Explain why Montag hides books in the Blacks’ kitchen.

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Once Montag decides that something must be done about the burning of the books and the muder of some of the people that has come about because of the necessity of burning the books, his original plan is to hide books in the homes of the firefighters in order to turn the society against the firefighters in general  and hopefully undermine their authority.

At the time, he is fleeing the authorities and is partially sedated after his encounter with the hound, but he still sticks to his original plan in the hopes that it might deflect some of fury of the manhunt, etc. by again casting some of the light on someone else, in this case Black.

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