They caught an older lady's house on fire because she had a library. Montag tried to get the lady out of the house but she wanted to stay with her books. As Montag was throwing the books on the ground one fell on him and put it under his arm.
Montag asks Mildred about Clarisse and she tells him she had died. After Mildred tells him that Clarisse died she returns back to sleep. This shows how their society doesn't mourn death and they just forget about it.
Montag goes home after leaving the firehouse. He hides the book under his pillow and goes to bed. Montag asks Mildred if she remembers where they first met and she doesn't answer him. He starts to realize they are more like strangers with no real connection. Mildred is more connected to the tv then her own husband.
Beatty knows of the book that Montag stole. He tells him that every firefighter gets and itch to read the book and has 24 hours to get rid of the book or they will come burn it for them.
Montag feels sick because of what happened the night before and doesn't go to work. The Captain goes to Montag's house. Beatty tells Montag that firefighter began after the civil war unlike they were told. He also told him they started burning books to make people happy because if someone was smarter than them they were unhappy. They shortened school and took out things like history and english.