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Dear Diary,

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Date: Sunday 14th October 1937 Time: 02:00am Dear Diary, This has been the worst day I've ever had and I don't think I'm ever gonna have a worse one. I had to do it. It wasn't anything evil. I didn't wanna hurt him. He was my only friend, more like family and I feel jus' awful. If you coulda seen her, what he did. If only you could a seen the other option he would have had. Curley's evil way. I suppose I would a done the same in his place but Lennie didn't do no harm. At least he never meant none. I feel awful, just awful. He never meant no harm. They may o' been nice? No, that's stupid talk. That's the kinda thing Lennie woulda said! He's a crazy bastard. I mean he was. Oh I feel awful. What will I do now? What can I do? I suppose the only thing to do is to spend my money the way anyone else would, if they didn't have a Lennie with 'em. ...read more.

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I knew that I had to get to him before them. I told Candy to make out I never saw this and tell the others and then fetch me. I had to go to the bunkhouse and get Carlson's Luger. I wasn't completely sure why at first, but I realised when I saw him. Candy said he'd do that and I ran out. Next time I saw her ever' one was there too blaming Lennie for ever' thing. Curley was shook up and was ready to explode. He scared me looking like that but I had to keep my cool. I had to make it like I was on their side, out to kill for murder. That word sends shivers down me and I know I done it too now. Lennie always said we were the same. All of them ran to get guns to help out Curley. Two-faced that's what they are. One minute they're complaining about him and the next they are trying to be his best friend betraying their true friend. ...read more.

Conclusion

When the other men found me, they assumed I shot Lennie in self-defence. Only Slim understands what I did and why The brush has changed. At the beginning it was full of light and at the end it was dark. I don't want to write his last moments. I don't want to have this and be reminded of the moment my life, as I knew it, ended. I want to remember Lennie as the Lennie I knew. Not the one I saw moments later. That Lennie will go from me. If I still believed in God (a part of me that was there but now has gone) I would pray to ask Lennie to forgive me, but I know that he cannot be in my life because he let this happen. If Lennie was ever here and I could talk to him once more, I'd tell him that I didn't mean what I said about not wanting him there. That now he isn't, I feel lost. And last, that he was my friend; my best friend and I wish he was still here. I'm sorry, Lennie. Yours truthfully, George Milton ?? ?? ?? ?? - 1 - ...read more.

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