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In "Fahrenheit 451", how does Montag escape from the hound? Where does he...

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arielwwe | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 14, 2008 at 11:14 AM via web

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In "Fahrenheit 451", how does Montag escape from the hound? Where does he hide?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted December 14, 2008 at 11:56 AM (Answer #1)

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Montag goes to Faber for help in escaping the search party.  He and Faber trick the hound by confusing Montag's scent.  Faber is to go to St. Louis on a bus, and Montag runs from the searchers, including the hound.  Montag reaches the river and wades into the middle of the river.  The mixed scent Montag gave off and reaching to the water saves his life.  The hound can't venture into the water and he loses the scent.  The search party turns back toward the city and Montag goes into the forest.

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