Beatty Tries to get Montag to Admit that He Still Has Books
"'I don't know''(Bradbury 102).
"''Sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge,' Sir Philip Sidney said. But on the other hand: 'Words are like leaves and where they are most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.' Alexander Pope. What do you think of that, Montag,'" (Bradbury 102)?
Montag remembered a moment a year ago with a man named Faber. He and Faber talked and Faber implied that he was interested in books, even though they were illegal. At the end of their conversation, Faber decided to give Montag a piece of paper with his address on it. When Montag got back in touch with reality he chose to find Faber again. Montag finds that small piece of paper and decided to call Faber. Montag and Faber have a short conversation, then Montag decided to go give Faber a visit.
After Montag talked on the phone Faber, Montag decided to travel by train to Faber's house. With him, he brought the Bible. Instead of carrying the book in his jacket, hiding the book, he kept it in the open. Montag then decided to take the Bible and start reading it. Montag wanted to memorize the book's words, so he could hold on to them forever. When he started reading he could not focus., for there was a commercial blaring around him repeating the words, "Denham's Dentifrice."
When Montag arrives back at work Beatty invites him to play cards. During the game Beatty tries to get Montag to confess that he still has books. Beatty restates quotes from books and then Beatty tells Montag that he had a dream about him and Montag yelling at each other with quotes from books. Faber is with Montag the entire time, in the little earpiece that he gave Montag. Faber is trying to make sure that Montag does not confess.