No-look! I was jus' foolin,' Lennie. 'Cause I want you to stay with me
No, he ain't, but he's sure a hell of a good worker. Strong as a bull.
He ain't much of a talker, is he?
I didn't wanta, I didn't wanta hurt him.
George and Lennie head to the ranch, and we get to see how much they care for each other.
Funny thing, If I catch any one man, and he's alone, I get along fine with him. But just let two of the guys get together an' you won't talk. Jus' nothing but mad.
George and Lennie arrive at the Ranch. They meet people such as Slim, Curley, and Candy. Slim and Candy are good dudes, but Curley is a trouble-maker. George also tries to keep Lennie out of conversations, but at the same time tries to protect and compliment him. This is another example of how close they are. Many of the workers there are shocked to hear that they travel together and actually care for each other, because that wasn't common during the Great Depression.
I done a bad thing. I done another bad thing.
George admits everything to Slim, and once again we see just how strongly he feels for for Lennie. Lennie also gets a puppy, and Candy's dog gets shot by Carlson as a mercy killing. We get to see how much Candy felt for his dog, and how sad he was when he died. Towards the end of the chapter, Curley starts to cause problems with Lennie, and eventually starts to fight him. Lennie doesn't fight back until George tells him to, and he crushes Curley's hand.
Chapter 5 (continued)
What done it?
Ain't you got any idear?
All the men go to a brothel, except for Lennie, Candy, and Crooks. Lennie, Crooks, and Candy bond until Curely's wife comes to ruin things.
Lennie kills his puppy by petting it too hard, and Curley's wife comes in to talk to him. After talking for a bit, Curley's wife lets Lennie touch her hair, he then refuses to let go and kills her.
Candy, George, and everybody else see Curly's wife's body and decide to kill Lennie in a fairly painful way. George doesn't want this to happen.