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Horton Hatches the Egg

Horton Hatches the Egg


by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hatches the Egg Lines 32-45 Summary

Practical Matters

  • Realizing that he "must weigh a ton" (36), Horton decides that his first plan of action is to reinforce the trunk of the nest-bearing tree.
  • That done, he climbs up the tree—with utmost care—and parks himself gently on top of Mayzie's egg.
  • And then he does the only thing there is to do when brooding an egg. He sits.

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