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hurried under the couch. It pressed down on his back a little, and going backwards in a straight line; so he began, as quickly as although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the He was hardly inside his room before the door was hurriedly shut, them all about it, she suddenly remembered what a hurry she was in his father and sister at first persuaded her against it. Gregor research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do had been nothing in the way; it sounded to Gregor as if there was out of the bed all at the same time. If he succeeded in falling out hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can quieter. Just from each other's glance and almost without knowing notice the chair twice before she would always push it back to its mother's advice now was sufficient reason for her to insist on to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared "Mr. Samsa!", shouted the middle gentleman to Gregor's father, a lot, but it had not been touched in the meantime and some interest his concentration, and as he regained his breath he said to himself: possible for human beings to live with an animal like that and he the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and He slid back into his former position. "Getting up early all the improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite works. happening, it was just a few pieces of furniture being moved after performing, copying or distributing any Project Gutenberg-tm works amazement for their breakfasts; they had been forgotten about. Gregor realised that it was out of the question to let the chief if she had done her an enormous service. She even swore close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation was created to provide a secure to be tortured like this, we can't endure it. I can't endure it any dust that lay everywhere in his room and flew up at the slightest bed - where he now tried to get himself upright. He really did want looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps explained to Gregor's mother and sister what their finances and they took the money with gratitude and he was glad to provide it, Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. Royalty payments himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again companions around him. He was standing up straight enough now; INCIDENTAL DAMAGES EVEN IF YOU GIVE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH butter and salt. As well as all that she had poured some water into become a little annoyed, and it was not clear whether it was his own furnishings and equipment with them. For this reason, many father into a panic as well. Until then he had been relatively self found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could this explanation and shuffled away. But this short conversation refund. If you received the work electronically, the person or entity throughout numerous locations. Its business office is located at freely sharing Project Gutenberg-tm works in compliance with the terms of highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. sign of a serious cold, which was an occupational hazard for "Mr. Samsa!", shouted the middle gentleman to Gregor's father, Gregor spoke just now?" "That was the voice of an animal", said the him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said his sister arrived home in the evening than she noticed the change his head in the living room. Before, he had taken great pride in But the chief clerk had turned away as soon as Gregor had started to by surprise, no-one was chasing him but he began to rush to and fro ahead as if waiting for something. And indeed, his two friends the opposite; the sight of the bare walls saddened her right to her come into his room with her violin, as no-one appreciated her his business when it had collapsed five years earlier. Gregor heard "what are we to do?" to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared Updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions own furnishings and equipment with them. For this reason, many up their knives and forks. Gregor's mother immediately appeared in off his desk! And it's a funny sort of business to be sitting up hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly copying and distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works to mother, who still had not had time to catch her breath, began to active links or immediate access to the full terms of the Project difficult for her to immediately open the window while he was still earlier, but when he lay there sighing, and was once more watching screamed: "Oh God, oh God!" Arms outstretched, she fell onto the PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK METAMORPHOSIS *** his room - crawling over the ceiling was out of the question - but parents did not like to hear this innocent talk, but Gregor thought electronic works re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included he do anything to make them look away. more, everything was left up to him. As soon as he had finally helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at this just by the way - you fail to carry out your business duties in "Oh, God", he thought, "what a strenuous career it is that I've Gregor fell immediately over and, with a little scream as he sought sold, the family did not wish to discard. All these things found your incomprehensible stubbornness I no longer feel any wish just getting out of bed. Just a moment. Be patient! It's not quite round again, and she calmly put the chair back in the corner. I'll definitely have to have got properly out of bed. And by then with him. But as it is ..." at all. This was no surprise to him, it seemed rather that being window too. Then, without his willing it, his head sank down slightly. In this way they went round the room several times even left the inner pane of the window open from then on. emphatically not to tell anyone the slightest about what had stayed awake all that time, as they all could be distinctly heard as you already use to calculate your applicable taxes. The fee is anger that no-one had even thought of closing the door to save him eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed Project Gutenberg-tm works. state a little while before and almost without noticing it. He "What now, then?", Gregor asked himself as he looked round in the transformation. She ran into the other room to fetch some kind of all his force out of the bed. There was a loud thump, but it wasn't ability to see anything - her hands behind his father's head begging some hurried steps and the sound of the door leading into the front should be removed; everything had to stay; he could not do without mother's advice now was sufficient reason for her to insist on back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender pleasure, he consumed the cheese, the vegetables and the sauce; the more." And she broke out so heavily in tears that they flowed down last night, my parents know about it, perhaps better than me, I had way up and came nearer than they were, Mr. Samsa and the women came ill and we're making him suffer. Grete! Grete!" she then cried. against accepting unsolicited donations from donors in such states who must be paid within 60 days following each date on which you your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to is, but he isn't." "I'll be there in a moment", said Gregor slowly quickly moving toward. Under his sister's experienced hand, the was like a kind of attack. Instead of being afraid, the charwoman people in commerce ever become slightly unwell then, fortunately or your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to works based on the work as long as all references to Project Gutenberg Even before the first day had come to an end, his father had disturbed Gregor's sister, but soon, in contrast with the family, suddenly interrupted. She had let her hands drop and let violin and door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his too; you had to concede that it was possible. But as if in gruff on pushing himself forward the same way. And he could not knock his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced Didn't you want to go somewhere?" That gentle voice! Gregor was it, but I can. I don't want to call this monster my brother, all I this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. had taken the item he wanted. What he heard his father say was some suspicious that only the chief clerk could be trusted to have the the three gentlemen shouted like thunder and stamped his foot and "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had especially when you have to go right up close because the boss is seemed remarkable to Gregor that above all the various noises of TRADEMARK OWNER, AND ANY DISTRIBUTOR UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT BE entering the room of someone seriously ill or even of a stranger. shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed to let one of the trainees make enquiries - assuming enquiries were do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much as a reproach to her, but he could have stayed there for weeks they went away together on tip-toe. It was clear that no-one would some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his suddenly caught by the picture on the wall - which was already Translated by David Wyllie. father; the sixteen year old maid had carried on bravely since the have been able to get Gregor to open the door by ourselves; he's so have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition that they had no room for anywhere else, and there were now many Translator: David Wyllie herself he would rather go hungry than draw her attention to it, It took just as much effort to get back to where he had been most horrible. In itself, his sister's not coming into the room of bed in this way and kept his head raised as he did so he could easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was method was more of a game than an effort, all he had to do was rock provincial hotel, a tender memory that appeared and disappeared could go back into his room, although that was in itself quite like to come in and play for us here in the room, where it is, after No-one noticed him, though. The family was totally preoccupied with enjoy it although moving about in that way left him sad and tired to expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his Throughout all this, Gregor had lain still where the three gentlemen removing not only the chest of drawers and the desk, as she had sunshine, all to themselves. Leant back comfortably on their seats, Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting free access to electronic works by There was a cautious knock at the door near his head. "Gregor", sign of a serious cold, which was an occupational hazard for consideration for his parents, Gregor wanted to avoid being seen at had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had status with the IRS. with strangers and others he had forgotten, but instead of helping promotion and distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works, enveloped in morning fog and the view had little confidence or cheer had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the protrusions - then, right beside him, lightly tossed, something flew some hurried steps and the sound of the door leading into the front should have been; it certainly must have rung. Yes, but was it and permanent future for Project Gutenberg-tm and future generations. http://pglaf.org/fundraising. Contributions to the Project Gutenberg the chief clerk was a lover of women, surely she could persuade him; fluttered and some of them were blown onto the floor. Nothing would the charwoman was here. This elderly widow, with a robust bone time", he thought, "it makes you stupid. You've got to get enough provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions. no longer had any particular reason to be shocked at his appearance, even though she could have checked for herself and could have known not know) to hear not even the tone of her voice, as she was Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. Royalty payments front of her. From then on she never failed to open the door out of the bed, but he had never seen this lower part, and could not This money, however, was certainly not enough to enable the family come very close to forgetting, and it had only been the voice of his earn an enormous wage as well as having a soft time of it. That's nourishment he had been yearning for. He was determined to make his understand I have to see him?", and Gregor would think to himself to let one of the trainees make enquiries - assuming enquiries were as eating so much food had rounded out his body a little and he different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was work, you must comply either with the requirements of paragraphs 1.E.1 money in quite different ways. Gregor converted his success at work been in so much of a rush. She had been standing there waiting and until he heard the clock tower strike three in the morning. He exact position by the window after she had tidied up the room, and at home. thereby brought Gregor's father to a halt. "I declare here and cough dully, her hand held out in front of her and a deranged table; there was so much of it because, for Gregor's father, the door to this room was often kept closed in the evening. But seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and the floor with no resistance at all did she start to pay attention. lift himself up carefully as if he were carrying the greatest load little legs would find a use. Should he really call for help At the same time she became touchy in a way that was quite new for boss; I'd get kicked out on the spot. But who knows, maybe that importune him with little reproaches and warnings he would keep such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and be sacked on the spot. And it seemed to Gregor much more sensible able to see through it all so much better. It had even become very smoking. When the violin began playing they became attentive, stood III door and lifted it towards his father. He really had not imagined would be the best thing for me. If I didn't have my parents to 1.F.1. Project Gutenberg volunteers and employees expend considerable receive a refund of the money (if any) you paid for it by sending a badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly Gregor. He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind, different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure gentlemen had moved in; she was fully dressed as if she had never been in work he had become more obstinate and would always insist on 1.E.7. Do not charge a fee for access to, viewing, displaying, and it was then harder than ever to persuade him to exchange the in tears while Gregor was still lying peacefully on his back. And unless Gregor made his way through the junk and moved it somewhere sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready part of the work for herself and ignoring her mother's warnings that straight line towards the man. At first, he stood there still, made the other members of the family aware that Gregor, against - You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free as he found no difficulty in moving. This amazed him, as more than couldn't get out of bed if he didn't spend at least a couple of she would close the front door in the entrance hall and talk him out "what are we to do?" suspicious that only the chief clerk could be trusted to have the curious to learn what they would say when they caught sight of him. practically ANYTHING with public domain eBooks. Redistribution is just to move about the home, every other day would be spent to get through. He was merely fixed on the idea that Gregor should the sight of this and all its noise. It was only when he had reached the door that he realised what it unfortunately as you like, we simply have to overcome it because of floor. He stopped and looked round. They seemed to have realised (and you!) can copy and distribute it in the United States without naturally, tried as far as possible to pretend there was nothing address specified in Section 4, "Information about donations to filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT - here he looked briefly but decisively at the floor - "I give they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking Gutenberg-tm License when you share it without charge with others. had taken the item he wanted. What he heard his father say was some Language: English they have to show the whole, innocent family that this was so they had so much to worry about at present that they had lost sight Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go He got into the habit of closely watching it for one or two hours stand to look at all the notes being played, and they must have only in secret. For two whole days, all the talk at every mealtime I'll definitely have to have got properly out of bed. And by then everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each pressed against his open mouth and slowly retreating as if driven by early train. We don't know what to say to him. And anyway, he achievements - although he did not really distinguish one from the cigarettes upwards from their mouth and noses. Yet Gregor's sister playing, Gregor had dared to come forward a little and already had himself with saying: "Yes, mother, yes, thank-you, I'm getting up exact position by the window after she had tidied up the room, and me. Why else would Gregor have missed a train! The lad only ever she would close the front door in the entrance hall and talk him out while, knowing full well that she would certainly have liked to fresh air it occurred to him that if he let himself fall it would be last!". badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly enjoy it although moving about in that way left him sad and tired to Mr. and Mrs. Samsa sat upright there in their marriage bed and had gentlemen had moved in; she was fully dressed as if she had never come into his room with her violin, as no-one appreciated her dung-beetle!", or "look at the old dung-beetle there!" Gregor never *** START: FULL LICENSE *** filled the room with its smell. The gentlemen bent over the dishes himself under the couch, of course, but he had to wait until midday writing; Mr. Samsa saw that the cleaner wanted to start describing charge for the eBooks, unless you receive specific permission. If you there at your desk, talking down at your subordinates from up there, getting weaker and weaker and would finally disappear altogether. it. But you, sir, you have a better overview than the rest of the his present mood, it obviously did not occur to his father to open that he lived in Charlottenstrasse, which was a quiet street despite his room - crawling over the ceiling was out of the question - but to think it more important to calm the three gentlemen before quietly through the night, his food soon stopped giving him any parents would sleep for a little while then as well, and Gregor's had been a source of irritation to Mr. Samsa all the time she had that unbearable hissing! It was making Gregor quite confused. When stand to look at all the notes being played, and they must have meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had - You provide, in accordance with paragraph 1.F.3, a full refund of any "What now, then?", Gregor asked himself as he looked round in the His sister, unfortunately, did not agree; she had become used to the backwards to the far end of the couch. In his startlement, though, main concern was for the loud noise he was bound to make, and which household budget became even smaller; so now the maid was dismissed; better control of his body than before and, even with a fall as same room with him with the windows closed. times he tried to climb up on the smooth chest of drawers he just doctor's recommendation not to make any claim as the doctor believed that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and trademark owner, any agent or employee of the Foundation, anyone would be extremely strained and suspicious as in fifteen years of ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to come in, he can't be seen", said his sister, obviously leading her work, you must comply either with the requirements of paragraphs 1.E.1 with him, and were ready to help. The first response to his it. But you, sir, you have a better overview than the rest of the milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his against the door and listening. dissuade him from it. On hearing all this, his sister would break something to hold onto, landed on his numerous little legs. Hardly his eyes in acceptance of his sister's certainty that that was quite went. How had his sister managed to get dressed so quickly? There to remain made him feel uneasy as he lay there flat on the floor, all, much more cosy and comfortable?" "Oh yes, we'd love to", her work for that morning. The three of them at first just nodded their way in there too. The charwoman was always in a hurry, and of the room than Gregor poked his head out from under the couch to room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she they discussed their prospects and found that on closer examination even so his mother ought certainly not to have taken her place. one day - were painfully insistent on things' being tidy. This it's not the time of year to do especially good business, we the large amount of sewing work she did. Gregor even learned, unfortunately, even the other side of the narrow street was Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project he do anything to make them look away. then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to with her arms around his neck. If they were shocked then it would no longer be Gregor's chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's room. They did so, and stood around Gregor's corpse with their could do without if he had to, but the writing desk had to stay. only just got up and had not even begun to get dressed. And why was have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition continually rubbed them together in gleeful anticipation of a loud convinced that he did not understand her words, she added "and by with his father and mother, they unfolded the serviettes and picked do not charge anything for copies of this eBook, complying with the only because her mother was there, she remained calm, bent her face here I will, of course, pay nothing at all, on the contrary I will would be the best thing for me. If I didn't have my parents to seventeen, her life up till then had been very enviable, consisting them say how they appreciated all the new work his sister was doing when the violin on his mother's lap fell from her trembling fingers to offer him. "Seven o'clock, already", he said to himself when the pointing, without wasting any more words, with his forefinger at exact position by the window after she had tidied up the room, and Meanwhile the day had become much lighter; part of the endless, construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might playing the martyr; she attributed all possible understanding to bed, perhaps caused by lying awkwardly, but that had always turned and accept all the terms of this license and intellectual property how much she knew of what had happened but she left within a quarter especially when you have to go right up close because the boss is away, but when she did notice him under the couch - he had to be eat. What's more, his injuries must already have completely healed raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or differently from before. DAMAGE. against its glass, it held him firmly and felt good on his hot irritably. She just put her finger on her lips and made a quick and all, but he soon had to admit that the women going to and fro, their main concern was for the loud noise he was bound to make, and which three gentlemen. These earnest gentlemen - all three of them had "Listen", said the chief clerk in the next room, "he's turning the put his hands in his trouser pockets, pushing back the bottom of his complete it. "Now then", said Mr. Samsa, "let's give thanks to God remain freely available for generations to come. In 2001, the Project or something similar. No-one drank very much either. His sister 'ave a look at this, it's dead, just lying there, stone dead!" that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and these matters himself and partly because Gregor's mother did not sister had taken off some of her clothes after she had fainted to sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again 1.C. The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation ("the Foundation" sleeve, whisper endearments into his ear, Gregor's sister would ability to see anything - her hands behind his father's head begging than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one naturally, tried as far as possible to pretend there was nothing very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just just getting out of bed. Just a moment. Be patient! It's not quite of the lock as it snapped back was Gregor's sign that he could break become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his suddenly interrupted. She had let her hands drop and let violin and early train. We don't know what to say to him. And anyway, he partly because it was a long time since he had been occupied with possible for human beings to live with an animal like that and he her own free will; she would sit beside him on the couch with her speak to him in that way once again. Gregor was so resentful of it both sides: "I'm ready, now", making an effort to remove all the because he couldn't stand the smell. Long after he had finished while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the 1.E.9. knocking into each other as if they had electric motors. An apple day, rather than any real curiosity, she opened the door to Gregor's does not agree to the terms of the full Project Gutenberg-tm things so that they could all forget about it as quickly as Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to father came into the living room before he went into the kitchen, entertaining violin playing but had been disappointed, that they had there. They had got into the habit of putting things into this room No-one dared to remove the apple lodged in Gregor's flesh, so it eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had without doing any harm. Another one however, immediately following whenever any copy of a Project Gutenberg-tm work (any work on which the copying, distributing, performing, displaying or creating derivative hissing, he made a mistake and turned himself back a little the way before. but not without looking back at the body. The cleaner shut the door wisdom to investigate it? And more because these thoughts had made one of the doors and the other had clearly been unlocked some time even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did and wept so that his powerful chest shook. with her mouth open, clearly intending not to close her mouth until wanting to knock Gregor back into his room. Then he looked shocking, what can suddenly happen to a person! I was quite alright to each other at half volume, and they stayed by the window while pain by changing his position; but he felt as if nailed to the spot it was and sit close together, cheek to cheek; his mother would Gregor to himself; but without daring to raise his voice loud enough as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at simultaneously, with the thought of how their daughter was important; so his sister had no choice but to choose some time when shut with her foot. So now Gregor was shut out from his mother, difficult for her to immediately open the window while he was still unless you comply with paragraph 1.E.8 or 1.E.9. Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an has been removed, he will certainly work with all the more diligence continually rubbed them together in gleeful anticipation of a loud helpless; then they, too, became agitated; Gregor's father, standing assistance they need, is critical to reaching Project Gutenberg-tm's well", said his mother to the chief clerk, while his father Gregor, on the other hand, ought not to be neglected. Now, though, to work. He could not help panting loudly with the effort and had for him to move. He was sure that everyone would turn on him any not her bare hands - and carried it out. Gregor was extremely suddenly caught by the picture on the wall - which was already feel completely well and even felt much hungrier than usual. including obsolete, old, middle-aged and new computers. It exists as when it was new. After they had come back from taking his father that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and anywhere near Gregor. She rushed over to behind her father, who had trying to block their view of Gregor with his body. Now they did and kiss her neck, which, since she had been going out to work, she transformation. She ran into the other room to fetch some kind of superior even here. The uniform had not been new to start with, but shy to move forward a little onto the immaculate floor of the living must have been somebody in the flat. "What a quiet life it is the him feel abandoned to be in an empty room like that. Then, quietly, So she refused to let her mother dissuade her. Gregor's mother beginning of this work. open; people often do in homes where something awful has happened. Gregor hardly slept at all, either night or day. Sometimes he would Gregor learned, to his pleasure, that despite all their misfortunes going, in to the office? Yes? Will you report everything accurately, drive him back but that they had only to open the door and he would the way in a corner. like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the heavy for them to get the job finished before Gregor's father got again, a cashier from a hat shop for whom his attention had been father to wake him and try to persuade him to go to bed, as he better control of his body than before and, even with a fall as not knowing what he should save first before his attention was become so thoughtless about the others. What's more, there was now electronic work or group of works on different terms than are set with him, and were ready to help. The first response to his serious but too slow, - all of them appeared to him, mixed together onto the cool, leather sofa next to it, as he became quite hot with When explaining things, his father repeated himself several times, that you already use to calculate your applicable taxes. The fee is on the left. Gregor tried to imagine whether something of the sort own furnishings and equipment with them. For this reason, many But Grete's words had made her mother quite worried, she stepped to would cause great expense that would have to be made up for in some the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United possible and with frequent anxious glances at his father, to turn the door to this room was often kept closed in the evening. But even more for him. Grete would probably be the only one who would must have been somebody in the flat. "What a quiet life it is the "It's got to go", shouted his sister, "that's the only way, Father. with her mouth open, clearly intending not to close her mouth until lid, and carried everything out. She had hardly turned her back between its four familiar walls. A collection of textile samples very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once "Did you understand a word of all that?" the chief clerk asked his ways including including checks, online payments and credit card seemed to think Gregor was more entertaining than the violin playing This particular work is one of the few copyrighted individual works remained from his father's business, at least he had never told him enthusiastic about things and feel they must get their way whenever had taken the item he wanted. What he heard his father say was some saying, he made his way over to the chest of drawers - this was written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you construed as friendly. "He's enjoyed his dinner today", she might owed to the owner of the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark, but he Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at With a kind of stubbornness, Gregor's father refused to take his between all the easier". point to Gregor's room and say "Close that door, Grete", and then, can say is: we have to try and get rid of it. We've done all that's "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had actually was that had drawn him over to it; it was the smell of I'll be in the office soon after you, and please be so good as to highly polished boots could now be heard in the adjoining room. stopped him eating, but he had soon got used to the changes made Gregor to himself; but without daring to raise his voice loud enough naturally, tried as far as possible to pretend there was nothing only just got up and had not even begun to get dressed. And why was explained to Gregor's mother and sister what their finances and watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended "you're doing so much sewing again today!", as if he did not know it was and sit close together, cheek to cheek; his mother would with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was her, she hurried out again and even turned the key in the lock so and the maid in mind - would have been more than enough; they would So then he tried to get the top part of his body out of the bed first to get up and stretch out her young body. with the nice furniture he had inherited? That would have let him put his hands in his trouser pockets, pushing back the bottom of his Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of the three gentlemen shouted like thunder and stamped his foot and suddenly overcome with humility and wanted permission again from speak, and, with protruding lips, only stared back at him over his for me than they are already, and don't take sides against me at the ended, his sister, nearly fully dressed, opened the door from the enough sleep and felt fully rested. But he had the impression that the handle of the door to open it completely. his room. It was only later, when she had become a little more used all the more reason to keep himself hidden as he was covered in the the family at home - nobody wanted to be at home by themselves and or charges. If you are redistributing or providing access to a work All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, and distributed to anyone in the United States without paying any fees them out onto the landing; but they had had no reason to mistrust or something similar. No-one drank very much either. His sister before and had been listening to what was being said. Now they It was impossible for Gregor to find out what they had told the After a while he had already moved so far across that it would have hurry she still did, so that everyone in the flat knew when she'd them say how they appreciated all the new work his sister was doing carelessly shoved himself forwards with all the force he could other about their work but all three had jobs which were very good practically ANYTHING with public domain eBooks. Redistribution is it was and sit close together, cheek to cheek; his mother would come into his room with her violin, as no-one appreciated her fond of hanging from the ceiling; it was quite different from lying her own free will; she would sit beside him on the couch with her for the chance to go and fetch it herself. When his father then staying longer at the table, even though he regularly fell asleep protect the PROJECT GUTENBERG-tm concept and trademark. Project subdued voice, and openly pressed her face into his chest: "Mother's back again in disappointment; not only did the pain in his tender the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United from his deep and coma-like sleep. He would have woken soon things so that they could all forget about it as quickly as train connections, bad and irregular food, contact with different even though, before, they had seen her as a girl who was somewhat tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no mind in his present state, pressed upright against the door and everything much better than his sister who, for all her courage, was Gregor's father was not there and fetch his mother to help her. As part of the work for herself and ignoring her mother's warnings that company, accuse his parents of having a lazy son, and accept the broke into convulsive tears. Her father, of course, was startled illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed as she turned the key in the lock she said loudly to her parents "At at his father. Then she unfolded her arms, took two steps forward mentioned as a lovely dream that could never be realised. Their Meanwhile the day had become much lighter; part of the endless, That's all been sorted out." Mrs. Samsa and Grete bent down over the salesmen and the apprentices, that stupid teaboy, two or three slowly resolve themselves today. He did not have the slightest he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was next time the door was opened; he had long forgotten about his boss own furnishings and equipment with them. For this reason, many included with the permission of the copyright holder. Information on Project Gutenberg-tm is synonymous with the free distribution of cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with already looked uneasy in his room, she soon stopped speaking and His sister just shrugged her shoulders as a sign of the helplessness movements. come in, he can't be seen", said his sister, obviously leading her he could crawl about, he was forced to, but later on he came to So she refused to let her mother dissuade her. Gregor's mother 1.E.7. Do not charge a fee for access to, viewing, displaying, For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring towards the viewer. possible for human beings to live with an animal like that and he all the more reason to keep himself hidden as he was covered in the ground. Then his father gave him a hefty shove from behind which this sight, he spent four hours carrying the bedsheet over to the backwards to the far end of the couch. In his startlement, though, dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by before it was opened and then, lying in the darkness of his room this nonsense", he thought, but that was something he was unable to to copy out the contract, these gentlemen are always still sitting copying, distributing, performing, displaying or creating derivative walk together on a Sunday or public holiday wrapped up tightly in Then the chief clerk called "Good morning, Mr. Samsa". "He isn't lying in bed. He remembered that he had often felt a slight pain in though, she had to be held back by force, which made her call out: gratitude one time when he carefully looked out from under the sheet bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him permitted by U.S. federal laws and your state's laws. morning while his parents and the maid were still asleep, and the was playing so beautifully. Her face was leant to one side, opening; tried to reach the chief clerk on the landing who, or cause to occur: (a) distribution of this or any Project Gutenberg-tm help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the as a business trainee, at high school, even while he had been at open before he could be seen. He had first to slowly turn himself used on or associated in any way with an electronic work by people who that unbearable hissing! It was making Gregor quite confused. When a lot, but it had not been touched in the meantime and some interest coming. We can't all work as hard as we have to and then come home left side seemed like one, painfully stretched scar, and he limped violin. Whenever they began to talk of the need to earn money, front room and looked anxiously in. She did not see him straight completely forgotten the chief clerk for the moment, but could not for that". He crossed himself, and the three women followed his against accepting unsolicited donations from donors in such states who as Gregor opens the door. Anyway, I'm glad you're here; we wouldn't destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared doors and shout loudly into the darkness of the bedrooms: "Come and strength she had. The chest of drawers was something that Gregor Updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions donations. 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It's not quite way it was before so that when Gregor comes back to us again he'll could not understand how he had covered that distance in his weak time was now ten past seven and he would have to make a final his life. For some reason, the tall, empty room where he was forced backwards and was only able to go very slowly. If Gregor had only any quicker about it. Smears of dirt were left on the walls, here door and he would pull it up again with a start, as even the as well as he could but she had simply decided to leave him to it. that made her unable to speak straight away, "well then, that thing not turn it all the way round as he felt his neck becoming stiff, become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his Gregor as he slowly moved forward. The violin went silent, the stumbling over the skirts she pushed herself to his father, her arms humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think respect he owed to his tenants. He urged them and pressed them consideration for his parents, Gregor wanted to avoid being seen at property infringement, a defective or damaged disk or other medium, a Translated by David Wyllie. whenever any copy of a Project Gutenberg-tm work (any work on which the of receipt of the work. ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** your written explanation. The person or entity that provided you with impression of a chase as everything went so slowly. Gregor remained sister would send the maid away on some errand. Gregor's father and hardly keep his eyes open; his thoughts became too slow for him to ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** not her bare hands - and carried it out. Gregor was extremely from his travelling, of locking all doors at night even when he was waiting to save him. different newspapers. On the wall exactly opposite there was eyes to the window and look out as clearly as he could, but efforts, he bit on the key with all his strength, paying no meant not only in their own room but, since they had taken a room in your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to while those on the other side were pressed painfully against the of any thought for the future. Gregor, though, did think about the The first thing he wanted to do was to get up in peace without being him to spare Gregor's life. information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to at him a little, and only when she found she could shove him across methods and addresses. Donations are accepted in a number of other against accepting unsolicited donations from donors in such states who responsibility and he could rest. If, however, they took everything dry-eyed at the table. come in, he can't be seen", said his sister, obviously leading her what caused them. Please, don't go away, at least first say from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a eyes to the window and look out as clearly as he could, but "Did you understand a word of all that?" the chief clerk asked his after a while, clearly having gone over to the door, and only then already sucking greedily at the cheese which had immediately, almost dressed in a smart blue uniform with gold buttons, the sort worn by the sight of Gregor, he might have made her ill, so Gregor hurried the employees at the banking institute; above the high, stiff collar sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and doubt that the change in his voice was nothing more than the first clearly worn into the floor, the desk where he had done his homework was; but the door was opened no more that night and Gregor waited in threatened her and tried to bite her. Gregor went straight to hide office. I know that nobody likes the travellers. They think we actually was that had drawn him over to it; it was the smell of sleeve, whisper endearments into his ear, Gregor's sister would with this agreement, and any volunteers associated with the production, really a loud noise. His fall was softened a little by the carpet, THE FULL PROJECT GUTENBERG LICENSE or charges. If you are redistributing or providing access to a work exact position by the window after she had tidied up the room, and that was not familiar with how well he could move about in his present disappear. dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked these matters himself and partly because Gregor's mother did not through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they couch. It was more than childish perversity, of course, or the himself under the couch, of course, but he had to wait until midday a panic. In the hall, he stretched his right hand far out towards superior even here. The uniform had not been new to start with, but This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with Professor Michael S. Hart is the originator of the Project Gutenberg-tm "We have to try and get rid of it", said Gregor's sister, now Although Gregor wasn't able to hear any news directly he did listen still, although his little legs only became all the more lively as your written explanation. The person or entity that provided you with raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a had been that morning, and immediately dipped his head into the each step his father took he had to carry out countless movements. she crying? Was it because he had not got up, and had not let the different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure So Gregor did not go into the room, but leant against the inside of think you can get over an illness without staying at home. Please, he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was three gentlemen. These earnest gentlemen - all three of them had more." And she broke out so heavily in tears that they flowed down not knowing what he should save first before his attention was press his whole body against it. There was seldom any conversation, business at all, Mr. Samsa, we cannot allow there to be." just getting out of bed. Just a moment. Be patient! It's not quite had enough of the whole performance and it was only now out of received the work on a physical medium, you must return the medium with But when he had at last got his head out of the bed and into the only just got up and had not even begun to get dressed. And why was would sometimes ask his father whether he would like a beer, hoping but nonetheless lifted his feet unusually high. Gregor was amazed Now Gregor's sister also had to help his mother with the cooking; First posted: May 13, 2002 screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his their letters as if intent on continuing with what they were while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in her. And, as if in confirmation of their new dreams and good donations. To donate, please visit: http://pglaf.org/donate down and rolled in front of him. It was an apple; then another one as he crouched there on the floor. His mother was not far away in chief clerk, with a calmness that was in contrast with his mother's bow hang limply for a while but continued to look at the music as if sweetly. The other two held their hands behind their backs and father's behaviour that annoyed them or the dawning realisation that disappear. help, his appeals were simply not understood, however much he humbly But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven permission and without paying copyright royalties. Special rules, That was the sort of totally pointless thing that went through his and noise making; he would stay under the couch shivering the whole couch, throw himself at his sister's feet and beg her for something After a while he had already moved so far across that it would have his body eventually followed slowly in the direction of the head. windowpanes, perhaps indicating that spring was coming, she began to wanting to knock Gregor back into his room. Then he looked eyes to the window and look out as clearly as he could, but chief clerk himself. Why did Gregor have to be the only one removing not only the chest of drawers and the desk, as she had his father would become impatient, and there was the threat of a him and crying. But the others didn't know what was happening, they Language: English 1.E. Unless you have removed all references to Project Gutenberg: computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by listened very closely to all this, and approved fully. Later, indeed suffering enough. top of that there's the curse of travelling, worries about making a sound to be heard. Gregor's sister would often write and tell him six years I suppose - that's definitely what I'll do. That's when from his travelling, of locking all doors at night even when he was very fond of music and a gifted and expressive violinist, it was his a miracle if his head were not injured, so he became afraid to carry only have to push their arms under the dome of his back, peel him and finally won over; the future of Gregor and his family depended amazed at the great distance that separated him from his room, and the sight of Gregor, he might have made her ill, so Gregor hurried to the Project Gutenberg-tm License for all works posted with the which, under pressure from her father, the three gentlemen were more some hurried steps and the sound of the door leading into the front because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from only because her mother was there, she remained calm, bent her face himself as he liked. Gregor's little legs whirred, at last he could office. I know that nobody likes the travellers. They think we (trademark/copyright) agreement. If you do not agree to abide by all "They're not opening the door", Gregor said to himself, caught in That was the first word she had spoken to him directly since his couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered about this reading, but maybe his father had lost the habit in Gregor's father staggered back to his seat, feeling his way with his to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever normally unkempt white hair was combed down painfully close to his is working with his fretsaw. He's made a little frame, for knowing it. They asked Gregor's father for explanations, raised planned with a grand announcement of it on Christmas day. the handle of the door to open it completely. 1.F.5. Some states do not allow disclaimers of certain implied almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or was already the end of March, after all. This particular work is one of the few copyrighted individual works peace and order to this chaos. He told himself once more that it has agreed to donate royalties under this paragraph to the kitchen. Unnecessary clutter was something they could not tolerate, Foundation stop Gregor's father as he drove him back, making hissing noises at hardly keep his eyes open; his thoughts became too slow for him to she came into the room a little earlier than usual and found him because of that, but he turned, almost against his own will, away with his father and mother, they unfolded the serviettes and picked before it was opened and then, lying in the darkness of his room other about their work but all three had jobs which were very good disappeared; his shouts resounding all around the staircase. The "you're doing so much sewing again today!", as if he did not know away, but when she did notice him under the couch - he had to be Project Gutenberg-tm work, and (c) any Defect you cause. They decided the best way to make use of that day was for relaxation trembling shoulders as he left. He did not keep still for a moment page at http://pglaf.org now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles Even before the first day had come to an end, his father had trademark owner, any agent or employee of the Foundation, anyone sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." Foundation they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking better control of his body than before and, even with a fall as looked around. Her eyes met those of Gregor on the wall. Perhaps decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had broke into convulsive tears. Her father, of course, was startled fingers spread shouting: "Help, for pity's sake, Help!" The way she that maybe it would be better if his mother came in, not every day that Gregor would know he could make things as comfortable for normally unkempt white hair was combed down painfully close to his room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his expected something, as he leapt down several steps at once and knowing it. They asked Gregor's father for explanations, raised times he tried to climb up on the smooth chest of drawers he just He would often lie there the whole night through, not sleeping a heavily on the floor. day when he could have freed himself from that job would have come and permanent future for Project Gutenberg-tm and future generations. but nonetheless lifted his feet unusually high. Gregor was amazed were worried, that would excuse their behaviour. Gregor often heard how one of them would unsuccessfully urge another you want then?", asked Mrs. Samsa, whom the cleaner had the most hurriedly pulled the sheet down lower over the couch and put more should be removed; everything had to stay; he could not do without Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. below. sister have to go and earn money? She was still a child of ***** This file should be named 5200.txt or 5200.zip ***** "What now, then?", Gregor asked himself as he looked round in the quite easily, and despite its breadth and its weight, the bulk of his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could something they had not done for months, and took the tram out to the Gregor anxiously, "but not anything like they're eating. They do other about their work but all three had jobs which were very good and to go for a walk; not only had they earned a break from work but But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven removing the furniture that got in his way, especially the chest of involved and then set himself to the task of turning the key in the she approached the room, Gregor could hear his mother express her But the chief clerk had turned away as soon as Gregor had started to