Where does Montag stash his latest book in "Fahrenheit 451"?Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, is a story that begins with Guy Montag's curiosity about forbidden books and the information in them....

Where does Montag stash his latest book in "Fahrenheit 451"?

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, is a story that begins with Guy Montag's curiosity about forbidden books and the information in them. Where does Montag hide his stolen books?

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Guy Montag's curiosity about books and why they must be burned begins before the opening of the story. Even though he thought "[It] was a pleasure to burn," he collected nearly 20 books and hid them in the grille of the air-conditioning system of his house. The final book he stole was from a fire where he watched a woman die with her books. He knew there had to be something of value in them, so he determined to read the ones he had collected.

Before Montag had an opportunity to read the most recent "theft," Beatty came for a visit. Montag stashed the book under the pillow he was using while he recovered from being ill. The book stayed there during a long monologue from Captain Beatty, where the history and rationale of book burning was a central theme.

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