"Her face was slender and milk-white, and it was a kind of gentle hunger that touched over everything with tireless curiosity... Her dress was white and it whispered... " (Bradbury 5 & 6)
Montag meets Clarisse for the first time. He is mesmerized by her aura and this is where he begins his "new routine."
"Lights flickered on bits of ruby glass and on sensitive capillary hairs in the nylon-brushed nostrils of the creature that quivered gently... there would be betting to see which of the cats or chickens or rats the Hound would catch first. (Bradbury 24 & 25)
C'mon hound! Go get it!
Run cat run!
There's no way the hound won't get it soon!
"I want to stay here .' 'Five. Six.' 'You can stop counting... ' 'in the palm of the hand was a single slender object. An ordinary kitchen match." (Bradbury 39)
Montag makes a decision that would stay with him for the rest of his life: he had to leave the old woman to die. Even though he didn't burn her, it still haunts him.
You will have to leave me here.
This is where the Hound was first introduced, and will later become a changing factor in Montags' story