An' he was so damn nice to me for pullin' him out.
I don' know what yer talkin' bout George.
Give it here Lennie!
It was about damn time.
"Used to play jokes on 'im 'cause he was too dumb to take care of 'imself. But he was too dumb even to know he had a joke played on him. I turns to Lennie and says, 'Jump in.' An' he jumps. Couldn't swim a stroke. He damn near drowned before we could get him. An' he was so damn nice to me for pullin' him out...Well, I ain't done nothing like that no more" (Steinbeck 40).
"'What pup, George? I ain't got no pup.' George went quickly to him, grabbed him by the shoulder and rolled him over. He reached down and picked up the tiny puppy from where Lennie had been concealing it against his stomach...'You'll kill him, the first thing you know.' Slim had not moved...His calm eyes followed Lennie out the door" (Steinbeck 43).
"'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...' He went to his bunk, pulled his bad from underneath it and took out a Luger pistol...At last Candy said softly and hopelessly, 'Awright-take 'im...' A shot sounded in the distance'" (Steinbeck 47-49).