George said, “ It wasn’t much to you,maybe, but it was a hell of a lot to him. Jesus Christ , I don’t know how we’re gonna get him to sleep in here. He’ll want right out in the barn with ‘em.” (38).
Carlson Wants to shoot Candy's dog.
I used to have a hell of a lot of fun with ‘im. Used to play jokes on ‘im ‘cause he was too dumb to take care of ‘imself… If I tol’ him to walk over a cliff, over he’d go… Tell you what made me stop that. One day a bunch of guys was standin around up on the sacramento River… I turns to Lennie and says, ‘Jump in’. And he jumps. Couldn’t swim a stroke. (40)
Carlson Shoot's Candy's Dog
“Well he seen this girl in a red dress. Dumb bastard like he is, wants to touch ever’thing he likes. Just wants to feel it. So he reaches out to feel this red dress an’ the girl lets out a squawk, and that gets Lennie all mixed up, and he holds on cause that’s the only thing he can think to do… He was so scairt he couldn’t let go of that dress. (41)
Talk About Curley's Wife
At last Carlson said, “If you want me to, I’ll put the old devil out of his misery right now and get it over with. Ain’t nothing left for him. Can’t eat, can’t see, can’t even walk without hurtin’.” (47)
A shot sounded in the distance. The men looked quickly at the old man. Every head turned toward him. For a moment he continued to stare at the ceiling. Then he rolled slowly over and faced the wall and lay silent. (49)
George dealt and Whit picked up his cards and examined them. “Seen the new kid yet?” he asked. “What kid?” George asked. “Why, Curley’s new wife.” “Yeah, I seen her.” “Well, ain’t she a looloo?”(51)