Of Mice and Men
By: John Steinbeck

George and Lennie travel together while working at ranches, their goal is to fulfill their "American Dream" by getting a ranch and living off the fat of the land. They very well might have accomplished their dream, but there is one thing that forces them to ranch to ranch on the run. Lennie is mentally retarded, and although he means well, his physical strength is too much for his mind. When the book begins, George and Lennie had just ran away from Weeds, where Lennie felt a girls dress because he likes furry things. When the girl started screaming, Lennie got scared and held on. On their way to the next ranch George drills into Lennie's mind not to talk too much, not get into trouble, and if he did, to hide among the brush until George came for him. Once at the ranch, shortly after George and Lennie settle in, they find trouble with the boss' son and his flirtatious wife. A little later, they realize that they are much closer to their dream than they thought! Will they be able to stay out of trouble in time to get their dream ranch?