"I like to pet nice things. Once at a fair I seen some of them long-hair rabbits. An' they was nice , you bet. Sometimes I've even pet mice, but not when I could get nothing better"(Steinbeck,90)
Curley's wife laughed at him. "You're nuts ," she said. "But you're a kind nice fella. Jus' like a big baby. But a person can see kinda what you mean. When I'm doin my hair sometimes I jus' set an ' stroke it 'cause it's so soft"(Steinbeck,90)
" But mine is soft and fine. 'Course I brush it a lot. That makes it fine. Here-feel right here." She took Lennie's hand and put it on her head. "Feel right aroun' there an' see how soft it is." Lennie's big fingers fell to stroking her hair. "Don't you muss it up" she said. Lennie said, "Oh! That's nice," and he stroked harder ."Oh. that's nice"(Steinbeck,90-91).
"Look out, now, you'll muss it." And then she cried angrily, "You stop it now, you'll mess it all up." She jerked her head sideways, and Lennie's finger closed on her hair and hung on. "Let go," she cried. "You let go!" Lennie was in panic. His face was contorted(Steinbeck,91)
She screamed then, and Lennie 's other hand closed over her mouth and nose. "Please don't ," he begged. "Oh! Please don't do that. George'll be mad." She struggled violently under his hands . Her feet battered on the hay and she writhed to be free; and from under Lennie's other hand came a muffled screaming."(Steinbeck,91)
"I don't want you to yell. You gonna get me in trouble jus' like George says you will. Now don't you do that." And she continued to struggle , and her eyes were wild with terror. He shook her then , and he was angry with her." Don't you go yellin',"he said, and he shook her; and her body flopped like a fish. And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck(Steinbeck,91) .