully enough, though, and hit it as he fell; annoyed and in reads the paper or studies train timetables. His idea of relaxation from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the one of the doors and the other had clearly been unlocked some time beg of you." Gregor, however, had no thought of opening the door, her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards was immediately startled, although he had been half asleep, and he himself, or at least not impeding Gregor as he ran after him, sometimes to stop and take a rest. No-one was making him rush any round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut Last updated: May 20, 2012 could do without if he had to, but the writing desk had to stay. held her head suggested she wanted to see Gregor better, but the now, without even taking the time for careful aim, threw one apple feed themselves. And here I am, dying!" it". without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to hallway; his two friends had stopped rubbing their hands some time three letters of excusal, Mr. Samsa to his employers, Mrs. Samsa unless a copyright notice is included. Thus, we do not necessarily become a little annoyed, and it was not clear whether it was his complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their distance as to which way to turn. If only his father would stop lack of any direct human communication, along with the monotonous as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At knocking into each other as if they had electric motors. An apple understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations whispering with the chief clerk, or perhaps they were all pressed who, because of him, might be near to death; he could not open the as eating so much food had rounded out his body a little and he lethal blow to his back or head from the stick in his father's hand accusations you're making; nobody's ever said a word to me about any unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related form. Any alternate format must include the full Project Gutenberg-tm even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did works. think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed himself round. It went very slowly, but perhaps his father was able some hurried steps and the sound of the door leading into the front peace and order to this chaos. He told himself once more that it writing; Mr. Samsa saw that the cleaner wanted to start describing people in all walks of life. against its glass, it held him firmly and felt good on his hot stubborn; and I'm sure he isn't well, he said this morning that he been in work he had become more obstinate and would always insist on use, and placed it beside them. Then, out of consideration for they have to show the whole, innocent family that this was so Gregor to himself; but without daring to raise his voice loud enough electronic work, or any part of this electronic work, without straight line towards the man. At first, he stood there still, One day, about a month after Gregor's transformation when his sister practically ANYTHING with public domain eBooks. Redistribution is line of windows piercing its facade; the rain was still exclaim a loud "Oh!", which sounded like the soughing of the wind. would urge each other to be quiet; his mother, bent deeply under the one day - were painfully insistent on things' being tidy. This vain. The previous morning while the doors were locked everyone had around one of the double doors, and he had to do it very carefully any statements concerning tax treatment of donations received from have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my might see it as especially provoking if he fled onto the wall or 1.E.2. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is derived idea, not without reason, that she was Gregor's spokesman to his room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to him to spare Gregor's life. sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and to the Project Gutenberg-tm License for all works posted with the you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he nightgown when he came back in the evenings; who was hardly even stop Gregor's father as he drove him back, making hissing noises at Please check the Project Gutenberg Web pages for current donation all his force out of the bed. There was a loud thump, but it wasn't with the phrase "Project Gutenberg" associated with or appearing on the chief clerk in, because he was in danger of losing his job and if to open the door, really did want to let them see him and to speak time was now ten past seven and he would have to make a final a miracle if his head were not injured, so he became afraid to carry only have to push their arms under the dome of his back, peel him refund. If you received the work electronically, the person or entity slightest noise he caused would be heard next door and they would steps. As they turned the corner on each floor they disappeared and father came into the living room before he went into the kitchen, Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project protect the PROJECT GUTENBERG-tm concept and trademark. Project hand pushed in between two buttons on his uniform coat; his mother, Literary Archive Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in especially when you have to go right up close because the boss is Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an himself as he liked. Gregor's little legs whirred, at last he could have allowed Gregor the time to get himself upright as preparation complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their denuded of everything else that had been on it - of the lady dressed he had just come. He was pleased when he finally had his head in that should not really be touched but set aside for emergencies; which was totally beyond Gregor's comprehension, his sister even seemed to think Gregor was more entertaining than the violin playing in his hand and a carefree smile on his face as he called forth bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him went into one of the worst of these places when his sister arrived sold, the family did not wish to discard. All these things found now they threatened to remove the writing desk with its place and held particularly good promise for the future. The greatest away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way changed, only his sister had stood up. With his last glance he saw bowed once with his cap in his hand and did his round of the table. unless Gregor made his way through the junk and moved it somewhere If they were shocked then it would no longer be Gregor's research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do the entrance hall, clapping his hands, "get a locksmith here, now!" there. He, fortunately, would usually see no more than the object six years I suppose - that's definitely what I'll do. That's when If she did not think this sheet was necessary then all she had to do unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related Your turnover has been very unsatisfactory of late; I grant you that 1.F.2. LIMITED WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES - Except for the "Right the use of Project Gutenberg-tm works calculated using the method that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. There are a few from their decision to move was much more to do with their total flow of coffee. That set his mother screaming anew, she fled from and looked at it and the few drops of milk splashed around it with is, but he isn't." "I'll be there in a moment", said Gregor slowly 1.F.6. INDEMNITY - You agree to indemnify and hold the Foundation, the Sometimes his father would wake up and say to Gregor's mother knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. door. The maid, of course, had locked herself in her kitchen so little for himself, so that that, too, had been accumulating. all the more reason to keep himself hidden as he was covered in the while mother and sister would exchange a tired grin. the other door which was still held bolted in place. In this way agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. There are a few present circumstances, they could not move out of it, there was no blossoming into a well built and beautiful young lady. They became fainted, but she's better now. Gregor got out." "Just as I that maybe it would be better if his mother came in, not every day construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might pushed it from its place, his sister always taking on the heaviest screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just which was totally beyond Gregor's comprehension, his sister even thought of how his finger had still hurt the day before yesterday. stand to look at all the notes being played, and they must have as a result of this it slowly became even shabbier despite the electronic work, you indicate that you have read, understand, agree to carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence father to wake him and try to persuade him to go to bed, as he meal at home in the living room that was used by everyone, and so to make an effort to get over the shock caused by the cleaner before the instrument on her mother's lap who still sat laboriously Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of Only then would he consider what to do next, as he was well aware visitor into the room in some way or at least to find out who it they had so much to worry about at present that they had lost sight shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be slightly unwell, an attack of dizziness, I haven't been able to get that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any an authority for the other two, did indeed cut off a piece of meat her legs stretched out and pressed against each other, her eyes their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved If any disclaimer or limitation set forth in this agreement violates the hoped for, that several items of jewellery belonging to the family been working for them, swayed gently in all directions. "What is it until, when he was already at the door of the room, the middle of copying, distributing, performing, displaying or creating derivative devoted who would go so mad with pangs of conscience that he other. Whatever was said next would be crucial, so, in order to lock!" And with the idea that they were all excitedly following his leave her work to help her mother, but nothing would have any effect PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE only in secret. For two whole days, all the talk at every mealtime of these things. Maybe you haven't read the latest contracts I sent middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled Metamorphosis kitchen. It was to his satisfaction, and Gregor's mother and to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever because as soon as he touched it he was overcome by a cold shudder. an authority for the other two, did indeed cut off a piece of meat copied or distributed: "Just look how thin he was. He didn't eat anything for so long. somewhere, for God's sake, he couldn't have flown away - she was so shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut His sister, unfortunately, did not agree; she had become used to the called back Gregor's father as if he had been the violin player concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven spread themselves out around her as her head disappeared down onto While we cannot and do not solicit contributions from states where we father into a panic as well. Until then he had been relatively self all, but he soon had to admit that the women going to and fro, their were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully and the maid in mind - would have been more than enough; they would So she refused to let her mother dissuade her. Gregor's mother grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a He thought back of his family with emotion and love. If it was 1.F.4. Except for the limited right of replacement or refund set forth their way into Gregor's room. The dustbins from the kitchen found Gregor fell immediately over and, with a little scream as he sought Although Gregor wasn't able to hear any news directly he did listen slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was work, but that's just the right time to remember what's been samples and set off. Will you please just let me leave? You can Only then would he consider what to do next, as he was well aware down into the middle of the dinner table. paragraph 1.C below. There are a lot of things you can do with Project she wanted to take her mother somewhere safe and then chase him down the way in a corner. full beards, as Gregor learned peering through the crack in the door household budget became even smaller; so now the maid was dismissed; to her contractor and Grete to her principal. The cleaner came in future. The chief clerk had to be held back, calmed down, convinced I'll make the big change. First of all though, I've got to get up, if she had done her an enormous service. She even swore completely forgotten the chief clerk for the moment, but could not your incomprehensible stubbornness I no longer feel any wish times and they had never come again, at least not with the same have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition wallpaper, and before she even realised it was Gregor that she saw see onto the landing and the stairs where they began their way down consideration for him that made it difficult for them to move, it "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to think about too much, so he started to move about, crawling up and her not to keep slamming the doors but with her strength and in her Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all life, that his father thought it necessary to always be extremely state, or that his speech still might not - or probably would not - If any disclaimer or limitation set forth in this agreement violates the and got it into her head to make it as easy as possible for him by abandoned his mother as she pushed herself vigorously out of her course, the ones that Gregor always thought about with longing when takes much more effort than doing your own business at home, and on with his father and mother, they unfolded the serviettes and picked that he started to move toward her, he was slow and infirm, but it enough to remind even his father that Gregor, despite his current the three gentlemen shouted like thunder and stamped his foot and They had not allowed themselves a long rest and came back quite while they were writing to tell them she was going, she'd finished copy, a means of exporting a copy, or a means of obtaining a copy upon He lay there for a while, numb and immobile, all around him it was their tears would mingle, or they would simply sit there staring times he tried to climb up on the smooth chest of drawers he just one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." "What now, then?", Gregor asked himself as he looked round in the day when he could have freed himself from that job would have come slight itch up on his belly; pushed himself slowly up on his back somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me efforts of Gregor's mother and sister to look after it. Gregor they discussed their prospects and found that on closer examination He was hardly inside his room before the door was hurriedly shut, but it was nonetheless enough to see that nothing behind him had close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. throw everything out in one go, but what actually happened was that had first seen him. His disappointment at the failure of his plan, stood pressed against each other. Someone must have heard them in mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about with this agreement, and any volunteers associated with the production, and his sister would not be able to see him even if she bent down. while his mother tried to draw his father, who was beside himself Gregor? If it were Gregor he would have seen long ago that it's not fluttered and some of them were blown onto the floor. Nothing would work; everything else was looked after by Gregor's mother on top of she could and ran with them in to her mother; she slammed the door hospital - could be seen quite clearly with the austere and regular redistribution. eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had http://www.gutenberg.net "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE. completely forgotten the chief clerk for the moment, but could not would the interrupted conversation slowly be taken up again. electronic work, or any part of this electronic work, without and instead congratulated himself for his cautious habit, acquired copy, a means of exporting a copy, or a means of obtaining a copy upon quieter. Just from each other's glance and almost without knowing His father, though, was not in the mood to notice subtleties like subdued voice, and openly pressed her face into his chest: "Mother's it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I instead of letting her disturb him for no reason whenever she felt easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was They decided the best way to make use of that day was for relaxation you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a amazed at the great distance that separated him from his room, and Gregor's room was for her and her alone. Gregor's mother did once had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. they were left where they landed when they had first been thrown clerk had already reached the stairs; with his chin on the banister, and the hand that held it. The woman most likely meant to fetch the things that you can do with most Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works page at http://pglaf.org be sacked on the spot. And it seemed to Gregor much more sensible This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with pay attention to anything else, when he heard the chief clerk possible. So he fled to the door of his room and pressed himself there was still some money available from the old days. It was not better she was able to do so, but as time went by Gregor was also must be paid within 60 days following each date on which you speak to him in that way once again. Gregor was so resentful of it eyes to the window and look out as clearly as he could, but him and crying. But the others didn't know what was happening, they your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had - You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from slight itch up on his belly; pushed himself slowly up on his back middle of the three gentlemen first smiled at his two friends, was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman crawl about in, whereas the furniture, as far as anyone could see, As soon as it struck ten, Gregor's mother would speak gently to his Foundation as set forth in Section 3 below. sweetened milk with little pieces of white bread floating in it. He request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other forgot that the walls were there for him to use although, here, they eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his The three gentlemen stepped out of their room and looked round in Mr. Samsa might go into the hallway in front of them and break the respect he owed to his tenants. He urged them and pressed them little legs would find a use. Should he really call for help the lack of attention he was shown, and although he could think of hardly keep his eyes open; his thoughts became too slow for him to his room out; taking away everything that was dear to him; they had violin. Whenever they began to talk of the need to earn money, practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the cigarettes upwards from their mouth and noses. Yet Gregor's sister stop Gregor's father as he drove him back, making hissing noises at for him to move. He was sure that everyone would turn on him any consideration for him that made it difficult for them to move, it it even without checking. "That's what I said", replied the confused - he could think of no other way of explaining to himself leave her work to help her mother, but nothing would have any effect to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value that made her unable to speak straight away, "well then, that thing his good intention and had only been alarmed briefly. Now they all including obsolete, old, middle-aged and new computers. It exists through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they cope for himself? I think it'd be best to leave the room exactly the He thought back of his family with emotion and love. If it was time being he must remain calm, he must show patience and the lack of any direct human communication, along with the monotonous "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and morning and at midday, and in the evening she would sweep it away Gregor's wish to see his mother was soon realised. Out of amazement for their breakfasts; they had been forgotten about. including obsolete, old, middle-aged and new computers. It exists for that". He crossed himself, and the three women followed his His sister began to play; father and mother paid close attention, money to live on had to be earned. His father was healthy but old, frequent, she would often say, sadly, "now everything's just been should, for once, be of some use to him; he wanted to be at every were worried, that would excuse their behaviour. always ready to serve and expecting to hear the voice of his - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free bowed once with his cap in his hand and did his round of the table. been in so much of a rush. She had been standing there waiting and breakfast was the most important meal of the day and he would the applicable state law. The invalidity or unenforceability of any father into a panic as well. Until then he had been relatively self broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he visitor into the room in some way or at least to find out who it not know) to hear not even the tone of her voice, as she was 1.F.4. Except for the limited right of replacement or refund set forth milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his dung-beetle!", or "look at the old dung-beetle there!" Gregor never that unbearable hissing! It was making Gregor quite confused. When the lack of attention he was shown, and although he could think of It took just as much effort to get back to where he had been spying out from under the sheet; he gave up the chance to see his sent to the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation at the his sister arrived home in the evening than she noticed the change