of mice and males chapter 1
!.?. !? Chapter One George and Lennie stop off for the night before going to a ranch where they ve been worked with to work. The two males speak about their issues in the past and their prepare for the future. Vocabulary All page numbers refer to the Penguin Books edition, 1993. willows fresh and green with every spring, carrying in their lower leaf junctures the particles of the winter s flooding: and sycamores with mottled, white, recumbent limbs and branches that bridge the pool (p. 1). and the damp flats are covered with the night tracks of coons (p. 1). eaten difficult by tramps who come wearily down from the highway at night (p. 2). A stilted heron labored up into the air and pounded down river (p. 2). They had strolled in file down the course (p. 2). George unslung his bindle and dropped it carefully on the bank (p. 3). George gazed morosely at the water (p. 4). A water snake slipped along on the pool, its head held up like a little periscope (p. 7). The reeds jerked slightly in the present (p. 7). I seen thrashin devices on the way down (p. 8). That implies we ll be bucking grain bags, bustin a gut (p. ). Awright, he stated brusquely (p, 8). Lennie thought twice, backed away, looked hugely at the brush line as though he contemplated running for his flexibility (p. 8). A huge carp rose to the surface of the swimming pool (p. 10). Why, I could stay in a feline house all night (p. 11). He handled the fancy way of little ladies when they are mimicking one another (p. 11). He looked across the fire at Lennie s anguished face (p. 11). They concern a ranch a develop a stake (p. 13). we re gon na have a little house and a number of acres p. 14). we ll have a huge veggie spot and a bunny hutch and chickens (p. 14). Allusions All page numbers describe the Penguin Books edition, 1993. A couple of miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green (p. 1). On one side of the river the golden foothill slopes curve up to the strong and rocky Gabilan mountains (p. 1). You keep in mind settin because seamless gutter on Howard street and watchin that blackboard (p. 5)? they offer us work cards and bus tickets (p. 5). In Weed (p. ). like I seen in the fair in Sacramento (p. 16). Idioms All page numbers refer to the Penguin Books edition, 1993. beaten difficult by tramps who come wearily down from the highway in the evening to jungle-up near the water (p. 2). That implies we ll be bucking grain bags, bustin a gut (p. 8). You keep me in hot water all the time (p. 11). they go inta town and blow their stake (p. 13). We put on t need to being in no bar room blowin in our jack (p. 14). An live off the fatta the lan, Lennie yelled (p. 14).