It's a cold and rainy November afternoon, Mildred and Guy are having a conversation about the books that Guy had been been keeping a secret. Guy had been attempting to read them when he decides to leave to see an old friend.
Guy is on his way to meet his friend and is attempting to memorize a section of the bible. There is a radio ad playing throughout the bus. While Guy finds it annoying and distracting, the people around him seem to enjoy it.
Montag and Faber are discussing society and how nobody thinks or analyzes the things around them. Guy wants to know how to understand the bible and Faber explains the three things that society needs.
Guy is reading a poem to Mildred's friends thinking that it would help and enlighten them. Instead it made them scared and upset. This made Montag wonder whether ignorance really is bliss.
Guy remembers a time in his past where his cousins says that if he could fill a sieve he would give him a dime. This reminds him of society today and that the faster the sand was added the faster it fell back out, just like how the faster the imformation was fed the less anyone would remember or retain.
Beatty and Montag were talking about Montag not being able to do this job anymore. As they are talking about this they are going to their next call, where it turns out to be Montag's house.