The off duty firefighter brings his son to a place he has been hiding from him. The firefighter is supposed to burn books, instead, he keeps books and brings them into his house and reads them. By showing the books to his son he hopes his son will tell the knowledge to his classmates.
10 years later
The child reads the books and gets knowledge. Over the course of a couple months, he tells his peers about the knowledge he has found in the books and tells the stories he has read. He says he got these stories from the television so then his peers don't suspect he has books.
Francis (left) telling his friend about a story he heard in a book
After years of Francis reading books he eventually started giving his friends books. In 10 years everyone had books and the firefighters stopped burning books and started fighting fires instead of causing fires.
Now that everyone has books it's safe for people to read in public without having to worry about their family being in danger