In the first chapter of the novel, Of Mice and Men, readers are introduced to the two protagonists. Lennie and George are on their way to a ranch to find work. They have recently left Weeds because of trouble that Lennie caused there. Readers also find out about the dream that Lennie and George have: to own their own ranch. Readers also learn that Lennie likes furry things (such as rabbits and mice), but has a habit of killing them accidentally. Lennie is a slightly slow man and simply does not know his own strength.