George and Lennie worked on a ranch in Weed. Until Lennie was accused of raping a girl but he really just wanted to pet her skirt and she took it the wrong way. So George and Lennie had to book it out of Weed and look for a new place to go.
But Lennie didn't rape her he just wanted to pet her skirt.
George and Lennie set up camp after they just ran from Weed. They took a freight train out of there. George said if anything happens Lennie should hide in the brush. They plan on leaving for a new ranch the next day
Fight back Lennie!
George and Lennie get to the ranch and meet Candy. He tells them how the boss expected them a day ago and he is not to happy they're late. George and Lennie go talk to the boss after and he is suspicious when he notices Lennie doesn't talk and thinks george is stealing his pay.
His hand got crushed in a machine
George tells Slim about what happened in Weed. While all the other guys are playing horseshoes outside. George explains the whole situation and that they were on the run from Weed because Lennie wanted to pet a girls skirt and she thought he was trying to rape her. So Lennie and George hopped on a train and then came here.
Carlson and Candy mess with Curley about being afraid of Slim. Curley hears Lennie laughing and starts fighting him Lennie does not retaliate back in anyway until George says "fight back" and Lennie grabs Curleys hand out of the air and crushes it.
After Curley get his hand crushed by Lennie. They take him to the hospital where a doctor checks him out. They also say that a machine crushed it and not Lennie to avoid criminal charges.