George and Lennie find a place to rest right after the bus left them behind to walk to the ranch.
George and Lenny meet candy and his dog. Candy and his dog parallel the relationship of George and Lennie. Like Candy's dog, Lennie depends on George to take care of him and show him what to do.
Curley doesn't like how lennie is laughing so curley punches lennie. Lennie pleads for help and george calls out lennie and tells him to fight back lennie does and the result is curley hand crushed.
Lennie meets crooks in his bunkhouse. Lennie reveals the secret about the farm, which Crooks initially thinks Lennie is making up. Crooks also prods Lennie about his relationship with George and scares Lennie by suggesting that George might not come back.
Lennie accidentally kills his puppy, Curley's wife shows up and lennie explains how it was an accident, later lennie tells her on how he likes to touch things, curley's wife offers him to touch her hair, but lennie accidentlay kills her aswell.
Goerge killed lennie, because he did not want lennie to suffer at the hands of curley. Curley said that he would shoot him, if he found him. ... He made sure that lennie had no pain, he told lennie to think of the land and the rabbit.