After this text, George and Lennie find a new ranch they can work in. George asks Lennie not to get noticed and to stay calm, but Lennie is drawn to Curley's wife, Curley being the boss's son. George asks Lennie to run away if he has a problem. Meanwhile, George and Lennie share their dream to buy a house and to nurture rabbits with other migrant workers, including some as Candy, who wants to bee part of the project. One day, Curley's wife meets Lennie. Lennie, attracted by soft things, wants to touch her hair, only, he doesn't realize his strength and he hurts her. The woman starts to yell and Lennie, furious, kills her and runs away. Curley starts to tract Lennie in order to kill him. It is George who will find his friend near the water, next to their campfire.
George, to alleviate Lennie's suffering and to make sure Curley doesn't find him, kills his friend with a bullet in his neck.