Montag droned out Millie's conversation with Ann and attempted to read the literature piece but was left baffled for the words took the form of mud right before his eyes; Montag was muddled. He could think of two things: he needed to learn how to read and most importantly he needed a teacher.
"How many bibles are left?; I don't know what you're talking about!"
So his mind drifted off to the peculiar encounter with the elderly man in the park. Montag remembered how the man quickly stood up and hid something in his coat; this intrigued Montag. He wanted to know what this man was doing; Montag confronted the mysterious man. Montag was greeted by nervous yet defiant man
"I want you to teach me how to read"
"You're looking at a coward."
he learned that the man was named Dr.Faber a retired literature professor who had been exiled 40 years when the last college for liberal arts shut down. Faber became more comfortable in montag's presence and began quoting poetry; soon enough he began to say poems straight from his memory.
"I want to press and print books"
Montag stopped reminiscing past memories and got to action by calling Dr.Faber over a question that was burning in the back of his mind. Montag knew the answer but wanted to hear it from Faber. Montag was shocked by Faber's answer and tone. What was he scared of? But Montag wasn't done he had another inquiry: a copy of the book.
Montag was left flabbergasted by Faber's reaction to his question; so much that he went over to Faber's to get the answer and a copy of the book. When he finally got to Faber's , montag got right to the point: he anted to learn how to read. Faber admitted he was a coward for he didn't stop the making of an illiterate population. Montag still had the books in his thoughts.
Montag wanted the books to be pressed and printed; Faber had other ideas. Faber feared that this might would cause him to be burned down. Montag's plan was to plant books across firemen's house across the country. Faber thought this was insane plan with a good motive but it would not be enough to reshape the whole society.