On the fifteenth of May in the jungle of Nool
In the heat of the day, in the cool of the pool
He was splashing, enjoying the jungle's great joys
When Horton the elephant, Horton the Elephant
Horton the elephant heard a small noise
So Horton stopped splashing, he looked toward the sound
"That's funny", thought Horton, "There's no one around"
Then he heard it again, just a very faint yelp
As if some tiny person were calling for help
"I'll help you", said Horton, "But who are you and where?"
He looked and he looked, he could see nothing there
But a small speck of dust blowing past through the air
"I say, how confusing, I've never heard tell
Of a small speck of dust that is able to yell
So you know what I think? I think that there must
Be someone on top of that small speck of dust"
"Some poor little person who's shaking with fear
That he'll blow in the pool, he has no way to steer
He's alone in the universe"
"I'll just have to save him because after all
A person's a person no matter how small
A person's a person no matter how small"
So, gently and using the greatest of care
The elephant stretched his great trunk through the air
And he lifted the dust speck and carried it over
And placed it down, safe, on a very soft clover