Before this, Montag is on the run from the mechanical hound. He went to fabers got cleaned, and tried to make his scent go away. Now he is on the run. He stripped and floated down the lake, then he got out and mistook a deer for the hound! (Bradburry page 97?)
Montag meets four nice men who help him and give him new clothing, they watch TV and watch an innocent man get killed instead of Montag the news lied. These people share a reading passion and they're "walking libraries" and they want to share they're knowledge with others.
Thanks for getting the scent off me!
A war breaks out in montags city! Unkown enemies drop a bomb in it and Montag doesn't seem to care that much. But he wants to resolve everything in a peaceful way and teach everyone about book!