Lennie and George arrive at the ranch and meet Candy, a swamper, and the boss
Well, he better watch out for Lennie
Candy helps Lennie and George set up their bunks. Then they meet the unsavory son of the boss, Curley.
I hate big guys
He's small, so he hates big guys
Lennie and George later meet Curley's wife, who they immediately peg as a bad egg.
They also meet the ranchers Slim and Carlson, who they get along with.
They spend time with the others and make friends with Candy. They then decide to buy a piece of land together and retire to live peacefully. Every rancher talks of buying land, but they were so close to making it happen. They looked at one another, amazed. This thing they had never really believed in was coming true.
Despite this newfound luck, there was trouble on the horizon.