Timothy Shay Arthur was a popular 19th-century American author, most famous for his temperance novel, Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There (1854). His novel, which demonized alcohol and the evils of over-consumption, held great sway over the American public and moved the temperance movement further ahead. He wrote a large number of short stories, which were printed in Godey's Lady's Book -- the most popular antebellum era magazine in America. His stories and novels promoted the sound values, beliefs and habits of the well mannered middle-class.
Brief story The Wife by T.S Arthur amazes with its simplicity on the one hand, but at the same time with its touching undertone of true love. The main character is a hopeless young man considered by himself is utterly tied of getting an employment. In spite of this fact his wife always tries to encourage him and never lets him falling down in the melancholic mood. Suddenly he decided to find the better life abroad going to America. His wife was shocked at this idea but without any thoughts made her mind. Story of a pure love and loyalty where everything is possible because love makes it perfect.