How does George keep the men from finding Lennie right away?

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When all the men at the ranch are preparing to go after Lennie, Slim asks George:

"Where you think he might of went?"

George knows exactly where Lennie would have gone. Lennie would be hiding out at the riverside campsite where they had spent the night before reporting for work at the ranch. George had told him repeatedly to come there and wait for him if he got into any kind of trouble. Although George has a certain amount of trust for Slim, he lies to him here.

"He--would have went south," he said. "We come from north so he would of went south."

George can't trust Slim because Slim is...

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