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from The Twelve Months -- A Slav Legend
by Alexander Chodzko

The original text is:

     The great January arose, crossed over to the Month opposite him, and putting the wand in his hand, said:  ``Brother June, do thou take the highest place.''
     June obeyed, and as he waved his wand over the fire the flames leaped toward the sky.  Instantly the snow melted, the earth was covered with verdure, trees were clothed with leaves, birds began to sing, and various flowers blossomed in the forest. It was summer.  Under the bushes masses of star-shaped flowers changed into ripening strawberries, and instantly they covered the glade, making it look like a sea of blood.

Analysis Key

     The great January arose, crossed over {to the Month} {opposite [#1] him}, and

putting the wand [#2] {in his hand}, said: [DO of "said" ``Brother June [DirA], do

thou take the highest place (DO).''] |

     June obeyed, | and [Adv. to "leaped" as he waved his wand (DO) {over the 

fire}] the flames leaped {toward the sky}. |  Instantly the snow melted, | the

earth was covered (P) {with verdure}, | trees were clothed (P) {with leaves}, |

birds began to sing, | and various flowers blossomed {in the forest}. | It was

summer (PN). | {Under the bushes} masses {of star-shaped flowers} changed

{into ripening strawberries}, | and instantly they covered the glade (DO), making it 

look [#2] {like a sea} {of blood}. |


Notes
1. To tell the truth, I didn't think of "opposite" as a preposition until I was working on this exercise. I don't remember ever seeing the word on such a list. According to Webster's, however, the word does so function. 
2. "Putting" and "making" are gerundives, modifying "January" and "they" respectively. "Wand" is the direct object of "putting." The direct object of "making" is the infinitive phrase "it look like a sea of blood."