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The Burrow (short story)

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"The Burrow"
AuthorFranz Kafka
Original title"Der Bau"
Genre(s)Short story
Published inBeim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer
Media typebook (hardcover)
Publication date1931
Published in English

"The Burrow" ("Der Bau") is a short story by Franz Kafka written six months before his death.

The last sentence of the story, is "But all remained unchanged, the—". This sentence is at the end of a page, implying that Kafka had written more.

Before publishing, Max Brod changed the last sentence to "But all remained the same."

Plot: In the story a badger-like creature struggles (or has difficulties) to secure (or protect) the labyrinthine burrow he has dug out as a home.