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Aesop's "The Hare and the Tortoise"
From Ernest Rhys, ed.
Aesop’s fables: an anthology of the fabulists of all countries. 
London: J.M. Dent and Sons, Ltd.; New York, E.P. Dutton and Co. 1913 [1936] p. 23.
Directions:
1. Ignore the words in bold. You’ll learn about them later. The words that are in parentheses are speaker tags. In each case, the complement of “says” is the sentence in which the tag appears. In these tags, just underline the subjects and verbs. Note that many sentences have more than one subject/verb pattern.
2. Place parentheses around each prepositional phrase.
3. Underline subjects once, verbs twice, and write “C” over each complement.

     A Hare jeered at a Tortoise for the slowness of his pace. But the

Tortoise laughed and said that he would run against her and beat her

any day. “Come on,” (said the Hare), “you shall soon see what my 

feet are made of.” They agreed to start at once. The Tortoise jogged 

along, without a moment’s stopping, at his usual steady pace. The Hare

treated the whole matter very lightly. She would first take a little nap

(she said), and she should soon overtake the Tortoise. Meanwhile the

Tortoise plodded on, but the Hare overslept and arrived at the goal late.

The Tortoise had got in before her.

     Slow and steady wins the race.