Of Mice and Men

by

John Steinbeck

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A laborer on the Salinas ranch where George and Lennie go to work. Whit enjoys a good time, and regularly spends all his money at the whorehouse in town. Aggressive, nosy, and always looking to be where the action is, Whit seems to seek out and enjoy any drama or tension on the ranch.
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Part 3
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Another laborer named Whit comes in and brings Slim a magazine to read. There is a letter inside by... (full context)
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...wants. Candy does not reply. George asks if anyone wants to play some euchre, and Whit says he’ll play. After he sits down at the table, though, he and George simply... (full context)
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After Slim and Crooks leave, Whit makes small talk with George about Curley’s wife, remarking on how “she got the eye... (full context)
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...into bed, and Carlson begins cleaning his pistol. Curley bursts in, asking for his wife. Whit says she hasn’t come by. Curley looks around the room and asks where Slim is.... (full context)
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Slim, Curley, Carlson, and Whit all enter the bunk house. Slim and Curley are arguing—Slim says he’s sick of Curley... (full context)
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...out to tell the other men. The game abruptly comes to a stop, and Slim, Whit, Curley, and Crooks all rush into the barn. Candy follows them, and then George arrives.... (full context)
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...stolen his Luger. Curley suggests they use Crooks’s gun to hunt down Lennie, and orders Whit to go into town to get the sheriff. Slim suggests Curley stay back with his... (full context)