What is a quote from the section in Fahrenheit 451 where Faber reads from the Book of Job? I can't find it... page number? quote? please help!    I don't need any explanation of the quote, I...

What is a quote from the section in Fahrenheit 451 where Faber reads from the Book of Job? I can't find it... page number? quote? please help!

 

 

I don't need any explanation of the quote, I think I just keep skipping over it somehow. I already read the book years ago and now I need the quote for a paper. Thank you!

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This occurs as Montag is walking home from Faber's house to his own. It's in the second (middle) section of the book, "The Sieve and the Sand." Montag is about to leave but he's worried about dealing with the Captain, so he asks for Faber's help. This is when Faber gives him the radio piece to put in his ear. This is on page 83 in my book, 16 pages from the end of the second section, or 20 pages from the beginning of that section. Faber reads from the Book of Job and Montag hears it through the "green bullet" (radio) in his ear. 

"Would you like me to read? I'll read so you can remember. I go to bed only five hours a night. Nothing to do. So if you like, I'll read you to sleep nights. They say you retain knowledge even when you're sleeping, if someone whispers it in your ear." 

"Yes." 

"Here." Far away across town in the night, the faintest whisper of a turned page. "The Book of Job." 

The moon rose in the sky as Montag walked, his lips moving just a trifle. (83)

 

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