Another call finally arrives. An old, three-story house.
Have reason to suspect attic;11 No. Elm, City
Upon arriving they find an old woman, who refuses to leave. The firemen pour kerosene on the books, still trying to get her to leave. As they are about to light the kerosene, the woman drops a single lit match onto the wet trail. She, and the books, go up in flame.
Guy is at work, waiting for a call when he decides to go see the mechanical hound- a popular enterainment among the firemen. He reaches to pet it and it growls at him, chasing him until he climbs us the firepole away from it.
Finishing his talk with Clarisse, Guy walks to his house to find his wife lying unresponsive on her bed. Further investigation shows she has overdosed. He immedeatly calls the "doctors" who bring a machine to clean the drugs from Mildred's body.