Lennie and George were trekking through the hills. Lennie followed behind George ever so closely. They were traveling to a ranch where they would find new work.
As they walked along the stream George noticed Lennie was hiding something in his pocket. Lennie pulled out a dead mouse. George got upset with Lennie over the mouse in his possession but continued to trek through with him.
George decided it would be a good idea for them to rest up because they had been walking for awhile now. They were still a long ways from the ranch.
As they set up for camp Lennie asked George about their what was going to happen once they started working . George eased Lennie's uneasiness about the future by telling him all the good things they wold have and the good life to come. But he did tell Lennie that in order for everything to work out George would have to cooperate and listen.