Mayzie la Bird
did not keep her word
Not back in a day, so Horton could search
Horton stayed with the egg, the Whos left in a lurch.
As a large sitting duck, dear Horton was found
(A warning, fair readers, here spoilers abound):
Yes, Mayzie’s claim to be back shortly did not happen. However, Horton (who meant what he said and said what he meant - an elephant’s faithful 100 percent) keeps his promise to her and stays on the egg for a very long time.
Unfortunately, hunters come and capture Horton! He is auctioned off “Egg, Nest, and Tree” and is forced to join the Circus McGurkus. The circus tours the country until it ends up in Palm Beach, where a certain awol bird has been spending her time….