“Georges hand remained outstretched imperiously. Slowly, like a terrier who doesn’t want to bring it’s ball to it’s master, Lennie approached, drew back, approached again. George snapped his fingers sharply, and at the sound Lennie laid the mouse in his hand” (10).
“I don’t want no ketchup. I wouldn’t eat no ketchup if it were right here beside me” (13).
“Hide till I come for you. Don’t let nobody see you. Hide in the brush over by the river (30).
“No, you never. But when she was standin’ in the doorway showin’ her legs, you wasn’t lookin’ the other way, nither (32).
“A tall man stood in the doorway. He held a crushed Stetson hat under his arm while he combed his long, black, damp hair straight back. Like the others he wore blue jeans and a short denim jacket (32).
“Listen to me, you crazy bastard, he said fiercly. Don’t you even look at that bitch. nI don’t care what she says and what she does. I seen ‘em poison before, but I never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her. You leave her be” (32).
“It wasn’t much to you, maybe, but it was a hell of a lot to him” (38).
She’s a jail bait all set on the trigger. That crley has his work cut out for him. Ranch with a bunch of guys on it ain’t no place for a girl, specially like her (51). “Lennie breathed hard, You just let ‘em try to get the rabbits. I’ll break their god damn necks, I’ll… I’ll smash them with a stick (57).
“George slapped him in the face again and again, and still Lennie held on to the closed fist (62).
“Leggo of him, Lennie, let go” (62).
“Curley’s fist was swinging when Lennie reached for it. The next minute Curley was flopping like a fish on the line, and his closed fish was lost in Lennie’s big hand” (62).
“Lennie growled back to his seat on the nail keg. Ain’t nobody goin’ to talk no hurt to George (71).
“She stood in the doorway, smiling a little at them, rubbing the nails of one hand with the...