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  The Three Little Butterfly Brothers (Part 1)
A German Fairy Tale
1. Place parentheses around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline every subject once, every finite verb twice, and label complements (PA, PN, IO, DO).

     There were once three little butterfly brothers, one white, one red, 

and one yellow.  They played in the sunshine, and danced among the 

flowers in the garden, and they never grew tired because they were 

so happy.

     One day there came a heavy rain, and it wet their wings.  They flew

away home, but when they got there they found the door locked and 

the key gone.  So they had to stay out of doors in the rain, and they 

grew wetter and wetter.

     By and by they flew to the red and yellow striped tulip, and said: 

"Friend Tulip, will you open your flower-cup and let us in till the 

storm is over?''

     The tulip answered: "The red and yellow butterflies may enter, 

because they are like me, but the white one may not come in."

     But the red and yellow butterflies said: "If our white brother may 

not find shelter in your flower-cup, why, then, we'll stay outside in the 

rain with him."