There is an uproar in the town after Kate and Sam are seen kissing in an alley. Stanley is wrongly accused of stealing Clyde Livingston's sneakers and chooses to go to Camp Green Lake instead of jail. However, he does pass down an important song that Madame Zeroni taught him in Latvia.
Twenty years later, Kate returns to an old cabin on the former lakeside and is tracked down by Trout and his wife Linda, who are bankrupt and desperate for money due to the two-decade long drought. Stanley's attorney appears at the camp, explaining that Stanley is innocent due to the emergence of an alibi.
They must labor away at a single seemingly pointless task for months on end, and that task is one intimately connected with the landscape around them. When Stanley first arrives at Camp Green Lake, he is naive: he had thought that there would be swimming and fun, and he is gullible enough to think that Mr.
During his stay, he falls in love with the nurse that is caring for him, and the two later marry.