1 He would rather jump at Grete's face.
2 All the time, Grete was becoming livelier.
3 She stood very still, remained there a moment, and then went back out to Grete.
4 Grete, who had not taken her eyes from the corpse, said: "Just look how thin he was."
5 All of them had been crying a little; Grete now and then pressed her face against her father's arm.
6 The maid, of course, had locked herself in her kitchen so that Grete would have to go and answer it.
7 Grete would probably be the only one who would dare enter a room dominated by Gregor crawling about the bare walls by himself.
8 Perhaps this was what tempted Grete to make Gregor's situation seem even more shocking than it was so that she could do even more for him.
9 They had not allowed themselves a long rest and came back quite soon; Grete had put her arm around her mother and was nearly carrying her.
10 So they sat at the table and wrote three letters of excusal, Mr. Samsa to his employers, Mrs. Samsa to her contractor and Grete to her principal.
11 And, as if in confirmation of their new dreams and good intentions, as soon as they reached their destination Grete was the first to get up and stretch out her young body.
12 It was clear to Gregor that Grete had not said enough and that his father took it to mean that something bad had happened, that he was responsible for some act of violence.
13 On the way they opened the door to the living room where Grete had been sleeping since the three gentlemen had moved in; she was fully dressed as if she had never been asleep, and the paleness of her face seemed to confirm this.
14 Mrs. Samsa and Grete bent down over their letters as if intent on continuing with what they were writing; Mr. Samsa saw that the cleaner wanted to start describing everything in detail but, with outstretched hand, he made it quite clear that she was not to.
15 He meant to be as careful and considerate as he could, but, unfortunately, it was his mother who came back first while Grete in the next room had her arms round the chest, pushing and pulling at it from side to side by herself without, of course, moving it an inch.