“You’ll be here for the White Clown tonight, and the ladies coming over?” cried Mildred.
Montag stopped at the door, with his back turned. “Millie?”
A silence “What?”
“Millie? Does the White Clown love you?”
“Millie, does–” He licked his lips. “Does your `family’ love you, love you very much, love you with all their heart
and soul, Millie?”
He felt her blinking slowly at the back of his neck.
“Why’d you ask a silly question like that?”
He felt he wanted to cry, but nothing would happen to his eyes or his mouth.Fahrenheit 451, page 105