Horton Hears a Who!
Horton Hears a Who! Perseverance Quotes Page 1
"…I've got to protect them. I'm bigger than they." So he plucked up the clover and hustled away. (45-46)
Horton's convinced from the very beginning that he has to do the right thing. He's such a good egg.
While Horton chased after, with groans, over stonesThat tattered his toenails and battered his bones. (87-88)
Poor Horton's really getting beat up over this whole situation, but he's a fighter. He doesn't let the physical wear and tear get in the way.
"I'll find it!" Cried Horton. "I'll find it or bust! I SHALL find my friends on my small speck of dust!" (103-104)
Even when faced with millions of clovers to search through (carefully, so as to not smush his friends), Horton carries on. Is that stupidity, or sheer bravery?