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1  That's when I'll make the big change.
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2  But who knows, maybe that would be the best thing for me.
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3  Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather.
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4  I ought to just try that with my boss; I'd get kicked out on the spot.
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5  And he looked over at the alarm clock, ticking on the chest of drawers.
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6  Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel quite sad.
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7  The office assistant was the boss's man, spineless, and with no understanding.
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8  His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he looked.
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9  It was half past six and the hands were quietly moving forwards, it was even later than half past, more like quarter to seven.
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10  It showed a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm towards the viewer.
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11  For instance, whenever I go back to the guest house during the morning to copy out the contract, these gentlemen are always still sitting there eating their breakfasts.
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12  Well, there's still some hope; once I've got the money together to pay off my parents' debt to him - another five or six years I suppose - that's definitely what I'll do.
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13  He must have tried it a hundred times, shut his eyes so that he wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt before.
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14  If I didn't have my parents to think about I'd have given in my notice a long time ago, I'd have gone up to the boss and told him just what I think, tell him everything I would, let him know just what I feel.
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15  A collection of textile samples lay spread out on the table - Samsa was a travelling salesman - and above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame.
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16  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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17  Doing business like this takes much more effort than doing your own business at home, and on top of that there's the curse of travelling, worries about making train connections, bad and irregular food, contact with different people all the time so that you can never get to know anyone or become friendly with them.
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