What is the significance of Carlson asking George and Lennie had his gun and supplying the story that George wrestled yhe gun away from Lennie and shot him. Evidence from the text.
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George is the one who took Lennie's gun. Things would have been much more complicated had the actual truth come out. George would have been interfering with the justice Curley wanted. Also George's act of compassion (shooting Lennie) might not have been interpreted the same way by others.