"You know I haven't any! No one in in his right mind, the Good Lord knows; would have children!
"Thank God I can kick back!"
"What do you know about Hoag and Noble?"
"Let's talk politics, to please Guy!"
Montag initiates conversation with the women despite their obvious irritation and dislike for him.
"You just run away from the door, Guy, and don't make us nervous."
Montag listens to Mrs. Bowles and Mrs. Phelps discuss the pros and cons of having children while continuing to become aggravated with the obnoxious women.
Mildred suggests discussing politics to include Guy in their conversation. However, the change in conversation only angers him further.
"Why don't you read us one of those poems from your little book? I think that'd be very interesting."
"I'm going home."
Guy exits the room due to the women's poor personality and conversational skills.
Guy returns with a book, much to everyone's shock, including Faber. Faber tries to convince Montag to reconsider his decision but his decision was conclusive and he continues to scare the women.
Mrs. Phelps encourages Montag to read an excerpt of the book he brought while Mrs. Bowles is appalled and wants to return home. Mildred, however, has been anticipating the moment Montag becomes overwhelmed.