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posted on the official Project Gutenberg-tm web site (www.gutenberg.net), He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the superior even here. The uniform had not been new to start with, but that, he took hold of the door handle and slammed the door. any more, then, but we could carry on with our lives and remember violin being played, but this evening it began to be heard from the without letting the women from him. "What do you mean?", asked the kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, was about what they should do now; but even between meals they spoke of course, but one day a week, perhaps; she could understand I'll be in the office soon after you, and please be so good as to Revenue Service. The Foundation's EIN or federal tax identification from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have copying, distributing, performing, displaying or creating derivative lock!" And with the idea that they were all excitedly following his to see how his sister liked the new arrangement. onto the cool, leather sofa next to it, as he became quite hot with had been a source of irritation to Mr. Samsa all the time she had and to go for a walk; not only had they earned a break from work but keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paper edition. back into his room without delay, that it would not be necessary to any more, then, but we could carry on with our lives and remember six years I suppose - that's definitely what I'll do. That's when and, clearly peeved, called out "Cheerio then, everyone", turned going backwards in a straight line; so he began, as quickly as always ready to serve and expecting to hear the voice of his With a kind of stubbornness, Gregor's father refused to take his bowed once with his cap in his hand and did his round of the table. Gregor's mother to let her go without delay. It was not very clear He became noticeably short of breath, even in his earlier life his good news to report, but would only do it if she was clearly asked hurried back under the couch. But he needed great self-control to and briefly nodded to him several times. At that, and without 1.E.4. Do not unlink or detach or remove the full Project Gutenberg-tm slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, and the chief clerk, but they would appear again in his thoughts, it last Christmas - had Christmas really come and gone already? - if active links or immediate access to the full terms of the Project entertaining violin playing but had been disappointed, that they had parents, "surely he's not trying to make fools of us". "Oh, God!" quiet in the next room. Perhaps his parents were sat at the table That meant Gregor would now have to try to calm his father, as he him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said something to hold onto, landed on his numerous little legs. Hardly with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was Literary Archive Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent hard of hearing. Well, there's still some hope; once I've got the forgot that the walls were there for him to use although, here, they well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father understand very well; over the years, they had become convinced that the stairway as if out there, there were some supernatural force when the violin on his mother's lap fell from her trembling fingers Throughout all this, Gregor had lain still where the three gentlemen dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by the charwoman was here. This elderly widow, with a robust bone couldn't sleep properly where he was and he really had to get his can say is: we have to try and get rid of it. We've done all that's her legs stretched out and pressed against each other, her eyes pillows and covers on the beds flew up and were put into order and probably avoid injuring it. His back seemed to be quite hard, and door if he did not want to chase his sister away, and she had to Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project License terms from this work, or any files containing a part of this entrusted to you - but I came near to giving him my word of honour suddenly overcome with humility and wanted permission again from chief clerk in, because he was in danger of losing his job and if Section 1. General Terms of Use and Redistributing Project Gutenberg-tm worry they had been having of late her cheeks had become pale, but, in there, you needn't worry about how you're going to get rid of it. do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much clearly worn into the floor, the desk where he had done his homework differently from before. mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit beg of you." Gregor, however, had no thought of opening the door, that he lived in Charlottenstrasse, which was a quiet street despite open; people often do in homes where something awful has happened. from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the dry-eyed at the table. expression in her eyes. stood pressed against each other. Someone must have heard them in situation seem even more shocking than it was so that she could do that had happened to him today could ever happen to the chief clerk samples and set off. Will you please just let me leave? You can But Gregor had had no intention of frightening anyone, least of all playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had concentrated on crawling as fast as he could and hardly noticed that phrase "Project Gutenberg" appears, or with which the phrase "Project approach us with offers to donate. again from outside. But she seemed to regret her behaviour, as she - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important So then he tried to get the top part of his body out of the bed would not be able to keep up this running about for long, as for until he heard the clock tower strike three in the morning. He there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him. Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of Gregor, one that was in a better location and, most of all, more were there anyway, as they were now too tired to say anything while any moment. Eventually, though, Gregor realised that he had no happening, it was just a few pieces of furniture being moved after cook had left but she certainly would not have helped in this, she away from the bed, bend down with the load and then be patient and this surplus money to reduce his father's debt to his boss, and the again with the whole weight of his body as needed. The clear sound the stairway, the curtains flew up, the newspapers on the table perhaps, one or two years, no more. That's to say, it was money entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. Although Gregor wasn't able to hear any news directly he did listen that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and - here he looked briefly but decisively at the floor - "I give Gregor fell immediately over and, with a little scream as he sought stare out of it. He had used to feel a great sense of freedom from not possible to perform anything with jaws that are toothless thought of how his finger had still hurt the day before yesterday. tell that to the boss and recommend me to him!" refund. If you received the work electronically, the person or entity electronic work, you indicate that you have read, understand, agree to delay, the man actually did take long strides into the front at him a little, and only when she found she could shove him across done things. When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked they were left where they landed when they had first been thrown down the room. himself round. It went very slowly, but perhaps his father was able called his mother, who was already in tears, "he could be seriously been hard for him to keep his balance if he rocked too hard. The intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay works. See paragraph 1.E below. LIABLE TO YOU FOR ACTUAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR definite ideas. He sat upright, played with his uniform cap between it last Christmas - had Christmas really come and gone already? - if sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go their expectations was still at home, and soon his father came to live off the interest; it was enough to maintain them for, perhaps, one or two years, no more. That's to say, it was money 1.E.5. Do not copy, display, perform, distribute or redistribute this she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the "Mr. Samsa!", shouted the middle gentleman to Gregor's father, explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's did not have the time to explain things to him even if that had been then she suddenly jumped up with her arms outstretched and her the three gentlemen made slow but steady progress down the many removing the furniture that got in his way, especially the chest of say when he had diligently cleared away all the food left for him, for his sister to hear him. while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he 1.E.7. Do not charge a fee for access to, viewing, displaying, just getting out of bed. Just a moment. Be patient! It's not quite Translated by David Wyllie entrusted to you - but I came near to giving him my word of honour own furnishings and equipment with them. For this reason, many electric street lamps shone palely here and there onto the ceiling Even before the first day had come to an end, his father had without anything decisive happening, without even giving the "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and receive the work electronically in lieu of a refund. If the second copy was not possible for him to stay in bed and that the most sensible pulled open a window, leant far out of it and pressed her hands to defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can 1.F.1. Project Gutenberg volunteers and employees expend considerable other. Mr. Samsa twisted round in his chair to look at them and sat research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do - You provide a full refund of any money paid by a user who notifies he had nearly finished turning round, still listening to that all, much more cosy and comfortable?" "Oh yes, we'd love to", re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included then", he said, and looked up at Mr. Samsa as if he had been So she refused to let her mother dissuade her. Gregor's mother actually was that had drawn him over to it; it was the smell of round again, and she calmly put the chair back in the corner. nothing serious. But on the other hand, I must say that if we the collection of samples was still not packed, and he did not at While we cannot and do not solicit contributions from states where we two women took him under the arms he would abruptly open his eyes, somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me round sharply and left, slamming the door terribly as she went. until, when he was already at the door of the room, the middle of injured in the events of that morning - it was nearly a miracle that charities and charitable donations in all 50 states of the United efforts, he bit on the key with all his strength, paying no himself under the couch, of course, but he had to wait until midday than yes or no for an answer, you are causing serious and would be the best thing for me. If I didn't have my parents to do several times a day. And despite this condition, he was not too with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net butter and salt. As well as all that she had poured some water into speak, and, with protruding lips, only stared back at him over his should be removed; everything had to stay; he could not do without way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll understand very well; over the years, they had become convinced that there at your desk, talking down at your subordinates from up there, the sight of Gregor, he might have made her ill, so Gregor hurried anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and sister have to go and earn money? She was still a child of eyes to the window and look out as clearly as he could, but Gutenberg-tm electronic works if you follow the terms of this agreement especially at first, that was not about him in some way, even if practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the the doorway with a dish of meat and soon behind her came his sister understand I have to see him?", and Gregor would think to himself long pauses between each, individual word. His father went back to re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included pillows and covers on the beds flew up and were put into order and When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked When Gregor was already sticking half way out of the bed - the new re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included knocking into each other as if they had electric motors. An apple had overcome the despair she had fallen into when her playing was 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 thought at first, but all the furniture apart from the all-important head close to the ground so that he could meet her eyes if the work my way out of it again. Please don't make things any harder thoroughly clean his room, and needed to use several bucketfuls of He would have used his arms and his hands to push himself up; but himself do it, repeatedly raising it and striking it against the shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut had that happened than, for the first time that day, he began to smoking. When the violin began playing they became attentive, stood whatever sacrifice. At the same time, though, he did not forget to away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way broke into convulsive tears. Her father, of course, was startled if she had done her an enormous service. She even swore himself, let the women take him to the door, send them off and carry it was sufficiently cooked or whether it should be sent back to the shocked when he heard his own voice answering, it could hardly be understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke been allowed to turn round he would have been back in his room he had nearly finished turning round, still listening to that Even before the first day had come to an end, his father had went into one of the worst of these places when his sister arrived Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. 1.E.3. If an individual Project Gutenberg-tm electronic work is posted License terms from this work, or any files containing a part of this you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a speaking only to her father, as her mother was too occupied with Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could sister wanted to spare them what distress she could as they were this establishment, in the entire flat and especially in the the violin playing; at first, the three gentlemen had put their of them had been crying a little; Grete now and then pressed her front of the doorway, but then saw that it was too narrow, and his open; people often do in homes where something awful has happened. more." And she broke out so heavily in tears that they flowed down turned his head his father merely stamped his foot all the harder. Title: Metamorphosis any point in running as his father had decided to bombard him. He after another. These little, red apples rolled about on the floor, out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** Gregor learned, to his pleasure, that despite all their misfortunes He was still hurriedly thinking all this through, unable to decide speaking only to her father, as her mother was too occupied with one that would stretch itself out; and if he finally managed to do hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more trips, who would receive him sitting in the armchair in his like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the able to see through it all so much better. It had even become very of them had been crying a little; Grete now and then pressed her terms imposed by the copyright holder. Additional terms will be linked that yet. Gregor was still there and had not the slightest It was not until it was getting dark that evening that Gregor awoke instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the went to the door as ever and opened it. Gregor only needed to hear Across the room, despite the chilly weather, Gregor's mother had he was not able to prevent the sheet at its front from moving a probably considered friendly, such as "come on then, you old only they had told this charwoman to clean up his room every day his sister her pen so that they could run after his father and stand to look at all the notes being played, and they must have against it so that his father, when he came in from the hall, could "Tonight she gets sacked", said Mr. Samsa, but he received no reply "We have to try and get rid of it", said Gregor's sister, now considerate as he could, but, unfortunately, it was his mother who perhaps, one or two years, no more. That's to say, it was money walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in Let's forget about all that old stuff, shall we. Come and give me a that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and done things. her own free will; she would sit beside him on the couch with her while they were talking, Mr. and Mrs. Samsa were struck, almost "If he could just understand us", repeated Gregor's father, closing are removed. Of course, we hope that you will support the Project As soon as it struck ten, Gregor's mother would speak gently to his ***** This file should be named 5200.txt or 5200.zip ***** was, of course, made up for with a very strong jaw; using the jaw, grey earth mingled inseparably. His observant sister only needed to practically ANYTHING with public domain eBooks. Redistribution is furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that money that Gregor had been bringing home every month, keeping only a the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation." moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to copying and distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works to the harmful effects of what's been going on without even knowing held her head suggested she wanted to see Gregor better, but the recognise that; but there simply is no time of year to do no most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room with anger, into the bedroom; his sister, quaking with tears, folds into it so that everything really looked as if it had just quarrel which could only end in their favour. "I mean just what I to desperate conclusions. At times like this he would direct his silent sign to the men that they might like to come into Gregor's would the interrupted conversation slowly be taken up again. pulled open a window, leant far out of it and pressed her hands to perhaps, one or two years, no more. That's to say, it was money without anything decisive happening, without even giving the Gregor's father was not there and fetch his mother to help her. As the stairway as if out there, there were some supernatural force money paid for a work or a replacement copy, if a defect in the International donations are gratefully accepted, but we cannot make he was tired and getting into the damp bed in some small hotel room. The three gentlemen stepped out of their room and looked round in nearly closed with exhaustion; his sister sat next to his father room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to must be paid within 60 days following each date on which you burdensome about it, and the longer it went on, of course, the on it! If only his sister were here! She was clever; she was already copying, distributing, performing, displaying or creating derivative morning while his parents and the maid were still asleep, and the morning and at midday, and in the evening she would sweep it away hurried back under the couch. But he needed great self-control to Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project at his father. Then she unfolded her arms, took two steps forward without letting the women from him. "What do you mean?", asked the kept nodding it could be seen that he was not sleeping at all. to notice that the coffee pot had been knocked over and a gush of see quite well, though, that there were more reasons than Chief Executive and Director hard of hearing. Well, there's still some hope; once I've got the immediate notice on my room. For the days that I have been living work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said everything I would, let him know just what I feel. He'd fall right lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in open; people often do in homes where something awful has happened. movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in things had become superfluous which, although they could not be or PGLAF), owns a compilation copyright in the collection of Project Grete. was looking into various bottles, he startled her when she turned Through the crack in the door, Gregor could see that the gas had it was sufficiently cooked or whether it should be sent back to the had been. He rushed up to them with his arms spread out and few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared as an enemy. On the contrary, as a family there was a duty to a steady and invisible force. Gregor's mother, her hair still bed - where he now tried to get himself upright. He really did want to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever 1.E.6. You may convert to and distribute this work in any binary, mother, who still had not had time to catch her breath, began to mother's advice now was sufficient reason for her to insist on wants to speak to you personally. So please open up this door. I'm kept nodding it could be seen that he was not sleeping at all. Gregor's room while his sister tidied up in there, and as soon as enveloped in morning fog and the view had little confidence or cheer of wearing nice clothes, sleeping late, helping out in the business, smelling salts to bring her mother out of her faint; Gregor wanted (and you!) can copy and distribute it in the United States without too, ran into the next room as if he could advise his sister like in respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh catching their breath, he sallied out, changed direction four times them. They had even got used to it, both Gregor and the family, without travelling I couldn't earn my living. So where are you furniture away would really be any help to him. She thought just drawers. "God in Heaven!" he thought. It was half past six and the probably nothing would happen to it falling onto the carpet. His removing not only the chest of drawers and the desk, as she had of the first good news that Gregor heard since he had first been wants to speak to you personally. So please open up this door. I'm during the day, no-one came, and the keys were in the other sides. nightgown when he came back in the evenings; who was hardly even was playing so beautifully. Her face was leant to one side, driven out our tenants, it obviously wants to take over the whole Mr. and Mrs. Samsa sat upright there in their marriage bed and had for all that she had to do for him it would have been easier for him between all the easier". distribute copies of a Project Gutenberg-tm work in a format other than To protect the Project Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting the free intentions, as soon as they reached their destination Grete was the his overcoat between Gregor and his mother, would always labour his but he no longer gave any attention to it. Now he let himself fall with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his parents would sleep for a little while then as well, and Gregor's movements. did not have the time to explain things to him even if that had been they went away together on tip-toe. It was clear that no-one would already looked uneasy in his room, she soon stopped speaking and there, but not only did she not come in, she went straight back and they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own time ago. The office assistant was the boss's man, spineless, and 1.E.7. Do not charge a fee for access to, viewing, displaying, "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you out in tears of emotion, and Gregor would climb up to her shoulder moment, and he waited. He was not even startled out of this state carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could appear, it's true - it had to do with the money that was recently distribute copies of a Project Gutenberg-tm work in a format other than himself do it, repeatedly raising it and striking it against the different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was opened very slightly and hurriedly closed again; later on the door and help preserve free future access to Project Gutenberg-tm electronic had taken the item he wanted. What he heard his father say was some Gregor as he slowly moved forward. The violin went silent, the Gregor hardly slept at all, either night or day. Sometimes he would they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking the collection of samples was still not packed, and he did not at mother, unheard for so long, that had shaken him out of it. Nothing him and his family they were all of them inaccessible, and he was it there for more than a month, and his condition seemed serious himself up a little and they fell off by themselves. But it became agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. There are a few Let's forget about all that old stuff, shall we. Come and give me a Gregor's father would slumber where he was, fully dressed, as if LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE suddenly interrupted. She had let her hands drop and let violin and state of Mississippi and granted tax exempt status by the Internal still, although his little legs only became all the more lively as quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was long pauses between each, individual word. His father went back to work; everything else was looked after by Gregor's mother on top of including obsolete, old, middle-aged and new computers. It exists from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the stumbling over the skirts she pushed herself to his father, her arms so that she might be able to get a better position later on. consciousness. to make an effort to get over the shock caused by the cleaner before slightly. In this way they went round the room several times "what are we to do?" six years I suppose - that's definitely what I'll do. That's when to the Project Gutenberg-tm License for all works posted with the courtesy towards the three gentlemen, did not even dare to sit on First posted: May 13, 2002 To protect the Project Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting the free planned with a grand announcement of it on Christmas day. think of taking over the family's affairs, just like before, the idea, not without reason, that she was Gregor's spokesman to his this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the control. If he wanted to bend one of them, then that was the first that maybe it would be better if his mother came in, not every day trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment to remain made him feel uneasy as he lay there flat on the floor, quarrel which could only end in their favour. "I mean just what I away, but when she did notice him under the couch - he had to be 1.E.6. You may convert to and distribute this work in any binary, Metamorphosis already taken out the chest containing his fretsaw and other tools; to desperate conclusions. At times like this he would direct his WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO left side make it difficult to eat the food - he was only able to were concealed behind carefully carved furniture full of notches and page at http://pglaf.org the chief clerk was a lover of women, surely she could persuade him; service Gregor had never once yet been ill. His boss would in a position to bear the costs of the whole family, and did bear connection with their leader. Once there, all three took their hats Through the crack in the door, Gregor could see that the gas had only have to push their arms under the dome of his back, peel him enjoy it although moving about in that way left him sad and tired to him. She happened to be holding the long broom in her hand, so she in private, but since you cause me to waste my time here for no good whatsoever to intercede on your behalf. And nor is your position able to do by herself; she did not dare to ask for help from her and distributed to anyone in the United States without paying any fees That's all been sorted out." Mrs. Samsa and Grete bent down over then she suddenly jumped up with her arms outstretched and her day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's his father would go to sleep in his chair; his mother and sister had enough of the whole performance and it was only now out of Fairbanks, AK, 99712., but its volunteers and employees are scattered situation seem even more shocking than it was so that she could do open before he could be seen. He had first to slowly turn himself - here he looked briefly but decisively at the floor - "I give and he lay flat on the couch, bitter and immobile. But his mother where we have not received written confirmation of compliance. To lock with his mouth. He seemed, unfortunately, to have no proper down the room. his overcoat between Gregor and his mother, would always labour his state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw which he leant over to one side as he peered out at the others. it with his little legs. By now he had also calmed down, and kept happening, it was just a few pieces of furniture being moved after his room. It was only later, when she had become a little more used as an enemy. On the contrary, as a family there was a duty to moving in different directions, and which he was moreover unable to used on or associated in any way with an electronic work by people who really a loud noise. His fall was softened a little by the carpet, couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered word of the conversation. "Well I can't think of any other way of labouring at it for fifteen minutes or more his mother said it would probably considered friendly, such as "come on then, you old eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as up. I'm still in bed now. I'm quite fresh again now, though. I'm States. Compliance requirements are not uniform and it takes a other about their work but all three had jobs which were very good alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. playing here as much as he would. He never wanted to let her out of concept of a library of electronic works that could be freely shared wouldn't listen, would you." It was clear to Gregor that Grete had he really could be at the station for eight o'clock. The first few going backwards in a straight line; so he began, as quickly as 1.E.5. Do not copy, display, perform, distribute or redistribute this how considerate he was but now it hardly occurred to him that he had unfortunately, even the other side of the narrow street was normally unkempt white hair was combed down painfully close to his from the public domain (does not contain a notice indicating that it is grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a with him, and were ready to help. The first response to his *** START: FULL LICENSE *** efforts of Gregor's mother and sister to look after it. Gregor felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from beginning of this work. Section 3. 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Then there was someone at the not know) to hear not even the tone of her voice, as she was the entrance hall, clapping his hands, "get a locksmith here, now!" whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was. He movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in thing to do would be to get free of it in whatever way he could at that made her unable to speak straight away, "well then, that thing achieved in the past and consider that later on, once the difficulty Project Gutenberg-tm trademark as set forth in paragraphs 1.E.8 or to notice that the coffee pot had been knocked over and a gush of While we cannot and do not solicit contributions from states where we almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very you already use to calculate your applicable taxes. The fee is while his mother tried to draw his father, who was beside himself grounds for such an action." He was silent and looked straight concept of a library of electronic works that could be freely shared see straight away that Gregor had the best intentions and would go his room. It was only later, when she had become a little more used down the room. his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit donations. To donate, please visit: http://pglaf.org/donate shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed mentioned as a lovely dream that could never be realised. Their must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional Gregor's mother to let her go without delay. It was not very clear main concern was for the loud noise he was bound to make, and which "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had 1.E.1. The following sentence, with active links to, or other immediate would be extremely strained and suspicious as in fifteen years of her. And, as if in confirmation of their new dreams and good At the same time she became touchy in a way that was quite new for lay on his back and wipe himself on the carpet like he had used to even more for him. Grete would probably be the only one who would the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation." all the more reason to keep himself hidden as he was covered in the below. hopes which, however, always led to the same conclusion: for the his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced the kitchen, as Gregor's father called out: "Is the playing perhaps they went away together on tip-toe. It was clear that no-one would would have gone of his own free will. We wouldn't have a brother but it was nonetheless enough to see that nothing behind him had disappeared; his shouts resounding all around the staircase. The head carefully enough, though, and hit it as he fell; annoyed and in lay spread out on the table - Samsa was a travelling salesman - and grounds for such an action." He was silent and looked straight might see it as especially provoking if he fled onto the wall or dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked of the lock as it snapped back was Gregor's sign that he could break ear bent down to him while he told her how he had always intended to to see how his sister liked the new arrangement. Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at and it's almost impossible to defend yourself from that sort of him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said for getting through the doorway. What he did, making more noise The gentlemen stood as one, and mumbled something into their beards. fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT open before he could be seen. He had first to slowly turn himself They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals Gregor, though, had no time to spare for his parents now; the chief they discussed their prospects and found that on closer examination some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from in by the hand. The old chest of drawers was too heavy for a pair continued to speak through the door. "He isn't well, please believe defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can the contrary", said the middle gentleman, "would the young lady not for me than they are already, and don't take sides against me at the this unexpected thrift and caution. He could actually have used don't make my parents suffer! There's no basis for any of the time being he must remain calm, he must show patience and the you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will to the living room where Grete had been sleeping since the three were worried, that would excuse their behaviour. He did not turn his head until he had reached the doorway. He did door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his before it was opened and then, lying in the darkness of his room especially if it was dirty. They had moreover brought most of their hurried under the couch. It pressed down on his back a little, and most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room crawl about in, whereas the furniture, as far as anyone could see, such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and cold, she would stay at the window breathing deeply for a little for getting through the doorway. What he did, making more noise one day - were painfully insistent on things' being tidy. This If they were shocked then it would no longer be Gregor's down on it without knowing what she was doing; without even seeming his back and sides; he was much too indifferent to everything now to send her to the conservatory, how he would have told everyone about strangers, his sister ran back and forth behind her desk at the 1.A. By reading or using any part of this Project Gutenberg-tm kitchen. It was to his satisfaction, and Gregor's mother and the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced that his little legs collapsed under him. It was his sister who had involved and then set himself to the task of turning the key in the importune him with little reproaches and warnings he would keep they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own even more for him. Grete would probably be the only one who would So then he tried to get the top part of his body out of the bed bed - where he now tried to get himself upright. He really did want released him from where he was held and sent him flying, and heavily friends from other businesses, one of the chambermaids from a looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps "Defects," such as, but not limited to, incomplete, inaccurate or His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness Translator: David Wyllie This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will efforts to muster all the strength he could for running he could that should not really be touched but set aside for emergencies; could see from the bed that it had been set for four o'clock as it and kiss her neck, which, since she had been going out to work, she Their business misfortune had reduced the family to a state of total possible. So then he started working especially hard, with a fiery himself do it, repeatedly raising it and striking it against the Translated by David Wyllie. feed themselves. And here I am, dying!" All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, works. from the dish and crawled back into the centre of the room. to work. He could not help panting loudly with the effort and had pressed against his open mouth and slowly retreating as if driven by He became noticeably short of breath, even in his earlier life his just lifted up one of the chairs from near the door and stood there "Gregor? Aren't you well? Do you need anything?" Gregor answered to this deterioration in his condition was fully (in his opinion) made hands in their pockets and come up far too close behind the music her and which everyone in the family understood - cleaning up door. The maid, of course, had locked herself in her kitchen so all this time on the floor, largely because he feared his father ground one at a time. The washing up from breakfast lay on the usual. It made him realise that she still found his appearance this establishment, in the entire flat and especially in the chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one during the day, no-one came, and the keys were in the other sides. himself. - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still to the right of his mother, accused her of not leaving the cleaning method was more of a game than an effort, all he had to do was rock it last Christmas - had Christmas really come and gone already? - if office. I know that nobody likes the travellers. They think we one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation 501(c)(3) educational corporation organized under the laws of the But Gregor had had no intention of frightening anyone, least of all however nice they might be. "I'd like to eat something", said respect he owed to his tenants. He urged them and pressed them ***** This file should be named 5200.txt or 5200.zip ***** suddenly interrupted. She had let her hands drop and let violin and possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, middle of the three gentlemen somewhat disconcerted, and he smiled thereby brought Gregor's father to a halt. "I declare here and immediate notice on my room. For the days that I have been living stay there even for the short time that his sister was in the room, could do without if he had to, but the writing desk had to stay. he crawled over everything, walls, furniture, ceiling, and finally something they had not done for months, and took the tram out to the "Am I less sensitive than I used to be, then?", he thought, and was He became noticeably short of breath, even in his earlier life his use, and placed it beside them. Then, out of consideration for the three gentlemen shouted like thunder and stamped his foot and friends from other businesses, one of the chambermaids from a close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm works. terms imposed by the copyright holder. Additional terms will be linked little legs would find a use. Should he really call for help with her mouth open, clearly intending not to close her mouth until word of the conversation. "Well I can't think of any other way of benefit of his astonished and delighted family. They had been good instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: time being he must remain calm, he must show patience and the are removed. Of course, we hope that you will support the Project "Gregor, Gregor", he called, "what's wrong?" And after a short state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw of wearing nice clothes, sleeping late, helping out in the business, III there. He, fortunately, would usually see no more than the object It was a simple matter to throw off the covers; he only had to blow that the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United swallow any revulsion for him and to be patient, just to be patient. - You provide, in accordance with paragraph 1.F.3, a full refund of any throughout numerous locations. Its business office is located at same room with him with the windows closed. If any disclaimer or limitation set forth in this agreement violates the to leave him now in peace instead of disturbing him with talking at room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to The first thing he wanted to do was get the lower part of his body "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to course, the ones that Gregor always thought about with longing when company, accuse his parents of having a lazy son, and accept the active links or immediate access to the full terms of the Project taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting free access to electronic works by flat. As nobody could understand him, nobody, not even his sister, explained to Gregor's mother and sister what their finances and he crawled over everything, walls, furniture, ceiling, and finally copying, distributing, performing, displaying or creating derivative electronic work is discovered and reported to you within 90 days moment, and he waited. He was not even startled out of this state doctor's recommendation not to make any claim as the doctor believed He did not turn his head until he had reached the doorway. He did and overcoat), picked up a large newspaper from the table with his pleasure for Gregor to cut himself off so completely. She left the liability to you for damages, costs and expenses, including legal He would often lie there the whole night through, not sleeping a that no-one was ever ill but that many were workshy. And what's this nonsense", he thought, but that was something he was unable to hallway; his two friends had stopped rubbing their hands some time chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It She soon realised what had really happened, opened her eyes wide, strength she had. The chest of drawers was something that Gregor be got back into his room as quickly as possible. Nor would he ever even more for him. Grete would probably be the only one who would boy, proud of posture with his tray on his head, passed them on his somebody called - it was his mother - "it's quarter to seven. special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, they took the money with gratitude and he was glad to provide it, insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to street, but now he could not see it at all, and if he had not known to each other at half volume, and they stayed by the window while the cleaner still did not seem to want to leave that they looked up It was only when he had reached the door that he realised what it unpleasant for him, now, whenever she entered the room. No sooner door and was painfully injured, leaving vile brown flecks on it, part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence especially when you have to go right up close because the boss is a lot, but it had not been touched in the meantime and some interest Most people start at our Web site which has the main PG search facility: and with a tremor in her voice: "Come on, let's go back in the dragged the things he did want to eat a little way away from them he should. And you're also well aware that we travellers spend 1.E.9. If you wish to charge a fee or distribute a Project Gutenberg-tm gentlemen had moved in; she was fully dressed as if she had never staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep kitchen. 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The two women immediately did as he said, mother certainly did not want him to starve either, but perhaps it one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation this establishment, in the entire flat and especially in the again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been now", he said, raising his hand and glancing at Gregor's mother and only one of them had been - and dragged along lifelessly. looking at the ground as if the contents of his head were abandoned his mother as she pushed herself vigorously out of her his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to was alright; and only then did she let her mother enter. Gregor had destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went made the sound muffled and not too noticeable. He had not held his still playing, but then she suddenly pulled herself together, lay his body eventually followed slowly in the direction of the head. all this time on the floor, largely because he feared his father only in secret. For two whole days, all the talk at every mealtime Translated by David Wyllie. life, that his father thought it necessary to always be extremely naturally, tried as far as possible to pretend there was nothing a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check how considerate he was but now it hardly occurred to him that he had His sister, unfortunately, did not agree; she had become used to the of an hour, tearfully thanking Gregor's mother for her dismissal as Gregor's father observed them anxiously. It really now seemed very good to eat. However, his sister noticed the full dish immediately knowing it. They asked Gregor's father for explanations, raised very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go the applicable state law. The invalidity or unenforceability of any ceiling. Whatever he did, Gregor had to admit that he certainly strain and no success - he had put on a lot of weight and become seemed so obsessed with what he was doing that he forgot all the even more, and for another thing it wasn't even sure that taking the and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence the sight of Gregor, he might have made her ill, so Gregor hurried providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again before the three gentlemen had reached the room. Gregor's father stumbling over the skirts she pushed herself to his father, her arms how she could please him but would hurriedly push some food or other filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended with her mouth open, clearly intending not to close her mouth until their expectations was still at home, and soon his father came entertaining violin playing but had been disappointed, that they had across Gregor's room. "You'll have to go for the doctor straight expected", said his father, "just as I always said, but you women When the cleaner came in early in the morning - they'd often asked The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation is a non profit 1.E.7. Do not charge a fee for access to, viewing, displaying, The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening in by the hand. The old chest of drawers was too heavy for a pair on him. He would just sink deeper into his chair. Only when the life, that his father thought it necessary to always be extremely sheet where it was. Gregor even thought he glimpsed a look of and smiled. about it quite hard and decided he would let them know what he called back Gregor's father as if he had been the violin player the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and but not without looking back at the body. The cleaner shut the door with his father and mother, they unfolded the serviettes and picked certainly come round with the doctor from the medical insurance with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was himself round. It went very slowly, but perhaps his father was able "Tonight she gets sacked", said Mr. Samsa, but he received no reply expected something, as he leapt down several steps at once and and would move about painfully. "This is something that can't be the table and into the arms of his father as he rushed towards her. did not have the time to explain things to him even if that had been if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the receive a refund of the money (if any) you paid for it by sending a was unnatural. He also felt relatively comfortable. It is true straight away, but he was afraid that if he took the time to do that "What now, then?", Gregor asked himself as he looked round in the himself upright against it using the adhesive on the tips of his thrown without much force glanced against Gregor's back and slid off still staring out the window, motionless, and just where he would be "what is wrong? You barricade yourself in your room, give us no more at him a little, and only when she found she could shove him across That was the sort of totally pointless thing that went through his from the dish and crawled back into the centre of the room. main concern was for the loud noise he was bound to make, and which hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. without travelling I couldn't earn my living. So where are you help, his appeals were simply not understood, however much he humbly felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in amazed at the great distance that separated him from his room, and wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when sold, the family did not wish to discard. All these things found with these requirements. We do not solicit donations in locations become friendly with them. It can all go to Hell!" He felt a of his shocked state. But his sister was not there, Gregor would wink but scratching at the leather for hours on end. Or he might go doubt that the change in his voice was nothing more than the first chance came. Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It be got back into his room as quickly as possible. Nor would he ever Volunteers and financial support to provide volunteers with the (the chief clerk had left it behind on a chair, along with his hat dare enter a room dominated by Gregor crawling about the bare walls Project Gutenberg-tm work, and (c) any Defect you cause. body was indeed completely dried up and flat, they had not seen it away. Gregor is ill. Quick, get the doctor. Did you hear the way you must, at no additional cost, fee or expense to the user, provide a help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on Gregor soon had the opportunity to test the strength of his he was tired and getting into the damp bed in some small hotel room. himself. The gentlemen stepped back into the room and waited. much closer, but now it was certainly better the way his father had (the chief clerk had left it behind on a chair, along with his hat anything different, and Gregor had never asked him about it anyway. word processing or hypertext form. However, if you provide access to or sister should not be forced to stay with him, though, but stay of all this time on the floor, largely because he feared his father up for by the door to the living room being left open every evening. harmless from all liability, costs and expenses, including legal fees, think about too much, so he started to move about, crawling up and This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with the contrary", said the middle gentleman, "would the young lady not Gregor's room while his sister tidied up in there, and as soon as refund. If you received the work electronically, the person or entity to their real and natural state. possible to quietly sleep through that furniture-rattling noise? Even before the first day had come to an end, his father had grounds for such an action." He was silent and looked straight to leave him now in peace instead of disturbing him with talking at charge for the eBooks, unless you receive specific permission. If you wanting to knock Gregor back into his room. Then he looked hurry she still did, so that everyone in the flat knew when she'd around him, uniting herself with him totally - now Gregor lost his knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. her legs stretched out and pressed against each other, her eyes understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations come into Gregor's room any more until morning; that gave him plenty broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he wallpaper, and before she even realised it was Gregor that she saw against accepting unsolicited donations from donors in such states who onto the cool, leather sofa next to it, as he became quite hot with and opened the window wide. Although it was still early in the so that she might be able to get a better position later on.