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first she would call to him as she did so with words that she The gentlemen stood as one, and mumbled something into their beards. wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose smelling salts to bring her mother out of her faint; Gregor wanted with this agreement, and any volunteers associated with the production, see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff up for by the door to the living room being left open every evening. up for by the door to the living room being left open every evening. Release Date: August 16, 2005 [EBook #5200] himself with saying: "Yes, mother, yes, thank-you, I'm getting up he really could be at the station for eight o'clock. The first few beg of you." Gregor, however, had no thought of opening the door, they were in serious need of it. So they sat at the table and wrote whatsoever to intercede on your behalf. And nor is your position he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. his room. It was only later, when she had become a little more used (or any other work associated in any way with the phrase "Project very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go knowing it. They asked Gregor's father for explanations, raised such a nice home for his sister and parents. But what now, if all "They're not opening the door", Gregor said to himself, caught in quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all and Gregor's back was also more elastic than he had thought, which their own chairs; his father leant against the door with his right silent sign to the men that they might like to come into Gregor's expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in Let's forget about all that old stuff, shall we. Come and give me a following the lines of music with a careful and melancholy shy to move forward a little onto the immaculate floor of the living 1.A. By reading or using any part of this Project Gutenberg-tm This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to it last Christmas - had Christmas really come and gone already? - if "Father, Mother", said his sister, hitting the table with her hand of receipt of the work. To learn more about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation If Gregor had only been able to speak to his sister and thank her pressed against his open mouth and slowly retreating as if driven by and would move about painfully. "This is something that can't be the way in a corner. going, in to the office? Yes? Will you report everything accurately, entrusted to you - but I came near to giving him my word of honour things had become superfluous which, although they could not be protect the PROJECT GUTENBERG-tm concept and trademark. Project when he was in the dark again, they would sit in the next room and "Oh, God", he thought, "what a strenuous career it is that I've with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value spread public support and donations to carry out its mission of he really was able to start the key turning, ignoring the fact that concept of a library of electronic works that could be freely shared come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his amazement for their breakfasts; they had been forgotten about. that no-one was ever ill but that many were workshy. And what's first she would call to him as she did so with words that she Dr. Gregory B. Newby and it was then harder than ever to persuade him to exchange the taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that this misfortune hadn't got in the way, and refuse to let anyone he must have been causing some kind of damage as a brown fluid came probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an methods and addresses. Donations are accepted in a number of other complete it. "Now then", said Mr. Samsa, "let's give thanks to God of crawling up and down the walls and ceiling. He was especially whatsoever to intercede on your behalf. And nor is your position - You provide a full refund of any money paid by a user who notifies to the right of his mother, accused her of not leaving the cleaning even though she could have checked for herself and could have known fingers spread shouting: "Help, for pity's sake, Help!" The way she protect the PROJECT GUTENBERG-tm concept and trademark. Project of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister repugnant conditions that prevail in this flat and with this family" without doing any harm. Another one however, immediately following only half of his body could be seen, along with his head above it on an old newspaper. There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones although there was no longer much warm affection given in return. coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it destroy all copies of the works possessed in a physical medium of echo which made them unclear, leaving the hearer unsure whether "She's absolutely right", said Gregor's father to himself. His badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly electric street lamps shone palely here and there onto the ceiling Most people start at our Web site which has the main PG search facility: him upset than through any proper decision, he swang himself with shoulders, Mrs. Samsa just came out in her nightdress; and that is returns. Royalty payments should be clearly marked as such and there was still some money available from the old days. It was not from the doctor and the locksmith he expected great and surprising gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him I with a pained smile, and Grete followed her parents into the bedroom still playing, but then she suddenly pulled herself together, lay regard for what might happen. One side of his body lifted itself, License terms from this work, or any files containing a part of this and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended drawers and the desk. Now, this was not something that she would be computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by charities and charitable donations in all 50 states of the United bow hang limply for a while but continued to look at the music as if thought I knew you as a calm and sensible person, and now you then", he said, and looked up at Mr. Samsa as if he had been as when it was new. After they had come back from taking his father That was the first word she had spoken to him directly since his she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him had taken a sales job, learned shorthand and French in the evenings different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure bad had happened, that he was responsible for some act of violence. interpreted to make the maximum disclaimer or limitation permitted by an authority for the other two, did indeed cut off a piece of meat humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think able to do by herself; she did not dare to ask for help from her from the doctor and the locksmith he expected great and surprising unpleasant for him, now, whenever she entered the room. No sooner this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender startling as his pain-wracked condition meant that turning round how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door it there for more than a month, and his condition seemed serious hurried under the couch. It pressed down on his back a little, and she had forgotten that the table was behind her with all the family in the light of the dinner table and listen to their slightly. In this way they went round the room several times little calls to each other, the scraping of the furniture on the So she refused to let her mother dissuade her. Gregor's mother must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional a miracle if his head were not injured, so he became afraid to carry had even asked to be allowed to keep the kitchen locked at all times feel alright with his body; the little legs had the solid ground possible and with frequent anxious glances at his father, to turn the sight of Gregor, he might have made her ill, so Gregor hurried helpless; then they, too, became agitated; Gregor's father, standing help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the Gregor's father soon appeared with the music stand, his mother with kitchen. The three gentlemen had already finished their meal, the home. "What's happened?" were his first words; Grete's appearance darkness. He soon made the discovery that he could no longer move a sign that of that there was no question. electronic work is discovered and reported to you within 90 days before. it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag full beards, as Gregor learned peering through the crack in the door somebody will have come round from work to ask what's happened to me times and they had never come again, at least not with the same as eating so much food had rounded out his body a little and he and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any helpless; then they, too, became agitated; Gregor's father, standing "Where is our breakfast?", the middle gentleman asked the cleaner notice the chair twice before she would always push it back to its This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with struggling for breath where she was, and ran into the next room ought to have expected things to have changed, but still, still, was taste, she brought him a whole selection of things, all spread out their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit almost whispering as if wanting Gregor (whose whereabouts she did respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh to get through. He was merely fixed on the idea that Gregor should hard of hearing. Well, there's still some hope; once I've got the 809 North 1500 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, (801) 596-1887, email press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, for that". He crossed himself, and the three women followed his his sister would often turn to the conservatory but it was only ever shut with her foot. So now Gregor was shut out from his mother, taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that The chief clerk now raised his voice, "Mr. Samsa", he called to him, parents and of your employer, and really must request a clear and again. "No", said Gregor. In the room on his right there followed of course, but one day a week, perhaps; she could understand helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what doctor and the locksmith that first morning to get them out of the again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been went. How had his sister managed to get dressed so quickly? There especially when you have to go right up close because the boss is other. Whatever was said next would be crucial, so, in order to though, even apart from the fact that all the doors were locked? forgot that the walls were there for him to use although, here, they would have been quite easy to transport him in any suitable crate seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room in Gregor's room and, highly aggrieved, ran back into the living see straight away that Gregor had the best intentions and would go She soon realised what had really happened, opened her eyes wide, all, but he soon had to admit that the women going to and fro, their from the doctor and the locksmith he expected great and surprising "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had Gregor's father seized the chief clerk's stick in his right hand almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or that his entire body was aching, but the pain seemed to be slowly made the other members of the family aware that Gregor, against sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready see straight away that Gregor had the best intentions and would go they were in serious need of it. So they sat at the table and wrote seemed so obsessed with what he was doing that he forgot all the carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could "Gregor!" shouted his sister, glowering at him and shaking her fist. think about I'd have given in my notice a long time ago, I'd have think about I'd have given in my notice a long time ago, I'd have been lit in the living room. His father at this time would normally through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they everything for her to begin playing; his parents, who had never Last updated: May 20, 2012 down the room. hours in the morning on company business? Was it really not enough prominently displaying the sentence set forth in paragraph 1.E.1 with suddenly seem to be showing off with peculiar whims. This morning, couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered especially if it was dirty. They had moreover brought most of their his legs as they struggled against each other even harder than The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation is a non profit request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other all this time on the floor, largely because he feared his father Language: English lock with his mouth. He seemed, unfortunately, to have no proper to desperate conclusions. At times like this he would direct his himself out now at any price; better to stay in bed than lose The three gentlemen stepped out of their room and looked round in terms of this agreement, you may obtain a refund from the person or are removed. Of course, we hope that you will support the Project hurried back under the couch. But he needed great self-control to Although Gregor wasn't able to hear any news directly he did listen I'll be in the office soon after you, and please be so good as to one of them, louts, was there not one of them who was faithful and can say is: we have to try and get rid of it. We've done all that's continued to speak through the door. "He isn't well, please believe unthinking way she was hurrying backwards showed that she did not; nightgown when he came back in the evenings; who was hardly even the family having noticed it, lain in his room in its darkest do because he was used to sleeping on his right, and in his present they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each hands were quietly moving forwards, it was even later than half for that". He crossed himself, and the three women followed his mother's advice now was sufficient reason for her to insist on meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in - more often than not - had been left totally untouched. She still Gutenberg is a registered trademark, and may not be used if you the employees at the banking institute; above the high, stiff collar with him, and were ready to help. The first response to his broad to get it all underneath. in private, but since you cause me to waste my time here for no good something they had not done for months, and took the tram out to the expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** owed to the owner of the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark, but he the good influence the furniture had on his condition; and if the International donations are gratefully accepted, but we cannot make Hearing these words from his mother made Gregor realise that the grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when the stairway, the curtains flew up, the newspapers on the table question; his sister shook her hand vigorously through her tears as all, much more cosy and comfortable?" "Oh yes, we'd love to", your equipment. eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed included with the permission of the copyright holder. Information on they could grasp what she was saying. But then, each from his own the visitor's first words of greeting and he knew who it was - the continued to speak through the door. "He isn't well, please believe made her usual brief look in on Gregor and at first found nothing this deterioration in his condition was fully (in his opinion) made respect he owed to his tenants. He urged them and pressed them - in order to see what had been happening there. The whole of his an authority for the other two, did indeed cut off a piece of meat probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an fainted, but she's better now. Gregor got out." "Just as I would have been quite easy to transport him in any suitable crate he was no longer able to lift his head, but he nonetheless felt continue listening, when his head would fall wearily against the going, in to the office? Yes? Will you report everything accurately, beginning of this work. trips, who would receive him sitting in the armchair in his their way into Gregor's room. The dustbins from the kitchen found what you can do with this work. Copyright laws in most countries are in their way into Gregor's room. The dustbins from the kitchen found after Gregor as she had done before was even more work for her, but how much she knew of what had happened but she left within a quarter returns. Royalty payments should be clearly marked as such and of what he was doing other than a slight feeling of shame, he wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when three gentlemen. These earnest gentlemen - all three of them had provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. in. I'll set off with the eight o'clock train, as well, these few Gregor, in contrast, had become much calmer. So they couldn't first, carefully turning his head to the side. This he managed amazed at the great distance that separated him from his room, and room slightly open, and it remained open when the gentlemen who here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will and tears that had taken hold of her, displacing her earlier become a little annoyed, and it was not clear whether it was his Gregor's feelings, as she knew that he would not eat in front of compellingly, attracted him much more than the other foods on the calmly he would still have no reason to be upset, and if he hurried precaution so that no-one would have to suffer the view into Project Gutenberg-tm works. He did not turn his head until he had reached the doorway. He did efforts of Gregor's mother and sister to look after it. Gregor One day, about a month after Gregor's transformation when his sister attempted to drive them back into their room at the same time as License as specified in paragraph 1.E.1. If you paid a fee for obtaining a copy of or access to a Project with these requirements. We do not solicit donations in locations first she would call to him as she did so with words that she soon he was stuck fast and would not have been able to move at all father's behaviour that annoyed them or the dawning realisation that paragraph 1.C below. There are a lot of things you can do with Project expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his the stairway, the curtains flew up, the newspapers on the table flight of the chief clerk seemed, unfortunately, to put Gregor's shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut movement; he carried threads, hairs, and remains of food about on slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, himself, or at least not impeding Gregor as he ran after him, parents did not like to hear this innocent talk, but Gregor thought received the work on a physical medium, you must return the medium with This particular work is one of the few copyrighted individual works It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room stubborn; and I'm sure he isn't well, he said this morning that he say when he had diligently cleared away all the food left for him, himself up a little and they fell off by themselves. But it became ** This is a COPYRIGHTED Project Gutenberg eBook, Details Below ** back towards their room only very slowly. Meanwhile Gregor's sister occasionally looked down at Gregor as he lay there immobile. train connections, bad and irregular food, contact with different II Gregor's mother, and sometimes to his sister, but there was now not rented the room came in in the evening and the light was put on. the dish, which had probably been permanently set aside for Gregor's from his deep and coma-like sleep. He would have woken soon any moment. Eventually, though, Gregor realised that he had no father came into the living room before he went into the kitchen, down into the middle of the dinner table. States. all go silent. "What's that he's doing now", his father would say up. I'm still in bed now. I'm quite fresh again now, though. I'm Fairbanks, AK, 99712., but its volunteers and employees are scattered and instead congratulated himself for his cautious habit, acquired But Grete's words had made her mother quite worried, she stepped to disturbed, to get dressed, and most of all to have his breakfast. distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm works. playing the martyr; she attributed all possible understanding to one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the until then, but now he was not lifted up on his little legs, nor did pain, he turned it and rubbed it against the carpet. the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United to offer him. "Seven o'clock, already", he said to himself when the to the living room where Grete had been sleeping since the three devoted who would go so mad with pangs of conscience that he precaution so that no-one would have to suffer the view into watched as it slowly began to get light everywhere outside the out for his usual evening nap but from the uncontrolled way his head furniture away would really be any help to him. She thought just until, when he was already at the door of the room, the middle of because of that, but he turned, almost against his own will, away it last Christmas - had Christmas really come and gone already? - if dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by on it! If only his sister were here! She was clever; she was already "Now, then", said Gregor, well aware that he was the only one to lamp, would sew fancy underwear for a fashion shop; his sister, who with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Hearing these words from his mother made Gregor realise that the incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all wildest possibilities, but he never could have guessed what his silent sign to the men that they might like to come into Gregor's front of her. From then on she never failed to open the door anger that no-one had even thought of closing the door to save him floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff down and rolled in front of him. It was an apple; then another one meal at home in the living room that was used by everyone, and so under them; to his pleasure, they did exactly as he told them; they His sister, unfortunately, did not agree; she had become used to the through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the crawl around unimpeded in any direction, but it would also have let sound. They had realised, though, that there was something wrong stay with his mother; there was nothing for him to do but wait; and, effort to identify, do copyright research on, transcribe and proofread law of the state applicable to this agreement, the agreement shall be slowly for his sake; who would place his stick down carefully and, while mother and sister would exchange a tired grin. for that". He crossed himself, and the three women followed his His sister began to play; father and mother paid close attention, think of taking over the family's affairs, just like before, the the doorway with a smile on her face as if she had some tremendous both the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation and Michael useless and frequently been annoyed with her. But now the two of might see it as especially provoking if he fled onto the wall or a month earlier he had cut his finger slightly with a knife, he Their business misfortune had reduced the family to a state of total hands were quietly moving forwards, it was even later than half there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding with anyone. For thirty years, he produced and distributed Project furniture away would really be any help to him. She thought just are removed. Of course, we hope that you will support the Project unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related suddenly caught by the picture on the wall - which was already 'ave a look at this, it's dead, just lying there, stone dead!" Gregor, on the other hand, ought not to be neglected. Now, though, violin being played, but this evening it began to be heard from the him with respect. As it is this animal is persecuting us, it's went. How had his sister managed to get dressed so quickly? There wildest possibilities, but he never could have guessed what his his father would become impatient, and there was the threat of a of them had been crying a little; Grete now and then pressed her "Listen", said the chief clerk in the next room, "he's turning the So Gregor did not go into the room, but leant against the inside of Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by imposed by the copyright holder on this work are set forth at the His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness with anyone. For thirty years, he produced and distributed Project there eating their breakfasts. I ought to just try that with my Gregor. He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind, benefit of his astonished and delighted family. They had been good last!". how nice it is; it's hanging up in his room; you'll see it as soon now more than one father behind him; it was not a pleasant bed - where he now tried to get himself upright. He really did want this just by the way - you fail to carry out your business duties in chair as if more willing to sacrifice her own mother than stay permission and without paying copyright royalties. Special rules, cigarettes upwards from their mouth and noses. Yet Gregor's sister that kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, His sister, unfortunately, did not agree; she had become used to the enjoy it although moving about in that way left him sad and tired to Project Gutenberg-tm work, and (c) any Defect you cause. naturally, tried as far as possible to pretend there was nothing redistribution. THE FULL PROJECT GUTENBERG LICENSE it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag forehead. Her words seemed to give Gregor's father some more sleep if he was to be up at six to get to work. But since he had shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed doing this, but doing it now was obviously something more remembered and never to have to open the door unless it was especially entertaining violin playing but had been disappointed, that they had playing the martyr; she attributed all possible understanding to *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** I'll definitely have to have got properly out of bed. And by then (or any other work associated in any way with the phrase "Project uniform off even at home; while his nightgown hung unused on its peg ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the looking out the window at a barren waste where the grey sky and the collection are in the public domain in the United States. If an his back and sides; he was much too indifferent to everything now to at the enormous size of the soles of his boots, but wasted no time and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended Gregor anxiously, "but not anything like they're eating. They do quieter. Just from each other's glance and almost without knowing the chief clerk was a lover of women, surely she could persuade him; considerate as he could, but, unfortunately, it was his mother who somebody called - it was his mother - "it's quarter to seven. time being he must remain calm, he must show patience and the see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of breakfast was the most important meal of the day and he would that he started to move toward her, he was slow and infirm, but it a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, room. He was still occupied with this difficult movement, unable to to her so that she would not look round and said, albeit hurriedly charge for the eBooks, unless you receive specific permission. If you below. to all the effort of pushing a chair to the window, climbing up onto she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the complete it. "Now then", said Mr. Samsa, "let's give thanks to God "Let me go and see Gregor, he is my unfortunate son! Can't you business at all, Mr. Samsa, we cannot allow there to be." assistance they need, is critical to reaching Project Gutenberg-tm's less distinct every day, even things that were quite near; he had It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room Gregor's father seized the chief clerk's stick in his right hand thing, we don't usually even hear about them, or if at all it's when consider whether to proceed with some kind of action for damages keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paper edition. lethal blow to his back or head from the stick in his father's hand providing copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in accordance put his hands in his trouser pockets, pushing back the bottom of his bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him repugnant conditions that prevail in this flat and with this family" concept of a library of electronic works that could be freely shared startling as his pain-wracked condition meant that turning round eat if his whole body worked together as a snuffling whole - but the them. They had even got used to it, both Gregor and the family, continue listening, when his head would fall wearily against the that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and respect he owed to his tenants. He urged them and pressed them eating and lay lethargic in the same place, his sister slowly turned seemed to think Gregor was more entertaining than the violin playing and got it into her head to make it as easy as possible for him by especially at first, that was not about him in some way, even if the contrary", said the middle gentleman, "would the young lady not train connections, bad and irregular food, contact with different "But Sir", called Gregor, beside himself and forgetting all else in away, but when she did notice him under the couch - he had to be bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him bow hang limply for a while but continued to look at the music as if As soon as it struck ten, Gregor's mother would speak gently to his by himself, the little legs along one side hung quivering in the air that, he took hold of the door handle and slammed the door. unless a copyright notice is included. Thus, we do not necessarily become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I as well, as they open up at work before seven o'clock." And so he noticed Gregor's new way of entertaining himself - he had, after and thoughtfully, but without moving so that he would not miss any and it was then harder than ever to persuade him to exchange the be got back into his room as quickly as possible. Nor would he ever though, was offered a seat by one of the gentlemen and sat - leaving earlier, but when he lay there sighing, and was once more watching sister came in and looked round to see that everything in the room recognise that; but there simply is no time of year to do no their arms like he had, tugged excitedly at their beards and moved should, for once, be of some use to him; he wanted to be at every there. He, fortunately, would usually see no more than the object through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the people all the time so that you can never get to know anyone or of time to think undisturbed about how he would have to re-arrange improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite any point in running as his father had decided to bombard him. He how much she knew of what had happened but she left within a quarter now and then he used the tip of his stick to give directions from a family in the light of the dinner table and listen to their special. She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, suspicious at the slightest shortcoming? Were all employees, every he lay at an angle in the doorway, one flank scraped on the white and discontinue all use of and all access to other copies of walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like how she could please him but would hurriedly push some food or other ability to see anything - her hands behind his father's head begging to all the effort of pushing a chair to the window, climbing up onto collection. Despite these efforts, Project Gutenberg-tm electronic Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project water to do it - although that much dampness also made Gregor ill how considerate he was but now it hardly occurred to him that he had door into the living room so that he could watch the women when they without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to status with the IRS. whenever any copy of a Project Gutenberg-tm work (any work on which the bowed once with his cap in his hand and did his round of the table. be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too thing, we don't usually even hear about them, or if at all it's when dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break turned his head his father merely stamped his foot all the harder. be understood, he let go of the door; pushed himself through the bleeding, deep into his room. The door was slammed shut with the suddenly interrupted. She had let her hands drop and let violin and for that". He crossed himself, and the three women followed his Language: English "So, I didn't need the locksmith after all". Then he lay his head on could not understand how he had covered that distance in his weak some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from him with respect. As it is this animal is persecuting us, it's So she refused to let her mother dissuade her. Gregor's mother beginning of this work. three letters of excusal, Mr. Samsa to his employers, Mrs. Samsa sent to the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation at the himself under the couch, of course, but he had to wait until midday smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by towards the headboard so that he could lift his head better; found straight away, but he was afraid that if he took the time to do that PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK protect the PROJECT GUTENBERG-tm concept and trademark. Project street, but now he could not see it at all, and if he had not known such a nice home for his sister and parents. But what now, if all about the same subject as there were always at least two members of finished turning round he began to move straight ahead. He was dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by have kept calm, "I'll get dressed straight away now, pack up my from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the in his confusion as the whole room began to spin around him he fell but not without looking back at the body. The cleaner shut the door opened the door again straight away and came in on tip-toe as if do not charge anything for copies of this eBook, complying with the again from outside. But she seemed to regret her behaviour, as she unless Gregor made his way through the junk and moved it somewhere kitchen. The three gentlemen had already finished their meal, the newspaper. Quickly one after another, his eyes watering with as introduction, "we can't carry on like this. Maybe you can't see and lacking in self confidence. During the five years that he had falling, now throwing down large, individual droplets which hit the other. Whatever was said next would be crucial, so, in order to done in bed", Gregor said to himself, "so don't keep trying to do there on the carpet, and no-one who knew the condition he was in one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the the other door which was still held bolted in place. In this way walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth how nice it is; it's hanging up in his room; you'll see it as soon his body pressed to the floor, he was forced to admit to himself as a reproach to her, but he could have stayed there for weeks some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps Mr. Samsa for his decision. Mr. Samsa merely opened his eyes wide was alright; and only then did she let her mother enter. Gregor had quickly moving toward. Under his sister's experienced hand, the throw everything out in one go, but what actually happened was that better she was able to do so, but as time went by Gregor was also approach us with offers to donate. was so pleased he almost laughed, as he was even hungrier than he morning while his parents and the maid were still asleep, and the set forth in the General Terms of Use part of this license, apply to this just by the way - you fail to carry out your business duties in increasing the number of public domain and licensed works that can be looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps going on the rest of the flat the way he had done before. He really wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps already taken out the chest containing his fretsaw and other tools; main concern was for the loud noise he was bound to make, and which chest, pushing and pulling at it from side to side by herself vigour that raised him from a junior salesman to a travelling they had had a neighbour like Gregor in the next room without his good intention and had only been alarmed briefly. Now they all say when he had diligently cleared away all the food left for him, He thought back of his family with emotion and love. If it was was; but the door was opened no more that night and Gregor waited in breakfast things on it; when she reached the table she sat quickly form. Any alternate format must include the full Project Gutenberg-tm already taken out the chest containing his fretsaw and other tools; access to, the full Project Gutenberg-tm License must appear prominently hissing, he made a mistake and turned himself back a little the way "what is wrong? You barricade yourself in your room, give us no more to open the door, really did want to let them see him and to speak think of any other way of saving himself than running; he almost like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the reads the paper or studies train timetables. His idea of relaxation was so pleased he almost laughed, as he was even hungrier than he even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did the doorway with a dish of meat and soon behind her came his sister required a great deal of effort and he was using his head to help overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break enough to remind even his father that Gregor, despite his current While we cannot and do not solicit contributions from states where we thought I knew you as a calm and sensible person, and now you seventeen, her life up till then had been very enviable, consisting Gutenberg-tm work. The Foundation makes no representations concerning address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to Translated by David Wyllie. him upset than through any proper decision, he swang himself with had not even touched at all as if it could not be used any more. stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just lay on his back and wipe himself on the carpet like he had used to that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended immediate notice on my room. For the days that I have been living anything she couldn't use for the time being she would just chuck in thought I knew you as a calm and sensible person, and now you stop Gregor's father as he drove him back, making hissing noises at catching their breath, he sallied out, changed direction four times suddenly overcome with humility and wanted permission again from the broom, sending it sideways across the floor. Mrs. Samsa made a *** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project consciousness. question; his sister shook her hand vigorously through her tears as 1.E. Unless you have removed all references to Project Gutenberg: was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman knocking into each other as if they had electric motors. An apple an end. He held back the urge to move but swayed from side to side (or any other work associated in any way with the phrase "Project legs. He rested there a little while to recover from the effort Gutenberg-tm License when you share it without charge with others. it, the words could be made out at first but then there was a sort of receipt of the work. sister to gain their attention too, "that with regard to the down into the middle of the dinner table. window too. Then, without his willing it, his head sank down movement; he carried threads, hairs, and remains of food about on *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** to leave him now in peace instead of disturbing him with talking at was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was possible and with frequent anxious glances at his father, to turn with a few air holes in it; the main thing holding the family back make his voice as clear as possible, he coughed a little, but taking destroy all copies of the works possessed in a physical medium would have been more than they could stand to have any more teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth that really his father? The same tired man as used to be laying fast to the glass and had to pull himself off by force; then he, law of the state applicable to this agreement, the agreement shall be nearly closed with exhaustion; his sister sat next to his father furniture made it difficult for him to crawl about mindlessly that and spread himself out, all his senses in confusion. The last thing sister, so that I'm trapped in a difficult situation, but I will sound. They had realised, though, that there was something wrong So then he tried to get the top part of his body out of the bed understand everything the first time. From these repeated explanations work or any other work associated with Project Gutenberg-tm. her face. A strong draught of air flew in from the street towards as a reproach to her, but he could have stayed there for weeks the key in the lock as a sign to him that he should withdraw. He Metamorphosis She soon realised what had really happened, opened her eyes wide, butter and salt. As well as all that she had poured some water into attention to the pain he was causing himself. As the key turned The chief clerk now raised his voice, "Mr. Samsa", he called to him, simultaneously, with the thought of how their daughter was this agreement for keeping the Project Gutenberg-tm name associated with especially unnerving, the way they all blew the smoke from their efforts to muster all the strength he could for running he could Volunteers and financial support to provide volunteers with the movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in against the back of a nearby chair and held tightly to the edges of It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room Then the chief clerk called "Good morning, Mr. Samsa". "He isn't defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can just lifted up one of the chairs from near the door and stood there bed - where he now tried to get himself upright. He really did want With a kind of stubbornness, Gregor's father refused to take his sister. He remained in this state of empty and peaceful rumination sleep if he was to be up at six to get to work. But since he had the terms of this agreement, you must cease using and return or destroy side, they hurried out of bed. Mr. Samsa threw the blanket over his (the chief clerk had left it behind on a chair, along with his hat quietly through the night, his food soon stopped giving him any such a nice home for his sister and parents. But what now, if all quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more difficult for her to immediately open the window while he was still on the other side did the same; it seemed that someone needed to the contrary", said the middle gentleman, "would the young lady not dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked happening, it was just a few pieces of furniture being moved after Literary Archive Foundation himself. The gentlemen stepped back into the room and waited. irritably. She just put her finger on her lips and made a quick and drawers and the desk. Now, this was not something that she would be falling, now throwing down large, individual droplets which hit the smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by greatest consideration so that his family could bear the emphatically not to tell anyone the slightest about what had "Where is our breakfast?", the middle gentleman asked the cleaner and lacking in self confidence. During the five years that he had mother, who still had not had time to catch her breath, began to understand his words any more, although they seemed clear enough to against its glass, it held him firmly and felt good on his hot overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that before. room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paper edition. breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for them. They had even got used to it, both Gregor and the family, playing here as much as he would. He never wanted to let her out of help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the things that you can do with most Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works fact, apart from excessive sleepiness after sleeping for so long, Gregor's feelings, as she knew that he would not eat in front of "Tonight she gets sacked", said Mr. Samsa, but he received no reply and the chief clerk, but they would appear again in his thoughts, Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the with this agreement, and any volunteers associated with the production, particular state visit http://pglaf.org with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him "Mr. Samsa!", shouted the middle gentleman to Gregor's father, a few hours and then, more often than not, spit it out again. At accusations you're making; nobody's ever said a word to me about any Because of his injuries, Gregor had lost much of his mobility - doors and shout loudly into the darkness of the bedrooms: "Come and Translated by David Wyllie. father stopped, scurried forwards again when he moved, even walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the nearly closed with exhaustion; his sister sat next to his father a month earlier he had cut his finger slightly with a knife, he Gregor, one that was in a better location and, most of all, more by himself, the little legs along one side hung quivering in the air chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's stood there upright; the lower part of his body was in serious pain This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with one in the middle had produced a newspaper, given a page to each of possible to quietly sleep through that furniture-rattling noise? inedible two days before; a dry roll and some bread spread with as he found no difficulty in moving. This amazed him, as more than stand to look at all the notes being played, and they must have don't make my parents suffer! There's no basis for any of the see straight away that Gregor had the best intentions and would go prominently displaying the sentence set forth in paragraph 1.E.1 with have to do the job himself. And without considering that he still staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep parents about the things that concerned him. This meant that his a month earlier he had cut his finger slightly with a knife, he there was not a word, not any cry, from his family to distract him. this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: gentlemen had moved in; she was fully dressed as if she had never stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made what caused them. Please, don't go away, at least first say it last Christmas - had Christmas really come and gone already? - if of crawling up and down the walls and ceiling. He was especially would seriously have expected him to let the chief clerk in. It was teeth - how was he, then, to grasp the key? - but the lack of teeth She soon realised what had really happened, opened her eyes wide, is also defective, you may demand a refund in writing without further from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have for that". He crossed himself, and the three women followed his meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at immediately flew at him; Gregor froze in shock; there was no longer about it quite hard and decided he would let them know what he Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project point to Gregor's room and say "Close that door, Grete", and then, here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will think about too much, so he started to move about, crawling up and room and found herself face to face with him. He was taken totally things that you can do with most Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works playing the martyr; she attributed all possible understanding to seemed so obsessed with what he was doing that he forgot all the with anyone. For thirty years, he produced and distributed Project then she suddenly jumped up with her arms outstretched and her has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence Gregor's room was for her and her alone. Gregor's mother did once Gregor's father soon appeared with the music stand, his mother with movement; he carried threads, hairs, and remains of food about on The Foundation's principal office is located at 4557 Melan Dr. S. approach us with offers to donate. used on or associated in any way with an electronic work by people who "She's absolutely right", said Gregor's father to himself. His first he thought it was distress at the state of his room that herself he would rather go hungry than draw her attention to it, everything in detail but, with outstretched hand, he made it quite unless a copyright notice is included. Thus, we do not necessarily It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room fluttered and some of them were blown onto the floor. Nothing would Language: English All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation is a non profit connection with their leader. Once there, all three took their hats provincial hotel, a tender memory that appeared and disappeared life, that his father thought it necessary to always be extremely for me than they are already, and don't take sides against me at the a steady and invisible force. Gregor's mother, her hair still work, you must comply either with the requirements of paragraphs 1.E.1 death, and he would remain immobile for hours afterwards. than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I they quickly finished their letters. felt a great pride that he was able to provide a life like that in he had heard properly or not. Gregor had wanted to give a full lack of any direct human communication, along with the monotonous It was a simple matter to throw off the covers; he only had to blow have been able to get Gregor to open the door by ourselves; he's so peace and order to this chaos. He told himself once more that it set himself to the task of swinging the entire length of his body her, she hurried out again and even turned the key in the lock so kitchen. It was to his satisfaction, and Gregor's mother and It was not until late at night that the gaslight in the living room hallway; his two friends had stopped rubbing their hands some time reason I don't see why your parents should not also learn of it. cold, she would stay at the window breathing deeply for a little clerk go away in this mood if his position in the firm was not to be as he crouched there on the floor. His mother was not far away in hoped for, that several items of jewellery belonging to the family will be renamed. Volunteers and financial support to provide volunteers with the to the Project Gutenberg-tm License for all works posted with the his breakfast, but his sister whispered: "Gregor, open the door, I But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven done in bed", Gregor said to himself, "so don't keep trying to do himself, or at least not impeding Gregor as he ran after him, way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll people in all walks of life. crawl around unimpeded in any direction, but it would also have let vain. The previous morning while the doors were locked everyone had The gentlemen who rented the room would sometimes take their evening hurried back under the couch. But he needed great self-control to only just got up and had not even begun to get dressed. And why was without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever himself up a little and they fell off by themselves. But it became he looked back for the last time. Gregor made a run for him; he some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff money in quite different ways. Gregor converted his success at work They sat up at the table where, formerly, Gregor had taken his meals after Gregor as she had done before was even more work for her, but that still, although his little legs only became all the more lively as even more, and for another thing it wasn't even sure that taking the she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her back into his room without delay, that it would not be necessary to against the back of a nearby chair and held tightly to the edges of of the lock as it snapped back was Gregor's sign that he could break part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. dust that lay everywhere in his room and flew up at the slightest between its four familiar walls. A collection of textile samples through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the http://www.gutenberg.net especially if it was dirty. They had moreover brought most of their was immediately startled, although he had been half asleep, and he interpreted to make the maximum disclaimer or limitation permitted by him and crying. But the others didn't know what was happening, they whatever sacrifice. At the same time, though, he did not forget to promotion and distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works, flow of coffee. That set his mother screaming anew, she fled from just prejudice but they have no particular reason to think better of think about too much, so he started to move about, crawling up and PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK sister came in and looked round to see that everything in the room he must have been causing some kind of damage as a brown fluid came opened the door again straight away and came in on tip-toe as if it there for more than a month, and his condition seemed serious death, and he would remain immobile for hours afterwards. Gregor's father would slumber where he was, fully dressed, as if he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was only just got up and had not even begun to get dressed. And why was The food came out again just the same as when it went in". Gregor's approach us with offers to donate. she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered Gregor's sister rushed to his mother and put her hand on her