They made their beds on sand, and as the blaze dropped from the fire the sphere of light grew smaller; the curlingbranches disappeared and only a faint glimmer showed where the tree trunks were. From the darkness Lennie called, "George-you asleep?" "No. Whatta you want?" "Let's have different color rabbits, George." "Sure we will," George said sleepily. "Red and blue and green rabbits, Lennie. Millions of 'em."
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There is also the atmosphere of unreality about their dream as George agrees to the millios of coloured rabbits. It is as if the dream is already only a bedtime story as far as George is concerned, even at this early point in the novel.
Source(s): 'Of Mice and Men' - J Steinbeck
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