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Horton Hears a Who!

Horton Hears a Who!


by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hears a Who! Lines 172-225 Summary

The Final Showdown

  • The Whos keep up the ruckus show, really putting on a performance with all the instruments (tin kettles, brass pans, bazookas and more!). But even though Horton can hear them, the kangaroos still can't. 
  • The Mayor rushes through the whole town to make sure that everyone's making some noise. 
  • It seems like everyone is trying really, really hard, but then he comes upon an apartment building where a little boy named Jo-Jo is just inside, bouncing a yo-yo.
  • Hey! Why isn't Jo-Jo shouting and screaming? 
  • The Mayor grabs him and climbs up the Eiffelberg Tower, where the kid opens his mouth and shouts. 
  • And sure enough, that does it. The animals of the jungle can finally hear the voices and they decide to renounce their evil Beezle-Nut oil boiling ways. (Talk about trigger-happy.)
  • Instead, they say that they'll help Horton protect his friends, too. 
  • How's that for an "I told you so" moment?

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