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Of Mice and Men Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 1 Summary

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Chapter 1 Summary

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, starts with a vivid description of an area a few miles south of Soledad, California. The Salinas River runs through the scenic land, with the Gabilan Mountains on one side and a valley on the other. The banks are covered with leaves, and the area is a haven for rabbits. At first, the place appears deserted, but there are signs that boys and tramps often use the site for refuge.

Two men appear, walking one behind the other. The first man is small, dark and quick. The other man, his exact opposite, is described as huge and pale. The large man, Lennie, drops to the ground and drinks the river water in large gulps. The smaller man, George, reminds him that the water might make him sick. George then tastes the water and agrees that it seems all right, but...

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