The descriptive language of Part II of "Winter Dreams" generates a much desired glittering and glamorous atmosphere that seems to promise Dexter happiness.
One day after having become successful as a businessman, Dexter Green becomes dictated by his "winter dreams." He enrolls in a famous university in the East rather than attend the state university where his father would pay his tuition. In the East, he associates with the "glittering people" who are like Judy Jones, but he is confronted with "denials." After graduating from college, Dexter uses his ingenuity and becomes a successful businessman, and before he is twenty-seven, he owns a chain of laundries that specialize in the care of woolen golf clothing. One day Dexter plays golf with Mr. Hedrick, and he again sees Judy Jones, who now has become a beautiful young woman.
Later, in the moonlit evening, Dexter swims out to a raft over which "the moon held a finger to her lips, and the lake became a clear pool." Dexter listens to a tune that evokes "a sort of ecstasy" in him. He feels that everything around him radiates "a brightness and a glamor he might never know." When a boat bumps the raft, his senses are sharpened as he hears the water drown out the "tinkle of the piano" in the golf club. Dexter sees a figure at the wheel, a figure who calls out to him, asking if he is one of the men whose game she interrupted that afternoon. The young woman introduces herself as Judy Jones and asks him to drive her boat so that she can ride on a surfboard behind it. This "casual whim" of Judy's gives "a new direction to his life" a second time. For Dexter Green now wants the "glittering things" associated with his romantic perception of Judy.