Of Mice and Men - Study Guide Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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It is about ten o'clock the next morning. The chapter begins with a description of the ranch's bunkhouse. It is a long building, with an unpainted floor, and eight bunks inside. Above each bunk is an apple box, where the men place their belongings. Lennie and George, having arrived at the ranch, enter the bunkhouse to see where they will be staying. An old man, who we later learn is named Candy, tells them that the boss was expecting them the night before and is very angry that they were not there to go to work in morning. George is disturbed to find a can of bug poison in his bed's box shelf, but the old man tells him that there are no bugs. The blacksmith who used the bed before George was obsessive about being clean. He says that the blacksmith was the type of person...

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