"A few miles south of Soledad the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside back and runs deep and green."
" Both were dressed in denim trousers and in denim coats wiht brass buttons. The first man was small and quick dark of face with restless eyes and sharp strong features. Behind him walked his opposite a huge man,shapeless of face with large pale eyes, sloping shoulders."
"His huge companion dropped his blankets and flung himself down and drank from the surface of the green pool drank with long gulps snorting into the water like a horse. The small man stepped nervously beside him."
"George looked sharply at him. "What'd you take outta that pocket?" "Ain't a thing in my pocket" Lennie said cleverly."I know there ain't. you got it in your hand. What you got in your hand hidin' it?"
" The day was going fast now. Only the tops of the Gabilan mountains flamed with the light of the sun that had gone from the valley."
"Lennie broke in. "But not us an why? because ....because i got you to look after me and you got me to look after you and that why."he laughted delightedly. "go on now George!" "you got it by heart you can do it yourself."