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Of Mice and Men Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 4 Summary

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Chapter 4 Summary

It is Saturday night as this chapter opens, and Crooks is sitting in his room. He lives in a small part of the harness room and sleeps in a straw filled box. Unlike the others, Crooks is a permanent part of the ranch. Therefore, he has accumulated more possessions than the others have, but he keeps his room neat. Crooks is rubbing liniment into his injured back. Lennie appears in the doorway and stands there, looking in. At first, the uninvited visitor angers Crooks. Lennie is only trying to be friendly. He says he was looking at his puppy and he saw Crooks' light on. Crooks tell him to leave. The older man says he is not allowed in the bunkhouse because he is black. Therefore, he will not let others in his room. He tells Lennie that the other men play cards, but he is not...

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