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Of Mice and Men Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3 Summary

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Chapter 3 Summary

At dusk, Slim and George return to the bunkhouse. They are talking about the puppy Slim has given Lennie. Slim comments that Lennie is not bright, but he is a very good worker, affirming George's earlier statement. He says he has never seen anyone so strong. Slim also comments on the unusual relationship between George and Lennie. George becomes defensive, but Slim does not mean any harm. He tells George that very few men travel together, and he calls Lennie cuckoo. George defends Lennie and says he may not be smart, but he is not crazy. George explains how he and Lennie have known each other since they were children. When Lennie's Aunt Clara died, Lennie began traveling with George. George tells Slim that he used to play jokes on Lennie. It was easy because Lennie was too dumb to defend himself. Lennie was so strong that...

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