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The Swallow and the Crow 
-- Translated by George Tyler Townsend

Directions: 
1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline the verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements (“PA,” “PN,” “IO,” “DO”). 

     THE SWALLOW and the Crow had a contention about 

their plumage. The Crow put an end to the dispute by 

saying, "Your feathers are all very well in the spring, but 

mine protect me against the winter." 

     Fair weather friends are not worth much.