Fahrenheit 451

Montags uniform is brandished with a mythical creature? What is it? Why is this signify?

The hearth and the salamander part 1

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He stood in the hall of his house, putting on his badge with the orange salamander burning across it.

The salamander is an official symbol of the firemen, and also the name they give to their trucks. Salamanders were once believed to live in fire and not be consumed by the flames.


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