“Lennie, for God’ sakes don’t drink so much... You gonna be sick like you was last night.”
“I could pet it with my thumb while we walked along,”
“What you want of a dead mouse, anyways?”
“It wasn’t Murray and Ready’s fault. Says right here on the slip that you was to be here for work this morning.”
“Bus driver give us a bum steer.We hadda walk ten miles. Says we was here when we wasn’t. We couldn’t get no rides in the morning.”
Lennie and George are two men who are looking for work. George is a quick, small, man. Lennie isn't a bright man, but he is a hard worker. They are riding the bus to their new workplace but the bus driver doesn't trust them so he drops them off 10 miles before the ranch. They have been travelling for a while and they spot a green pool to drink from.
“If you want me to, I’ll put the old devil out of his misery right now and get it over with. Ain’t nothing left for him. Can’t eat, can’t see, can’t even walk without hurtin’.”
Le’s wait till tomorra.”....“Awright—take ‘im.”
On their walk to the ranch, Lennie finds a mouse and he picks it up because he just wanted to pet it. George finds out about it and ask if it is alive. Lennie killed it because it was biting him. George takes it and throws it away, but later he picks it up again and George was furious.
When they arrived at the ranch, they were met by an old swamper, Candy, who took them to the boss. He was skeptical of the men because they arrived a day late. George was able to lie his way out of the problem and they went to check out the bunk house.
Slim is a skinner at the ranch. His wife has pups that she can't feed. Carlson is another worker at the ranch. The old swamper, Candy, has an old dog. Carlson says that it smelled and that he should just kill it. Candy is hesitant at first but then he lets Carlson take his Luger and shoot him. Slim offers to give Candy a pup.
When the other men left the room, George and Lennie were discussing their dream about owning their own farm. Candy adds in that he will add in some money and now their dream is becoming a reality.