He held a bottle of liniment, and with the other he rubbed his spine.
A scowl came across his face. Lennie smiled in an attempt to make friends.
Candy came in, but he was still emabarassed.
The first black slaves are brought from Africa to America, to Virginia and sold.
"Must be nice to have a room all to yourself this way" "Sure," said Crooks. "And a manure pile under the window. Sure it's swell."
Crooks was shunned for being black, however if he says he wants privacy, then it feels like he isn't being discriminated against by being isolated by the Boss. Slavery is made illegal in the North west territory.
"I been here a long time," he said. "An crooks been here a long time. This's the first time i ever been in this room."
Slavery is banned North of the Southern Missouri border.
"Well then you keep your place then, nigger. I could could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny."
The Missouri compromise is repealed (cancelled) by Congress