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Chapter summary
1 Chapter one
1.1 1) George and Lennie camp in the bush near to a pool, the night before starting a new job as ranch hands. George find Lennie stroking a dead mouse in his pocket. He complains that caring for Lennie prevents him from living a free life.
1.2 2) We find out that Lennie's innocent petting of a girl's dress led to them losing their last job in Weed. However, when they talk about getting a piece of land together we know they really depend on each other.
2 Chapter two
2.1 1) When they arrive at the ranch in the morning, George and Lennie are shown around by old Candy. They meet their boss, and later his son Curley - George is supsicious of curleys manner and warns Lennie to stay away from him
2.2 2) They see Curley's pretty and apparently flirtatious wife and meet some of their fellow workers, Slim and Carlson
3 Chapter three
3.1 1) Later that evening George tells Lennie about why he and Lennie travel together and more about what happened in Weed. The men talk about Candy's ancient dog which is tired and ill. Carlson shoots it as an 'act of kindness'.
3.2 2) George tells Candy about their dream of getting a peice of land and Candy eagerly offers to join them- he has a capital, so they could make it happen almost immediatly. Curley provokes Lennis into a fight, which ends up with Lennie severely injuring Curley's hand.2)
4 Chapter four
4.1 1) The following night most of the ranch men go in to town. Crooks is alone in his room when Lennie joins him. They talk about land- Crooks is sceptical, not beleiving that George and Lennis are going to do what so many other men he's know have failed to do, and get land of their own
4.2 2) Yet when Candy happens to come in as well, Crooks is convinced and asks to be in on it too. Curley's wife arrives soon after. She threatens Crooks and an argument develops. Crooks realises he can never really be part of George, Lennie and Candy's plan.
5 Chapter five
5.1 1) Next afternoon Lennie accidently kills the puppy that Slim had given him by petting it too much. He's sad. Curley's wife finds him and starts talking very openly about her feelings.
5.2 2)She invites Lennie to stroke her soft hair, but he does it so strongly she panics and he ends up killing her too. He runs away to hide, as George had told him. Candy finds the body and tells George. They tell the other men and Curley wants revenge.
6 Chapter six
6.1 1) Lennie hides in the brush by the pool. He dreams of his Aunt Clara and the rabbits he will tend when he and George get their land. George finds Lennie and talks reassuringly to him about the little place they will have together- then shoots him with Carlson's gun
6.2 2) When the other men find George, they assume he shot Lennie in self-defence. Only Slim understamds what George did and why.

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