Uh-uh. Jus’ a dead mouse, George. I didn’t kill it. Honest! I found it. I found it dead.
I ain't got nothin', George. Honest.
It’s on’y a mouse, George.
Come on, give it here.
What you got in your hand; hidin' it?
A mouse? A live mouse?
It's a lot nicer to go around with a guy you know.
Ain't many guys travel around together. I don't know why. Maybe ever'body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.
I used to have a hell of a lot of fun with 'im . Used to play jokes on 'im 'cause he was too dumb to take care of 'imself.
George and Lennie are running away from Weed, which was their last work place. They had to take a bus to Soledad, where their new work place is at. The bus driver left them at the station, so they had to walk their own way to the ranch. On the way there Lennie was worried that he lost his work card but, George had it the whole time. Then, Lennie pulled out the dead mouse from his pocket and George kind of looses his temper with him.
“What the hell’s takin’ him so long? Lay out some cards, why don’t you? We ain’t going to get no euchre played this way.
Candy, you can have any one of them pups you want.
Lennie and George arrive at the ranch. They meet other workers there. Their names are Slim, Carlson and Curley. Slim and Carlson find it a little strange that Lennie and George travel around together because not that many people do that. George goes on talking about how it is easier to travel with someone that he already knows.
S'pose I do.
You know where's a place like that?
You jus’ let ‘em try to get the rabbits. I’ll break their God damn necks. I’ll . . . . I’ll smash ‘em with a stick.
George. Make 'um let me alone, George.
George and Slim are talking about George and Lennie traveling together. He tells Slim about how he use to play tricks on Lennie. He stopped because one day he tricked Lennie into jumping into the river. He didn't know that he couldn't swim so he felt bad that Lennie almost drowned.
What the hell you laughin' at?
Come on, ya big bastard. Get up on your feet. No big son-of-a-b*tch is gonna laugh at me. I’ll show ya who’s yella.
Carlson never really liked Candy's dog. He said that the dog smelled bad and that he wasn't good to himself or good for Candy. Candy agreed and Carlson used his Luger pistol to kill his dog. Candy was so sad because he has had that dog since it was a puppy.
George and Lennie are talking about their dream ranch. They want to be able to get their own ranch after getting enough money. On the ranch Lennie wants to be able to tend the rabbits. Candy also wants to do it with them because he wants to get away from the ranch that they are at now.
Curley thinks that Lennie is smiling at him. Actually he was smiling at a joke that Candy made. Curley gets mad and picks a fight with Lennie. Toward the end of the fight Lennie broke Curley's hand because he is so strong.