Lennie and George were run out of Weed. Lennie got into a lot of trouble with a girl because he wanted to pet her dress and she thought it was rape. They had to hide in an irrigation ditch from the cops who were trying to lynch Lennie.
They traveled very far from Weed. George and Lennie were on their way to their new job working on the ranch and on the way there George was telling Lennie about where they were going because Lennie has forgotten once again.
When they first got there they immediately met Candy. He was a nice old man with a old dog. He showed them to the boss and the bunkhouse where they are going to be staying.
Get 'im Lennie.
George is very happy to see Lennie doing good and laughing at how strong he is. Lennie is a really good worker and you can put him to anything and he'll do it. The first hard days work was done and successful.
After George and Lennie meet everybody else, they night fell. No one wanted to sleep in the same bunk as a smelly dog. No one liked Candy's dog at all but Candy loved his dog. They others hated it so much that they convinced Candy to let Carlson take his dog out and put it down because it was to old and useless.
Curley wanted to pick a fight with Lennie because Curley though he was laughing at him. At first, Lennie did not fight back because he didn't want to hurt Curley but Geroge told Lennie to Get him. Unfortunately for Curley, Lennie always listens to George and Lennie took ahold of Curley's hand and crushed it between his hand.