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  • "Lennie ,for God's sakes don't drink so much" 
  • "No he ain't, but he's sure a hell of a good worker. Stronger than a bull."
  • "Tell you what--" "S'pose i went in with you guys."
  • * Lennie drinks the dirty water from the river but after looking at the water, George stops him. *During Lennie and George's talk the readers learn that both men are on a trip to a ranch for work. * A dead mice is found in Lennie's pocket and after a bicker about his past Lennie throws the dead mice. *George and Lennie talk about their friendship and their dreams of owning their own land. George talks about what he would be doing without Lennie,so Lennie recommends that he leaves but George says that he wants him to stay.
  • "Sure they all want it. Everyone wants a bit of land, not much."
  • *Setting:  The place on which Lennie and George are staying isn't the cleanest and doesn't look finished. *Candy, Slim, Carlson, Curley, and Curley's Wife are all introduced in this chapter and will all have different perspectives on the two new workers *Bits of Lennie and George's past is told. *On this ranch many lone men work for a weeks, gather stake and leave. *The room where the men will sleep is where new bonds will be made.
  • "Says I can't tend no rabbits if I talk to you or anything
  • *A lot more of George and Lennie's past is revealed when Slim starts a conversation with George. *A conflict arises when Carlson wants to kill Candy's old dog, and it is later resolved when Candy agrees to let Carlson kill the dog. *A new friendship forms when Candy asks if could join in on George and Lennie's dream, and they let him in on it. *Another conflict arises when Curley arrives and talks to Slim and the other guys about his wife. *The conflict is later resolved after Lennie breaks Curley's hand and everyone forgets it happened
  • "No,Lennie. I ain't mad. I never been mad, an' I ain't now. That's a thing I want ya to know."
  • *More info is revealed about Crooks, about him being lonely and distant from others. * After bugging Crooks, Lennie finally gets through to him and they start a conversation * Candy joins in and starts talking about the ranch and eventually Crooks joins in on it. * But after getting put down by Curley's Wife, Crooks decides to leave it and go back to his regular self. * A more friendly bond is created between the three men.
  • *Lennie becomes very depressed that George will not let him tend the rabbits after he killed the dog. *When Curley's Wife arrives she talks about what she could of been and how she doesn't really have any friends. *Lennie and Curley's wife become somewhat friends after they conversate with each other for a bit. *After not wanting to alarm the guys about him being by Curley's wife , Lennie accidentally kills Curley's Wife. *At the place where Curley's Wife is killed, George realizes that the person that commited the crime is Lennie and goes after him.
  • *Lennie runs to the brush and contemplates about the things that he has done and how it may have affected George *George appears and talks to Lennie about the land that they are going to get. *George also explains to Lennie that he has never been mad at him and that they aren't like the other guys and that they have dreams and each other, *Their last moment together is spent imagining their land and that they are going to accomplish their goal together.  *After Lennie's passing, George and the guys go to get a drink.
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