Lennie and George are migrant workers, always looking for work, in woods stopping to rest and getting a drink from the river. George found Lennie with a dead mouse.
While looking for work they went to farm. There they met the boss, Candy, Curly and some other people.
One day George had to leave Lennie alone. While he was alone Curleys Wife tried to talk to him, after a while she let him touch her hair, but when told him to let go he panicked and accidentally broke her neck.
Once curley found out that Lennie had killed his wife he was going to kill him, but took the liberty of it himself so Lennie could go out happily.
After it was all said and done Candy and George walked out of the forest to get a drink and cheer George up.