If we get in trouble, you better hide in the Brush
He started it!
My hand! Aghhhh!
George and Lenny are on the run from their previous job, and are on their way to a new one on the ranch. A they camp, George warns Lenny to hide in the brush if anything goes awry.
Curley, upset over his wife, comes and picks a fight with Lenny. After continually assaulting Lenny, Lenny strikes back and badly hurts Curley's hand.
Lenny goes to bury his pup in the barn. Curley's wife comes in and trys to converse with him. As he touches her hair his hand gets caught and he snaps her neck
Candy, George, and the boys discover Curley's wife in the barn. Curley adamantly suspects Lenny. He gets the boys and they set out to kill him.
That big Bastard done it!
Think of the Rabbits
George finds Lenny in the brush, the place where he told Lenny to hide if he ever got into trouble. He tells Lenny to stare ahead and think of the rabbits, as he pulls out the handgun he had stolen from the house. He proceeds to shoot Lenny in the back of the head, a mercy kill knowing what the boys would do if they found him first.
The the men execute Candy's dog, he laments, exclaiming he should have done it himself, as a mercy killing. This foreshadows the ending of the book when George executes Lenny himself, instead of letting Curley's men do it.