Montag, being interested in remembering and understanding what the books contain, ventures out surprising an unsuspecting Faber.
After conversing with Montag for a few moments, Faber begins to gain more confidence with Montag and asks Montag if he could see his stolen bible, which prompts Faber to explain his cowardice when faced with the censorship and eventual destruction of books and formal education.
Montag quickly carries the conversation to topic of understanding the books and the people who refuse to listen or believe the knowledge within the books. Faber then reassures Montag that with practice he will learn to understand them, but does not support the idea of spreading the knowledge in the books.
Montag continued to prod at Faber to support him on spreading the books and their knowledge until he gave in. Faber still remained cautious and proposed that he would support Montag by handling situations for him using radio communication. Montag understands his role and assures Faber he does not take offense.
Montag threatens to vandalize the bible he brought if Faber does not support him. Faber quickly agrees to help Montag on his bold plan of sabotaging the firehouses and their control from within.
On his walk back home, Faber communicates with Montag through the ear piece he invented. Montag questions his role as he feels he lacks autonomy, but Faber reaffirms that Montag occupies a key role and will soon think for himself. As Montag approaches home, he is greeted by the crazed screaming of his wife and the wall televisions blaring.