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1  They communicated across Gregor's room.
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2  Gregor, in contrast, had become much calmer.
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3  Gregor slowly pushed his way over to the door with the chair.
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4  Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather.
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5  Gregor was still there and had not the slightest intention of abandoning his family.
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6  If they were shocked then it would no longer be Gregor's responsibility and he could rest.
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7  Gregor's mother, her hair still dishevelled from bed despite the chief clerk's being there, looked at his father.
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8  Gregor only needed to hear the visitor's first words of greeting and he knew who it was - the chief clerk himself.
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9  One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin.
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10  And it seemed to Gregor much more sensible to leave him now in peace instead of disturbing him with talking at him and crying.
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11  His fall was softened a little by the carpet, and Gregor's back was also more elastic than he had thought, which made the sound muffled and not too noticeable.
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12  The change in Gregor's voice probably could not be noticed outside through the wooden door, as his mother was satisfied with this explanation and shuffled away.
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13  It was only a minor discourtesy, and a suitable excuse could easily be found for it later on, it was not something for which Gregor could be sacked on the spot.
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14  Gregor tried to imagine whether something of the sort that had happened to him today could ever happen to the chief clerk too; you had to concede that it was possible.
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15  He's made a little frame, for instance, it only took him two or three evenings, you'll be amazed how nice it is; it's hanging up in his room; you'll see it as soon as Gregor opens the door.
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16  Gregor, however, had no thought of opening the door, and instead congratulated himself for his cautious habit, acquired from his travelling, of locking all doors at night even when he was at home.
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17  But this short conversation made the other members of the family aware that Gregor, against their expectations was still at home, and soon his father came knocking at one of the side doors, gently, but with his fist.
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18  And even if he did catch the train he would not avoid his boss's anger as the office assistant would have been there to see the five o'clock train go, he would have put in his report about Gregor's not being there a long time ago.
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19  When Gregor was already sticking half way out of the bed - the new method was more of a game than an effort, all he had to do was rock back and forth - it occurred to him how simple everything would be if somebody came to help him.
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20  And while Gregor gushed out these words, hardly knowing what he was saying, he made his way over to the chest of drawers - this was easily done, probably because of the practise he had already had in bed - where he now tried to get himself upright.
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