Why is Candy so interested in Leannie and George's conversation?no

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Candy knows that his time on this ranch is almost up.  He recognizes that his worth is almost spent and is quite fearful of ending up like his own dog, shot because it's useless.

Candy sees this dream ranch in the same light as Lennie and George, a place to be their own men and do their own things.  Candy very much wants to be a part of a place where he is still considered useful and needed.

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