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Frog Fishes

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, 325-26.

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

1.     The frog fish which lives in the seaweed, is colored to look like

its home. They are pale yellow with dark brown bands. This fish is

such a queer looking creature that he is sometimes called the clown

of the sea.

2.     Frog fish do not live together as do the flying fish. The frog fish

are quarrelsome. They even eat each other. They do not always

wait for their food to float by. They steal up on the smaller sea animals

and leap upon them as quickly as a tiger. The smaller fish may dodge

and swim away but the frog fish follows and with open mouth gulps

down its prey.

3.     The frog fish's wide mouth enables it to swallow fishes much

larger than itself. These fish are sometimes called cannibals because

they eat each other. People do not eat the frog fish. 

4.    The frog fish lays its eggs in a jelly-like mass which floats upon

the water until the young hatch.