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  The Three Little Butterfly Brothers (Part 2)
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).

     It rained harder and harder, and the poor little butterflies grew 

wetter and wetter, so they flew to the white lily and said:  "Good Lily,

will you open your bud a little so we may creep in out of the rain?"

     The lily answered: "The white butterfly may come in, because he is

like me, but the red and yellow ones must stay outside in the storm."

     Then the little white butterfly said: "If you won't receive my red 

and yellow brothers, why, then, I'll stay out in the rain with them.  We 

would rather be wet than be parted."

     So the three little butterflies flew away.

     But the sun, who was behind a cloud, heard it all, and he knew what

good little brothers the butterflies were, and how they had held 

together in spite of the wet.  So he pushed his face through the clouds,

and chased away the rain, and shone brightly on the garden.

     He dried the wings of the three little butterflies, and warmed their 

bodies.  They ceased to sorrow, and danced among the flowers till 

evening, then they flew away home, and found the door wide open.