Painter Douglas returns home from overseas with his new wife Margaret. Margaret wants to know everything about him as they arrive at his childhood home and she looks around, Douglas remembers someone else who admired him as an artist once. As they walk around the area, Douglas says there's nothing else to see but she notices the nearby lake and asks Douglas to take her there...Read the full recap
Host: The long hot summers of childhood surround me in photos taken along the shores of Lake Michigan. Looking at them many years ago, I remembered when I built impossible cities out of sand and discovered that the lake could be a sorrow as well as a joy. When I finished writing this story at the age 22 I was in tears, and knew that at last I had become a writer.
Douglas: Crossing the ocean, and a gulf of time. Return to the haunts of childhood, and feelings both bitter and sweet. Though many years have passed, memories remain. Strange sorrow mingled with happiness when I came back with my new wife to the country where I was raised.