What does Lennie say when Curley's wife asks "what happened to the pup?"  I need the answer because i had ordered the book for my gcse's english and i can not find any of the books online, PLEASE!...

What does Lennie say when Curley's wife asks "what happened to the pup?"

 

I need the answer because i had ordered the book for my gcse's english and i can not find any of the books online, PLEASE! help me?

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M.P. Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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When Curly's wife entered Lennie's and saw that the puppy had died she was not really freaked out. Instead, she just asked what happened to the pup, to which Lennie said that he petted it too hard and so it died. Prior to this, Lennie had been alternatively hysterical and non hysterical regarding the death of the puppy. He couldn't understand why it died, since the puppy was bigger than the mice he used to pet in the beginning of the story. Therefore, since he does not understand how it is that he is so strong that he has a capacity to destroy everything he touches, he nearly blamed the animal himself for dying. He asked him why he died, since he wasn't too small to not take some petting. Yet, he still was unable to differentiate between his strength and the feeble nature of the baby animal.

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