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Of Mice and Men

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Of Mice and Men The sun was shining high up in the sky, near by, scattered, lay small feather like wispy clouds. The wind was gently blowing a cool late spring's breeze-everything was pleasant. About a quarter of a mile away there was a small wooden house, small but pretty; surrounding it there was a couple of acres of land. An elderly man who appeared to have one hand was busily working near the small wooden house. There were a few cows in one area, pigs, a chicken coop in another, vegetables too, and a large rabbit hutch, with small, coloured rabbits. A black bird flew down and pecked at the ground, discovering a pink wriggling worm, and rushed back towards the faint sound of the bird's song. George slowly took the scene in, he felt numb-he must have been a sleep for quite a long time. The tree that he had been resting against started to shake gently. 'George get up, George, are you still asleep George?' cheered a deep but child like voice. 'Lennie?' George asked stunned and still half asleep. 'Yeah George, it's me Lennie, get up George, how long you been asleep for?' ...read more.


George's whole body was aching, his throat was dry, and he couldn't feel any strength in his body. He groaned quietly, trying to shake off the flash backs of the dream. Slim immediately saw him and helped him up.' You had a few too many drinks and fell asleep', Slim told him. 'Lennie!' George asked, horrified. 'Let's get you to the bathroom' Slim replied. George immediately summoned up strength in his body and vomited into one of the toilets, retching, until nothing was left to bring up. 'Get it all out of your system' Slim called reassuringly. George wearily dragged himself back towards Slim, vigorously rubbing his hands together, anxiously. 'I've got his blood all over my hands, I can't, I can't get off it off Slim!' George ran to the sinks to scrub his pale hands, Slim followed him. 'Calm down George' Slim said, grabbing his arm firmly, and swivelled him round. 'Calm down George, we both know why Lennie died, you didn't have any other choice, and it was the only way, it was for the best, George, for everyone'. Slim comforted him, sympathetically. ...read more.


Lennie picked it up, and was stunned to find that it was addressed to him. It said 'To George', in spidery child like writing-it was Lennie's handwriting. Lennie didn't know how to write properly, he must have gone to great trouble to get someone to help him write it. George slowly unravelled the coarse string that kept it together. He could feel that some of the pieces were broken from the fall. When he finally got it open he was gobsmacked to find what was in it. Inside there was George put the possessions down on the haystack in front of him, and quickly rushed off to tell Slim what he had found. The Sheriff was just leaving when George got to Slim. 'Slim there's something you've got to see', he panted-out of breath. Slim followed George back to the barn. 'Look it's there!' cried George. 'It's on top of that haystack, they're there!', he cried again. Slim slowly walked up to the haystack, George behind him. 'What am I meant to be looking for?' Slim asked. 'The parcels' George said. 'There's nothing here, are you sure that you put them here?' Slim continued. 'yeah I did'. George rushed over. ...read more.

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