In Fahrenheit 451, why did Faber decide to go to St. Louis?

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Faber had been a self-professed coward. He still loved reading and knowledge but was too scared to go against the society he lived in. However, after being impressed and inspired by Montag's passion to seek knowledge in books and challenge his society, Faber gradually came out of his shell. By the end of the novel, Faber had transitioned from a self-professed coward to one courageous enough to help Montag and, eventually, to rebel himself. When the Mechanical Hound begins to pursue Montag, he advises Montag to run along the river and the train tracks, hoping to meet up with him in St. Louis. Since Faber has become so courageous, he intends to contact a retired printer there, one whom he had mentioned in one of his and Montag's previous meetings. Faber intends to contact the printer in order to print books with the hopes of putting books back into society. 

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