Curly wife talks to Lennie in the barn the next day. Lennie gets interested in her, and pays her much attention, which she likes. She tells him about her dreams, and her relationship to Curly. They don't communicate well to each others, but she is desperate for someone to listen, so she goes on with it. She gets him to feel her hair, and when she says stop, he won't stop. She starts getting hysterical when he won't stop. she starts screaming, and he tries to make her quiet, so George won't hear her screaming because of him. he holds her around her neck and mouth tightly. When he lets go of her she is quiet and lays still. He did not understand that she was dead. At first he blames her and says "you have done a bad thing" but then he understands what happened, and he runs away.