In chapter 1 George and Lennie try to go to work on a ranch but their bus driver did not want to drive them there so they had to walk. The ended up near a spot with lots of bushes, Lennie wanted George to tell him about their future together and how they are not like the other guys that work for a month take the money and get drunk.
In chapter 2 George and Lennie go to the ranch to meet the boss then the go to see the bunkhouse. There were 8 men who sleeps in the bunkhouse, George was concerned about their beds because there was a lice and bug spread near his bed. Bu then Candy comes and reassures him that the man that used to sleep their was very clean. Then they met Curly and slim, Carlson.
In chapter 3 Lennie and curly get into a fight. Curly didn't like how lennie is so big and he thought lennie was laughing at him so curly started a fight with lennie .George told lennie to not let him hit himself so lennie grabbed curlys hand and didn't let go he broke his hand.
In chapter 4 Lennie goes into crooks room at first he didn't want him in there but then since he was lonely he said okay. Then Candy came in and they were telling crooks about the little house and curlys wife came in bu the guys didn't want her in there so crooks said she was not welcomed in there. She threatened crooks that she would tell curly and then he kept his mouth shut. Candy told her to go back to the house that they did not want any trouble and she said all she wanted to do was talk. She tried talking to Lennie but Candy told her to stop messing with him.
In chapter 5 Lennie was playing with his puppy and the puppy tried to bite him so Lennie hit it so hard it died. Curly's wife came and saw the dead puppy and then her and Lennie started talking and Lennie kept telling her that he wasn't suppose to talk to her that he will get in trouble. Then she let him play with her hair but once she tried to move away he held on to her and she started screaming and snapped her neck and she died. The guys soon came in and saw she was dead but by that time lennie had runaway so they went to hunt for him.