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The Shark

From Child-Story Readers: Wonder Stories
      3, by Frank N. Freeman, Grace E. Storm,
        Eleanor M. Johnson, & W. C. French.
    Illustrated by Vera Stone Norman. New York:
    Lyons and Carnahan, 1927, 323-324

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

1.     Although Nature has made many strange creatures to live at a 

great depth under the sea, we find just as queer and interesting fish

living in what we call the surface waters.

2.     Long ago there were great giant sea animals that were of far 

greater size than those of today. Whales and sharks belong to these

giants.

3.     Man fears the sharks more than any other creature, great or 

small, which lives in the sea. The white shark is the most dreaded

monster in the deep. Many are armed with strong, sharp, cutting 

teeth which aid them in their hunt for large fish. These creatures will 

attack men and they can tear off a leg or even bite through the trunk

of a man with ease.

4.     Sharks often follow ships. Sailors catch these huge fishes by 

using a great hook baited with a piece of meat. The hook is fastened

to a chain, for the great jaws and teeth of the fish would bite through

a rope with ease.

5.      Some sharks are enemies of large whales. Whales have often 

been found with pieces bitten out of their tails by these animals.

6.     We know that a long time ago many giant sharks swarmed in the

sea, for upon the bottom of the ocean their teeth are found by

bushels.