“I could pet it with my thumb while we walked along."
"That ranch we're goin' to is right down there about a quarter mile. We're gonna go in an' see the boss.
Now, look—I'll give him the work tickets, but you ain't gonna say a word. You jus' stand there and don't say nothing.
If he finds out what a crazy bastard you are, we won't get no job, but if he sees ya work before he hears ya talk, we're set."
"I wasn't listenin'. I was jus' standin' in he shad a minute scratchin' my dog."
The old man came slowly into the room. He had his broom in his hand. And at his heels there walked a dragfooted sheep dog, gray of muzzle, and with pale, blind old eyes. The dog struggled lamely to the side of the room and lay down, grunting softly to himself and licking his grizzled, moth-eaten coat. The swamper watched him until he was settled.
Lennie carries and pets a dead mouse with him. It used to be alive but his strength is powerful and killed the poor little thing. He likes the feeling of the mouse and he grew up with mice from his aunt that is why he likes them so much. But George threw it over the river.
"She’s gonna make a mess. They’s gonna be a bad mess about her. She’s a jail bait all set on the trigger.
"I might of knew. Maybe you just better go along an' roll your hoop. We ain't got nothing to say to you at all. We know what we got, and we don't care whether you know it or not."
George and Lennie are late to their new job. The bus driver dropped them far away from the place. George doesn't want Lennie to talk because he might just get them fired or in danger like what happened in their last town.
Candy comes into the story and we learn that he has a very old dog that no one likes because it is barely functioning properly and smells really bad. They suggest he kills the dog and put it out of its misery. Then they said he could get one of the pups from the liter to take care of since he loves his dogs.
"He was so little. I was jus playin’ with him… an’ he made like he’s gonna bite me… an’ I made like I was gonna smack him … an’… an’ I done it. An’ then he was dead.
When they are at the farm, George and Lennie meets the people that all live there. They also learn about the Boss' son, Curley. Curley has a wife who is a flirt and is 'always looking for Curley' while Curley is 'always looking' for her as well We figure out that when shes "looking" shes trying to get everyone's attention and Lennie isn't bright so it could go downhill if he communicates with her.
That Curley got his work cut out for him. Ranch with a bunch of guys on it ain’t no place for a girl, specially like her."
Candy's face had grown redder and redder, but before she was done speaking, he had control of himself. He was the master of the situation.
Before this they finally convinced Candy to let them kill the dog and he was really sad about it. Candy couldn't kill his dog but he had control of himself to stick up and not be afraid of Curley's wife because she is just a women. Also in this chapter they met Crooks who lives in the barn by himself since he is a differeny color.
Lennie is in the barn by himself and his new puppy that he petted a little too hard like he does with every other animal and it bit him and he smacked the pup and it died so he had to hide it since he thought George wouldn't let him tend the rabbits if he found out.
She consoled him. "Don’t you worry none. He was jus’ a mutt. You can get another one easy. The whole country is fulla mutts."