This chapter takes place in crooks's room, a little shed off the barn. Lennie comes in Crooks room to talk.You learn more about crooks, that he is lonely. Crooks starts messing with Lennie telling him George is not coming back. Candy comes in later talking about the ranch and Crooks want to be apart of it also.
In this chapter Lennie is in the barn with his dead puppy. he killed his puppy on accident. Curley's wife comes in and starts talking to Lennie. Lennie first was feeling her hair and she starts screaming, Lennie accidentally snaps her neck. Candy finds her and tells the others.
Curley is going to shoot Lennie. All the men go looking for Lennie, George finds him first. George tells Lennie about the ranch and the rabbits. He takes out a gun and shoot Lennie in the back of the head. George knew Curley would hurt Lennie and didn't want him to suffer.