The bus drops George and Lennie off miles from where they asked to be dropped off. It is hinted that George told the bus driver where they were headed but the bus driver left them probably about ten miles from where the bunkhouse was that they were trying to get to. The area is described in the first fiew pages of the novel as a wooden area near beautiful hills and little mountains. As the description continues, the reader realizes that George and Lennie have been dropped off near the Salinas River in a rural area of California. This area will become extremely significant in Section 6 of the novel.
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