The spectators have never seen anything like this. Before they were laughing, but now they cheer. Cheer, we say!
"It's something brand new!/IT'S AN ELEPHANT-BIRD!!" (Note the rare double exclamation point. How 'bout them apples?)
No longer is Horton the butt of their jokes. Now he's earned their respect and their admiration.
And his faithfulness doesn't escape their attention. They say: "And it should be, it should be, it SHOULD be like that!/ Because Horton was faithful! He sat and he sat!/ He meant what he said/ And he said what he meant" (210-213).
From the angry look on Mayzie's face, we gather she knows that public opinion has swayed in Horton's favor.
Who could resist the cuteness of the elephant-bird perched on Horton's trunk as they look lovingly into each other's eyes?