Francis Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was born in Minnesota. He went to Princeton but then went into the army. You might recognize him from one of his more famous works,"The Great Gatsby". He died of a heart attack in 1940.
Dexter Green was a golf caddy who dreamed of golfing with the aristocratic men he caddied for one day. Judy Jones's wealthy upbringing contrasts Dexter's as she was very beautiful and flirtatious. Little does she know that soon Dexter would fall madly in love with her.
In a small town of Black Bear Village, Minnesota it is the 1920's and Dexter, a golf caddy has fallen in love with Judy Jones. She continuously leads him on for many years until he is engaged although he continues to think of her. They lose contact but eventually she eventually returns and leads him on again for only a night. Later in life he still dreams of Judy and learns she is settled down, to his despair.
The conflict is that Dexter Green has fallen madly in love with Judy, who continuously leads him on for many years until he gets engaged. He continues to think of her in his old age.
The problem is never solved as Dexter dreams of Judy until his old age. He is told by a friend that Judy is married and has children.
The mood and tone of the story is lost love, sadness, and desperation. I enjoyed this story because the entire time I was hoping that they would end up together even though they did not.