Horton Hatches The Egg

Horton, a faithful elephant, promises to sit on an egg for Maisie, a lazy, irresponsible bird, while she vacations: “I meant what I said, and I said what I meant- an elephant is faithful, 100 percent.” Much later, after standing (and sitting) guard 100 percent faithfully through rain and snow, Horton and the egg are captured by three hunters and put in a circus. Maisie happens by just as the egg is about to hatch and demands that Horton give it back to her.