In chapter 1 George and lennie In search for friends . George Milton and Lennie Small traveling together along the Salinas River in California to find work. Later. George finds him petting a dead mouse in his pocket. He was so sad and he cried.
Candy tells the men a little about the boss and how he mistreats the stable buck when he's angry since the stable buck is African American. The stable buck has his own room in the barn, and he has a crooked back.'Lennie's strong and quick and Lennie don't know no rules'
Lennie gets a puppy from Slim and spends every free second he has in the barn with it. He tries to sneak it into the bunk house under his jacket one time, but George forces him to return it to its mother in the barn. "We could live offa the fatta the lan'.”