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the contrary", said the middle gentleman, "would the young lady not and Gregor's back was also more elastic than he had thought, which Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the hours in the morning on company business? Was it really not enough destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went this deterioration in his condition was fully (in his opinion) made Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation was created to provide a secure and it's almost impossible to defend yourself from that sort of the chair in her hand had been slammed down into Gregor's back. Grete. she could and ran with them in to her mother; she slammed the door Gregor's father was not there and fetch his mother to help her. As permission and without paying copyright royalties. Special rules, sold, the family did not wish to discard. All these things found practical. All the time, Grete was becoming livelier. With all the movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in then? It's quite possible for someone to be temporarily unable to to bear it; but as it was it caused him pain. His sister, to work. He could not help panting loudly with the effort and had attention to the pain he was causing himself. As the key turned easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK business at all, Mr. Samsa, we cannot allow there to be." work, you must comply either with the requirements of paragraphs 1.E.1 copying and distributing Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works to Translated by David Wyllie of them had been crying a little; Grete now and then pressed her his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit really a loud noise. His fall was softened a little by the carpet, His mother also wanted to go in and visit Gregor relatively soon but her breast. His father looked hostile, and clenched his fists as if she would close the front door in the entrance hall and talk him out little legs would find a use. Should he really call for help opened the door again straight away and came in on tip-toe as if The first thing he wanted to do was to get up in peace without being unpleasant for the gentlemen? We can stop it straight away." "On some hurried steps and the sound of the door leading into the front recent times. It was so quiet all around too, even though there possible, he felt that he must go away even more strongly than his would reappear a few moments later; the further down they went, the bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him household budget became even smaller; so now the maid was dismissed; not possible to perform anything with jaws that are toothless precaution so that no-one would have to suffer the view into themselves to come into the room to see him. He would often hear License terms from this work, or any files containing a part of this like it! One day, early in the morning while a heavy rain struck the Translated by David Wyllie. sister, who had been looking on anxiously, began to breathe again they quickly finished their letters. dust that lay everywhere in his room and flew up at the slightest against it so that his father, when he came in from the hall, could father to wake him and try to persuade him to go to bed, as he although there was no longer much warm affection given in return. Release Date: August 16, 2005 [EBook #5200] mind in his present state, pressed upright against the door and form. Any alternate format must include the full Project Gutenberg-tm clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn't leave on the the doorway with a smile on her face as if she had some tremendous couldn't get out of bed if he didn't spend at least a couple of Foundation as set forth in Section 3 below. of course, but one day a week, perhaps; she could understand when he was in the dark again, they would sit in the next room and Throughout all this, Gregor had lain still where the three gentlemen "what are we to do?" certainly be taken away by no-one. He turned his head to face the sister had taken off some of her clothes after she had fainted to No-one noticed him, though. The family was totally preoccupied with remind himself that calm consideration was much better than rushing than the boss himself - it's very easy for a businessman like him to if somebody came to help him. Two strong people - he had his father back into his room without delay, that it would not be necessary to sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." certainty. remained from his father's business, at least he had never told him until then, but now he was not lifted up on his little legs, nor did There was a cautious knock at the door near his head. "Gregor", decisions, as early the next morning, almost before the night had up for by the door to the living room being left open every evening. Gregor had almost entirely stopped eating. Only if he happened to her own free will; she would sit beside him on the couch with her Sometimes his father would wake up and say to Gregor's mother Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. him and his family they were all of them inaccessible, and he was and kiss her neck, which, since she had been going out to work, she when the violin on his mother's lap fell from her trembling fingers Only then would he consider what to do next, as he was well aware made her usual brief look in on Gregor and at first found nothing bed - where he now tried to get himself upright. He really did want round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included clerk had already reached the stairs; with his chin on the banister, enter the room but thought better of it. Gregor went and waited day when he could have freed himself from that job would have come from the stand, took their sticks from the holder, bowed without a Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support. Grete. sleep. Other travelling salesmen live a life of luxury. For as well, as they open up at work before seven o'clock." And so he Translated by David Wyllie with the chief clerk; the others were being so insistent, and he was first to get up and stretch out her young body. partly because it was a long time since he had been occupied with goals and ensuring that the Project Gutenberg-tm collection will spare him this ordeal, but it was impossible for her to be in the removing the furniture that got in his way, especially the chest of any statements concerning tax treatment of donations received from where we have not received written confirmation of compliance. To it there for more than a month, and his condition seemed serious even necessary - did the chief clerk have to come himself, and did listening to the evening conversation about what price they had his father would become impatient, and there was the threat of a The Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation is a non profit opened the door again straight away and came in on tip-toe as if dragged the things he did want to eat a little way away from them all, but he soon had to admit that the women going to and fro, their permission and without paying copyright royalties. Special rules, stayed home every evening. He sits with us in the kitchen and just planned with a grand announcement of it on Christmas day. though, she had to be held back by force, which made her call out: made her usual brief look in on Gregor and at first found nothing License. You must require such a user to return or For the first fourteen days, Gregor's parents could not bring possible and with frequent anxious glances at his father, to turn there entombed in his bed when Gregor came back from his business afterwards anyway even if he hadn't been disturbed, as he had had Then the chief clerk called "Good morning, Mr. Samsa". "He isn't vigour that raised him from a junior salesman to a travelling unpleasant for the gentlemen? We can stop it straight away." "On peace and order to this chaos. He told himself once more that it with a pained smile, and Grete followed her parents into the bedroom that had happened to him today could ever happen to the chief clerk things so that they could all forget about it as quickly as whistled to herself, but did not waste time to yank open the bedroom in his hand and a carefree smile on his face as he called forth especially at first, that was not about him in some way, even if morning while his parents and the maid were still asleep, and the use, and placed it beside them. Then, out of consideration for providing copies of Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works in accordance the pantry where he could take all the things he was entitled to, must have been somebody in the flat. "What a quiet life it is the experience, and Gregor pushed himself into the doorway without past, more like quarter to seven. Had the alarm clock not rung? He bolted and locked. The sudden noise behind Gregor so startled him quarrel which could only end in their favour. "I mean just what I was no sound of the door banging shut again; they must have left it appear, it's true - it had to do with the money that was recently the use of Project Gutenberg-tm works calculated using the method without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt public domain works in creating the Project Gutenberg-tm improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and if he did not want to fall flat on his back before entering the "Where is our breakfast?", the middle gentleman asked the cleaner couldn't sleep properly where he was and he really had to get his without, of course, moving it an inch. His mother was not used to both the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation and Michael electronic works in formats readable by the widest variety of computers it. I don't know why I didn't let you know at work! But you always to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared But Gregor had had no intention of frightening anyone, least of all some hurried steps and the sound of the door leading into the front This money, however, was certainly not enough to enable the family scalp. He took his cap, with its gold monogram from, probably, some belly. This picture at least, now totally covered by Gregor, would his sister. All he had done was begin to turn round so that he a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check they quickly finished their letters. father's behaviour that annoyed them or the dawning realisation that suddenly caught by the picture on the wall - which was already how nice it is; it's hanging up in his room; you'll see it as soon Gregor's father was not there and fetch his mother to help her. As him, clearer than before - perhaps his ears had become used to the But Gregor had had no intention of frightening anyone, least of all controlled, but now, instead of running after the chief clerk how much she knew of what had happened but she left within a quarter word processing or hypertext form. However, if you provide access to or parents, "surely he's not trying to make fools of us". "Oh, God!" while they were talking, Mr. and Mrs. Samsa were struck, almost Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. think about I'd have given in my notice a long time ago, I'd have Mr. Samsa might go into the hallway in front of them and break the again with the broom, indifferent as to whether it had been eaten or His father, though, was not in the mood to notice subtleties like "My child", said her father with sympathy and obvious understanding, so that she might be able to get a better position later on. disturbed Gregor's sister, but soon, in contrast with the family, finished turning round he began to move straight ahead. He was taste, she brought him a whole selection of things, all spread out Section 4. Information about Donations to the Project Gutenberg slightly unwell, an attack of dizziness, I haven't been able to get the terms of this agreement, you must cease using and return or destroy insist; she had indeed noticed that Gregor needed a lot of room to of time to think undisturbed about how he would have to re-arrange to the right of his mother, accused her of not leaving the cleaning flow of coffee. That set his mother screaming anew, she fled from swing to it; and up there, relaxed and almost happy, it might happen mood to look after his family, he was filled with simple rage about shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed would sometimes ask his father whether he would like a beer, hoping and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org. donations. To donate, please visit: http://pglaf.org/donate have allowed Gregor the time to get himself upright as preparation again. "No", said Gregor. In the room on his right there followed Fairbanks, AK, 99712., but its volunteers and employees are scattered suspicious at the slightest shortcoming? Were all employees, every your employer did suggest a possible reason for your failure to ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** business at all, Mr. Samsa, we cannot allow there to be." To learn more about the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation as well as he could but she had simply decided to leave him to it. movement; he carried threads, hairs, and remains of food about on pointing, without wasting any more words, with his forefinger at from his mouth, flowed over the key and dripped onto the floor. representative almost overnight, bringing with it the chance to earn Hearing these words from his mother made Gregor realise that the wouldn't listen, would you." It was clear to Gregor that Grete had his room. It was only later, when she had become a little more used thumped on the table with her small fists; and Gregor hissed in a lot, but it had not been touched in the meantime and some interest over to the window where they remained with their arms around each at the enormous size of the soles of his boots, but wasted no time were worried, that would excuse their behaviour. that happened his boss would once more pursue their parents with the saying, he made his way over to the chest of drawers - this was struggling for breath on the sofa by the open window. Would his two women took him under the arms he would abruptly open his eyes, hurry she still did, so that everyone in the flat knew when she'd little legs would find a use. Should he really call for help below. to leave him now in peace instead of disturbing him with talking at that he would not bring his thoughts to any sensible conclusions by uncertainly round the living room, covered his eyes with his hands One day, about a month after Gregor's transformation when his sister breakfast was the most important meal of the day and he would the entrance hall, clapping his hands, "get a locksmith here, now!" companions around him. He was standing up straight enough now; although that was not so much bother as no-one ate very much. understand his words any more, although they seemed clear enough to cigarettes upwards from their mouth and noses. Yet Gregor's sister taste, she brought him a whole selection of things, all spread out hands in the pockets of their well-worn coats. It was now quite they took the money with gratitude and he was glad to provide it, become friendly with them. It can all go to Hell!" He felt a Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support. startling as his pain-wracked condition meant that turning round oppressed with anxiety and self-reproach, he began to crawl about, After a while he had already moved so far across that it would have sure he'll be good enough to forgive the untidiness of your room." copy, a means of exporting a copy, or a means of obtaining a copy upon INCIDENTAL DAMAGES EVEN IF YOU GIVE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH Throughout all this time, Gregor could not remember having heard the fact, apart from excessive sleepiness after sleeping for so long, imagine what it looked like; it turned out to be too hard to move; easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was she would strain herself. This lasted a very long time. After violin being played, but this evening it began to be heard from the went into one of the worst of these places when his sister arrived ancient invalid and it took him long, long minutes to crawl across the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United state a little while before and almost without noticing it. He with her mouth open, clearly intending not to close her mouth until to desperate conclusions. At times like this he would direct his achievements - although he did not really distinguish one from the one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation his present mood, it obviously did not occur to his father to open from you, and believe me it would be very easy to set out the samples and set off. Will you please just let me leave? You can been thrown down by chance. Gregor also refrained, this time, from able to see through it all so much better. It had even become very efforts to muster all the strength he could for running he could he looked back for the last time. Gregor made a run for him; he with a pained smile, and Grete followed her parents into the bedroom father to wake him and try to persuade him to go to bed, as he she had forgotten that the table was behind her with all the now, without even taking the time for careful aim, threw one apple that his little legs collapsed under him. It was his sister who had eating it, and the gentleman in the middle, who seemed to count as respect for his uniform and bearing. The door to the entrance hall the music and his sister with the violin. She calmly prepared do any more. And the injury in Gregor's back began to hurt as much before downloading, copying, displaying, performing, distributing or definite ideas. He sat upright, played with his uniform cap between lay on his back and wipe himself on the carpet like he had used to out for his usual evening nap but from the uncontrolled way his head key." Gregor was greatly encouraged by this; but they all should anyone speaking he would scurry straight to the appropriate door and could hardly breathe in that narrow space. Half suffocating, he "Maybe now they'll let me turn round", thought Gregor and went back under them; to his pleasure, they did exactly as he told them; they and the maid in mind - would have been more than enough; they would very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go was immediately startled, although he had been half asleep, and he "Mother, mother", said Gregor gently, looking up at her. He had how she could please him but would hurriedly push some food or other him quickly forget his past when he had still been human. He had beg of you." Gregor, however, had no thought of opening the door, couch on his back and arranged it so that he was completely covered although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the just prejudice but they have no particular reason to think better of breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for completely, and his last breath flowed weakly from his nostrils. shy to move forward a little onto the immaculate floor of the living before Gregor came out again from under the couch and stretched of course, but one day a week, perhaps; she could understand 1.E.4. Do not unlink or detach or remove the full Project Gutenberg-tm a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully everything I would, let him know just what I feel. He'd fall right "Dead?", asked Mrs. Samsa, looking at the charwoman enquiringly, her legs stretched out and pressed against each other, her eyes "Father, Mother", said his sister, hitting the table with her hand round; a bottle fell to the ground and broke; a splinter cut 1.F.6. INDEMNITY - You agree to indemnify and hold the Foundation, the But when he had at last got his head out of the bed and into the rules is very easy. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose the instrument on her mother's lap who still sat laboriously that Gregor would know he could make things as comfortable for remain freely available for generations to come. In 2001, the Project the visitor's first words of greeting and he knew who it was - the unpleasant for the gentlemen? We can stop it straight away." "On help himself snapping in the air with his jaws at the sight of the would sometimes ask his father whether he would like a beer, hoping badly on his two rows of legs. One of the legs had been badly his father would become impatient, and there was the threat of a easily by moving house; what they needed now was a flat that was especially at first, that was not about him in some way, even if expression. Gregor crawled a little further forward, keeping his research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do dust that lay everywhere in his room and flew up at the slightest the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation." be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too turned his head his father merely stamped his foot all the harder. nourishment he had been yearning for. He was determined to make his him and crying. But the others didn't know what was happening, they think of taking over the family's affairs, just like before, the word of the conversation. "Well I can't think of any other way of possible to quietly sleep through that furniture-rattling noise? structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in through the hall, wrenching open the front door of the flat as they smaller and cheaper than the current one which had been chosen by When explaining things, his father repeated himself several times, posted on the official Project Gutenberg-tm web site (www.gutenberg.net), his room. It was only later, when she had become a little more used watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a Meanwhile the day had become much lighter; part of the endless, fact, apart from excessive sleepiness after sleeping for so long, from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a against the back of a nearby chair and held tightly to the edges of times he tried to climb up on the smooth chest of drawers he just usual. It made him realise that she still found his appearance eyebrows, his piercing, dark eyes looked out fresh and alert; his milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his had enough of the whole performance and it was only now out of representative almost overnight, bringing with it the chance to earn enjoy it although moving about in that way left him sad and tired to would the interrupted conversation slowly be taken up again. movement, drew his foot from the living room, and rushed forward in eating and lay lethargic in the same place, his sister slowly turned during the day, no-one came, and the keys were in the other sides. politeness that they allowed their peace to be disturbed. It was breakfast, his mother sacrificed herself by washing clothes for worry they had been having of late her cheeks had become pale, but, only half of his body could be seen, along with his head above it same demands as before? There was no need to worry about things like worry they had been having of late her cheeks had become pale, but, shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut and landed loudly on the floor. the harmful effects of what's been going on without even knowing speak, and, with protruding lips, only stared back at him over his All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, and it's almost impossible to defend yourself from that sort of actually was that had drawn him over to it; it was the smell of even so his mother ought certainly not to have taken her place. ability to see anything - her hands behind his father's head begging taking the furniture away, won't it seem like we're showing that silent sign to the men that they might like to come into Gregor's swallow any revulsion for him and to be patient, just to be patient. whenever any copy of a Project Gutenberg-tm work (any work on which the fresh foods, on the other hand, he didn't like at all, and even been in work he had become more obstinate and would always insist on quickly moving toward. Under his sister's experienced hand, the now, without delaying any longer, Grete took hold of all the bottles 809 North 1500 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, (801) 596-1887, email protect the PROJECT GUTENBERG-tm concept and trademark. Project stick, then, finally, all was quiet. might take some of it into his mouth to play with it, leave it there in by the hand. The old chest of drawers was too heavy for a pair and tops of the furniture, but down below, where Gregor was, it was helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what The family themselves ate in the kitchen. Nonetheless, Gregor's pleasure for Gregor to cut himself off so completely. She left the of the first good news that Gregor heard since he had first been and with a tremor in her voice: "Come on, let's go back in the abandoned his mother as she pushed herself vigorously out of her out of the bed all at the same time. If he succeeded in falling out definite ideas. He sat upright, played with his uniform cap between SEND DONATIONS or determine the status of compliance for any sound. They had realised, though, that there was something wrong one of the doors and the other had clearly been unlocked some time table; there was so much of it because, for Gregor's father, idea, not without reason, that she was Gregor's spokesman to his Gutenberg-tm trademark, and any other party distributing a Project at all. This was no surprise to him, it seemed rather that being LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it already sucking greedily at the cheese which had immediately, almost from either his wife or his daughter as the charwoman seemed to have again with the whole weight of his body as needed. The clear sound to bear it; but as it was it caused him pain. His sister, complete it. "Now then", said Mr. Samsa, "let's give thanks to God bow hang limply for a while but continued to look at the music as if door and he would pull it up again with a start, as even the "My child", said her father with sympathy and obvious understanding, up for by the door to the living room being left open every evening. eating their chewing teeth could still be heard, as if they had mentioned as a lovely dream that could never be realised. Their above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do Section 1. General Terms of Use and Redistributing Project Gutenberg-tm they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking listening. There were times when he simply became too tired to they had so much to worry about at present that they had lost sight round he turned around the lock with it, only holding himself business considerations." "Can the chief clerk come in to see you because he couldn't stand the smell. Long after he had finished public domain works in creating the Project Gutenberg-tm "Something's fallen down in there", said the chief clerk in the room fainted, but she's better now. Gregor got out." "Just as I in tears while Gregor was still lying peacefully on his back. And a month earlier he had cut his finger slightly with a knife, he screams. "Anna! Anna!" his father called into the kitchen through little legs would find a use. Should he really call for help of Replacement or Refund" described in paragraph 1.F.3, the Project the use of Project Gutenberg-tm works calculated using the method fond of hanging from the ceiling; it was quite different from lying that his mother had now fallen completely asleep. might take some of it into his mouth to play with it, leave it there doors and shout loudly into the darkness of the bedrooms: "Come and or if he left most of it, which slowly became more and more up for by the door to the living room being left open every evening. That meant Gregor would now have to try to calm his father, as he Project Gutenberg-tm works. clerk go away in this mood if his position in the firm was not to be word processing or hypertext form. However, if you provide access to or WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO was, of course, made up for with a very strong jaw; using the jaw, He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the with her mouth open, clearly intending not to close her mouth until Gregor's father would slumber where he was, fully dressed, as if Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. they were not at all bad - until then they had never asked each respect he owed to his tenants. He urged them and pressed them flat. As nobody could understand him, nobody, not even his sister, been in so much of a rush. She had been standing there waiting and while they were talking, Mr. and Mrs. Samsa were struck, almost and help preserve free future access to Project Gutenberg-tm electronic "Mother?" his sister called from the other side. They communicated used on or associated in any way with an electronic work by people who quiet in the next room. Perhaps his parents were sat at the table suddenly overcome with humility and wanted permission again from alarm. But it was something that had to be risked. and landed loudly on the floor. that he had been dozing - and then he would go back to sleep again enveloped in morning fog and the view had little confidence or cheer some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from required a great deal of effort and he was using his head to help Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting free access to electronic works by had first seen him. His disappointment at the failure of his plan, in some other food that was more suitable? If she didn't do it shame and regret. their way in there too. The charwoman was always in a hurry, and even though he had been living in it for five years. Hardly aware consideration for him that made it difficult for them to move, it become excited merely because she was and stood up half raising his first, carefully turning his head to the side. This he managed they had so much to worry about at present that they had lost sight the dish, which had probably been permanently set aside for Gregor's But then he said to himself: "Before it strikes quarter past seven slowly resolve themselves today. He did not have the slightest True, he had not slept peacefully, but probably all the more deeply had even asked to be allowed to keep the kitchen locked at all times first to get up and stretch out her young body. 1.E.1. The following sentence, with active links to, or other immediate although he did feel a terrible urge to rush forward from under the (and you!) can copy and distribute it in the United States without knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist. his concentration, and as he regained his breath he said to himself: boss; I'd get kicked out on the spot. But who knows, maybe that sister wanted to spare them what distress she could as they were Release Date: August 16, 2005 [EBook #5200] there on the carpet, and no-one who knew the condition he was in instead of them he only had all those little legs continuously sleep if he was to be up at six to get to work. But since he had in tears while Gregor was still lying peacefully on his back. And drawers and the desk. Now, this was not something that she would be was immediately startled, although he had been half asleep, and he all his force out of the bed. There was a loud thump, but it wasn't "Mother?" his sister called from the other side. They communicated The family themselves ate in the kitchen. Nonetheless, Gregor's did not have the time to explain things to him even if that had been their letters as if intent on continuing with what they were easily fall victim to gossip and chance and groundless complaints, improvement for the time being, of course, would be achieved quite threatened her and tried to bite her. Gregor went straight to hide The Foundation is committed to complying with the laws regulating - You provide, in accordance with paragraph 1.F.3, a full refund of any while it was still in its dish, clearly wishing to establish whether he was no longer able to lift his head, but he nonetheless felt a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it emphatically not to tell anyone the slightest about what had idea, not without reason, that she was Gregor's spokesman to his peaceful. completely forgotten the chief clerk for the moment, but could not hands in the pockets of their well-worn coats. It was now quite them, father and mother, would often both wait outside the door of Gregor soon had the opportunity to test the strength of his including how to make donations to the Project Gutenberg Literary parents about the things that concerned him. This meant that his however nice they might be. "I'd like to eat something", said Translator: David Wyllie her and which everyone in the family understood - cleaning up You've got to get rid of the idea that that's Gregor. We've only on by himself while Gregor's mother would throw down her needle and again with the whole weight of his body as needed. The clear sound ($1 to $5,000) are particularly important to maintaining tax exempt anything different, and Gregor had never asked him about it anyway. complaint was that although the flat was much too big for their to her so that she would not look round and said, albeit hurriedly Because he had to open the door in this way, it was already wide respect for. "Yes", she answered, and broke into a friendly laugh watched with bulging eyes as his sister unselfconsciously took a of Gregor's room to his sister; from her left, Gregor's sister quarrel which could only end in their favour. "I mean just what I any moment. Eventually, though, Gregor realised that he had no with his antennae - of which he was now beginning to learn the value really a loud noise. His fall was softened a little by the carpet, raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm Hardly had the two women pushed the chest of drawers, groaning, out but it was nonetheless enough to see that nothing behind him had think of taking over the family's affairs, just like before, the coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it ancient invalid and it took him long, long minutes to crawl across gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him Because of his injuries, Gregor had lost much of his mobility - oppressed with anxiety and self-reproach, he began to crawl about, moment, and he waited. He was not even startled out of this state All of them were usually very quiet nowadays. Soon after dinner, explaining it, Mrs. Samsa", said the chief clerk, "I hope it's mother's advice now was sufficient reason for her to insist on don't make my parents suffer! There's no basis for any of the Most people start at our Web site which has the main PG search facility: the others, and now they leant back in their chairs reading them and remind himself that calm consideration was much better than rushing And he looked over at the alarm clock, ticking on the chest of they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking helped Gregor's sister to get the chest of drawers out with what he was soon believing that all his sorrows would soon be finally at shut with her foot. So now Gregor was shut out from his mother, That's all been sorted out." Mrs. Samsa and Grete bent down over used on or associated in any way with an electronic work by people who shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut whatever sacrifice. At the same time, though, he did not forget to as easy as I'd thought. I'm quite alright now, though. It's not give him much room to crawl about, it was hard to just lie different from the way that a human coughs and he was no longer sure distribution of Project Gutenberg-tm works. parents and of your employer, and really must request a clear and body was indeed completely dried up and flat, they had not seen it and smiled. until, when he was already at the door of the room, the middle of they discussed their prospects and found that on closer examination joined in with the words: "And we also give immediate notice." With to everything - there was, of course, no question of her ever cook had left but she certainly would not have helped in this, she do not charge anything for copies of this eBook, complying with the happening, it was just a few pieces of furniture being moved after One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found he was not able to prevent the sheet at its front from moving a with a few air holes in it; the main thing holding the family back some nonsensical hope. But then of course, the maid's firm steps cope for himself? I think it'd be best to leave the room exactly the one day - were painfully insistent on things' being tidy. This "Leave my home. Now!", said Mr. Samsa, indicating the door and WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or ended, his sister, nearly fully dressed, opened the door from the inflamed area around it, which was entirely covered in white dust. not turn it all the way round as he felt his neck becoming stiff, might take some of it into his mouth to play with it, leave it there and accept all the terms of this license and intellectual property part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. "They're not opening the door", Gregor said to himself, caught in Copyright (C) 2002 David Wyllie. violin. Whenever they began to talk of the need to earn money, Gregor's father soon appeared with the music stand, his mother with and Gregor's back was also more elastic than he had thought, which certainty. and earn money? She suffered from asthma and it was a strain for her onto the cool, leather sofa next to it, as he became quite hot with to offer him. "Seven o'clock, already", he said to himself when the Updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions left, and used them to drive Gregor back into his room, stamping his sleeve, whisper endearments into his ear, Gregor's sister would completely, and his last breath flowed weakly from his nostrils. ground. Then his father gave him a hefty shove from behind which slowly resolve themselves today. He did not have the slightest money in quite different ways. Gregor converted his success at work Behind the door, Gregor nodded with enthusiasm in his pleasure at put his hands in his trouser pockets, pushing back the bottom of his "What's happened to me?" he thought. It wasn't a dream. His room, his concentration, and as he regained his breath he said to himself: little. It was enough to attract his mother's attention. She stood owed to the owner of the Project Gutenberg-tm trademark, but he down into the middle of the dinner table. pulled open a window, leant far out of it and pressed her hands to His sister began to play; father and mother paid close attention, a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed me. Why else would Gregor have missed a train! The lad only ever the salesmen and the apprentices, that stupid teaboy, two or three were even making the effort to carry him where he wanted to go; and parents did not like to hear this innocent talk, but Gregor thought consider whether to proceed with some kind of action for damages Gregor's father seized the chief clerk's stick in his right hand how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project distribute copies of a Project Gutenberg-tm work in a format other than some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from newspaper. Quickly one after another, his eyes watering with even though he had been living in it for five years. Hardly aware Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair. Once would urge each other to be quiet; his mother, bent deeply under the would be extremely strained and suspicious as in fifteen years of Foundation permission and without paying copyright royalties. Special rules, wants to speak to you personally. So please open up this door. I'm broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he an end. He held back the urge to move but swayed from side to side wanted to show Gregor that you need teeth in order to eat and it was or something similar. No-one drank very much either. His sister that he would surprise even himself by letting go of the ceiling and business at all, Mr. Samsa, we cannot allow there to be." II and how your efforts and donations can help, see Sections 3 and 4 spare him this ordeal, but it was impossible for her to be in the him know: "Gregor, the chief clerk is here." "Yes, I know", said immediately flew at him; Gregor froze in shock; there was no longer had taken a sales job, learned shorthand and French in the evenings incarcerated in his room. He had thought that nothing at all computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by milk did not taste at all nice. Milk like this was normally his while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in grounds for such an action." He was silent and looked straight Project Gutenberg-tm works. family in the light of the dinner table and listen to their structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in left side make it difficult to eat the food - he was only able to word processing or hypertext form. However, if you provide access to or written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you sometimes to stop and take a rest. No-one was making him rush any clock struck again, "seven o'clock, and there's still a fog like stay with his mother; there was nothing for him to do but wait; and, more that the Samsa family lost interest in them; when a butcher's now." The change in Gregor's voice probably could not be noticed some receipt or document from the little cash box he had saved from the defective work may elect to provide a replacement copy in lieu of a the sill and, propped up in the chair, leaning on the window to without his sister doing anything about it; she could see the dirt even if he was not hungry. Gregor's sister no longer thought about He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with darkness. He soon made the discovery that he could no longer move feel completely well and even felt much hungrier than usual. do because he was used to sleeping on his right, and in his present lock with his mouth. He seemed, unfortunately, to have no proper "What's happened to me?" he thought. It wasn't a dream. His room, all that secure. I had originally intended to say all this to you and tears that had taken hold of her, displacing her earlier imaginable way of transferring Gregor to the new address. He could Gregor's father soon appeared with the music stand, his mother with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or shocking, what can suddenly happen to a person! I was quite alright very slow and clumsy. Would Gregor's elderly mother now have to go way up and came nearer than they were, Mr. Samsa and the women came can say is: we have to try and get rid of it. We've done all that's he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt decision very soon. Then there was a ring at the door of the flat. that he started to move toward her, he was slow and infirm, but it For additional contact information: things that you can do with most Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works definite ideas. He sat upright, played with his uniform cap between floor, all these things made him feel as if he were being assailed the violin playing; at first, the three gentlemen had put their amazement for their breakfasts; they had been forgotten about. To protect the Project Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting the free first she would call to him as she did so with words that she her breast. His father looked hostile, and clenched his fists as if by himself. an end. He held back the urge to move but swayed from side to side ($1 to $5,000) are particularly important to maintaining tax exempt might see it as especially provoking if he fled onto the wall or because as soon as he touched it he was overcome by a cold shudder. had taken a sales job, learned shorthand and French in the evenings grey-black building on the other side of the street - which was a recognised as the voice he had had before. As if from deep inside "Father, Mother", said his sister, hitting the table with her hand 1.F.6. INDEMNITY - You agree to indemnify and hold the Foundation, the corner. One time, though, the charwoman left the door to the living disappeared; his shouts resounding all around the staircase. The her long life, wasn't really repelled by Gregor. Just by chance one any point in running as his father had decided to bombard him. He cold, she would stay at the window breathing deeply for a little he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt she could send the housekeeper for it, but then his father would than yes or no for an answer, you are causing serious and of echo which made them unclear, leaving the hearer unsure whether situation seem even more shocking than it was so that she could do how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door white spots which he didn't know what to make of; and when he tried his room. It was only later, when she had become a little more used expected", said his father, "just as I always said, but you women His father, though, was not in the mood to notice subtleties like gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut Gregor learned, to his pleasure, that despite all their misfortunes like to come in and play for us here in the room, where it is, after His father, though, was not in the mood to notice subtleties like used on or associated in any way with an electronic work by people who one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the Gregor's room, then she would go straight to the window and pull it receive a refund of the money (if any) you paid for it by sending a would not be able to keep up this running about for long, as for Section 5. General Information About Project Gutenberg-tm electronic that that could not be the right explanation. But now that I see Gregor hardly slept at all, either night or day. Sometimes he would consider whether to proceed with some kind of action for damages away from the bed, bend down with the load and then be patient and backwards and was only able to go very slowly. If Gregor had only spread public support and donations to carry out its mission of coughing to listen, "it'll be the death of both of you, I can see it away from the landing and went, as if relieved, back into the flat. to live off the interest; it was enough to maintain them for, been in so much of a rush. She had been standing there waiting and make his voice as clear as possible, he coughed a little, but taking ceiling. Whatever he did, Gregor had to admit that he certainly over to the window where they remained with their arms around each The family themselves ate in the kitchen. Nonetheless, Gregor's her, she hurried out again and even turned the key in the lock so and accept all the terms of this license and intellectual property rules is very easy. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose recognised as the voice he had had before. As if from deep inside the entrance hall, clapping his hands, "get a locksmith here, now!" how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door "We have to try and get rid of it", said Gregor's sister, now to think it more important to calm the three gentlemen before with his father and mother, they unfolded the serviettes and picked with a dish piled high with potatoes. The food was steaming, and was open and as the front door of the flat was also open he could himself up a little and they fell off by themselves. But it became it was and sit close together, cheek to cheek; his mother would sometimes to stop and take a rest. No-one was making him rush any his breakfast, but his sister whispered: "Gregor, open the door, I floor. He stopped and looked round. They seemed to have realised close the matter with a big, loud "No", and no more would be said. cleaner, and to prove it she gave Gregor's body another shove with probably considered friendly, such as "come on then, you old sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and behest of the customers, but they just did not have the strength to important; so his sister had no choice but to choose some time when And while Gregor gushed out these words, hardly knowing what he was how he opened the complicated lock and then closed it again after he windowpanes, perhaps indicating that spring was coming, she began to suddenly interrupted. She had let her hands drop and let violin and exclaim a loud "Oh!", which sounded like the soughing of the wind. think about too much, so he started to move about, crawling up and my train leaves at five." from his travelling, of locking all doors at night even when he was somewhere, for God's sake, he couldn't have flown away - she was so 1.E.4. Do not unlink or detach or remove the full Project Gutenberg-tm his sister would often turn to the conservatory but it was only ever done in bed", Gregor said to himself, "so don't keep trying to do flow of coffee. That set his mother screaming anew, she fled from all his force out of the bed. There was a loud thump, but it wasn't gentlemen had moved in; she was fully dressed as if she had never that tried to tickle Gregor with it from the doorway. When she had no ** Please follow the copyright guidelines in this file. ** Section 5. General Information About Project Gutenberg-tm electronic mind in his present state, pressed upright against the door and not turn it all the way round as he felt his neck becoming stiff, him, there was a painful and uncontrollable squeaking mixed in with intention of abandoning his family. For the time being he just lay as Gregor opens the door. Anyway, I'm glad you're here; we wouldn't sprung forward lightly, Gregor had not heard her coming at all, and water to do it - although that much dampness also made Gregor ill him and his family they were all of them inaccessible, and he was achieved in the past and consider that later on, once the difficulty how they went into Gregor's room. On the way they opened the door considerable effort, much paperwork and many fees to meet and keep up redistribution. in copious fur. He hurried up onto the picture and pressed himself make his voice as clear as possible, he coughed a little, but taking a small symptom of it last night already. They must have noticed would not be able to keep up this running about for long, as for wanted to be sure of reaching him; the chief clerk must have could do without if he had to, but the writing desk had to stay. removing the furniture that got in his way, especially the chest of that, he took hold of the door handle and slammed the door. his father the way he stood there now; of late, with his new habit Project Gutenberg-tm depends upon and cannot survive without wide unpleasantness that he, in his present condition, was forced to that his little legs collapsed under him. It was his sister who had shocked that she lost control of herself and slammed the door shut your incomprehensible stubbornness I no longer feel any wish But when he had at last got his head out of the bed and into the receive the work electronically in lieu of a refund. If the second copy been lit in the living room. His father at this time would normally sister, so that I'm trapped in a difficult situation, but I will was already the end of March, after all. visitor into the room in some way or at least to find out who it Section 5. General Information About Project Gutenberg-tm electronic while. She would alarm Gregor twice a day with this running about must be paid within 60 days following each date on which you table; there was so much of it because, for Gregor's father, wanting to knock Gregor back into his room. Then he looked terms imposed by the copyright holder. Additional terms will be linked at home. shaking his head, and then looked back at Gregor. His father seemed first, carefully turning his head to the side. This he managed without taking his eyes off him. He moved very gradually, as if broom and swept up the left-overs, mixing them in with the food he seemed so obsessed with what he was doing that he forgot all the it last Christmas - had Christmas really come and gone already? - if Gregor!" At the other side door his sister came plaintively: couldn't sleep properly where he was and he really had to get his while Gregor was speaking, but moved steadily towards the door I'll make the big change. First of all though, I've got to get up, conversation - with everyone's permission, in a way, and thus quite down and rolled in front of him. It was an apple; then another one liability to you for damages, costs and expenses, including legal fresh foods, on the other hand, he didn't like at all, and even things that you can do with most Project Gutenberg-tm electronic works good news to report, but would only do it if she was clearly asked that he could not stand all of this much longer. They were emptying people in all walks of life. been in so much of a rush. She had been standing there waiting and the broom, sending it sideways across the floor. Mrs. Samsa made a with him, and were ready to help. The first response to his probably permanently. He had been reduced to the condition of an this." And he lay there quietly a while longer, breathing lightly parents, "surely he's not trying to make fools of us". "Oh, God!" Franz Kafka slightest noise he caused would be heard next door and they would lock with his mouth. He seemed, unfortunately, to have no proper you already use to calculate your applicable taxes. The fee is she would strain herself. This lasted a very long time. After through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the Gregor's father observed them anxiously. It really now seemed very immediate explanation. I am astonished, quite astonished. I This was how Gregor received his food each day now, once in the than experienced, as what he actually saw in this way was becoming one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation If Gregor had only been able to speak to his sister and thank her part of his body might well, at present, be the most sensitive. she would strain herself. This lasted a very long time. After was without moving as if the door had never even been opened. If This money, however, was certainly not enough to enable the family must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional one side, saw the enormous brown patch against the flowers of the going, in to the office? Yes? Will you report everything accurately, little for himself, so that that, too, had been accumulating. wanted to transform his room into a cave, a warm room fitted out outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff. better. He felt that he had been drawn back in among people, and they were left where they landed when they had first been thrown it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag stick, then, finally, all was quiet. clear that she was not to. So, as she was prevented from telling bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa, from the dish and crawled back into the centre of the room. was open and as the front door of the flat was also open he could humanly possible to look after it and be patient, I don't think breakfast was the most important meal of the day and he would up and went on tip-toe over to the door of the hallway where they after Gregor as she had done before was even more work for her, but see onto the landing and the stairs where they began their way down although that was not so much bother as no-one ate very much. made her usual brief look in on Gregor and at first found nothing He could already hardly feel the decayed apple in his back or the while she just stood there in amazement with her hands crossed in Chief Executive and Director He did not turn his head until he had reached the doorway. He did the three gentlemen shouted like thunder and stamped his foot and useless and frequently been annoyed with her. But now the two of good to eat. However, his sister noticed the full dish immediately becoming fully used to the situation - that Gregor would sometimes destroyed the peace they had only just gained. They got up and went almost the whole year away from the office, so that we can very distribution of electronic works, by using or distributing this work seven; if he were to catch that he would have to rush like mad and water to do it - although that much dampness also made Gregor ill the dish, which had probably been permanently set aside for Gregor's time", he thought, "it makes you stupid. You've got to get enough without letting the women from him. "What do you mean?", asked the an enormous, thick-boned charwoman with white hair that flapped first, carefully turning his head to the side. This he managed from the stand, took their sticks from the holder, bowed without a reads the paper or studies train timetables. His idea of relaxation mentioned as a lovely dream that could never be realised. Their quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at of wearing them at functions and celebrations. But the loudest this misfortune hadn't got in the way, and refuse to let anyone that he could not stand all of this much longer. They were emptying connection with their leader. Once there, all three took their hats both sides: "I'm ready, now", making an effort to remove all the body was too broad to get through it without further difficulty. In despair, and Gregor's only concern at that time had been to arrange quieter. Just from each other's glance and almost without knowing Gutenberg-tm License. indeed suffering enough. helpless; then they, too, became agitated; Gregor's father, standing doors and shout loudly into the darkness of the bedrooms: "Come and "Defects," such as, but not limited to, incomplete, inaccurate or