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. 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.
A brief story by T.S Arthur Which Was Most the Lady? starts with describing a group of people riding silently in a carriage. Everyone of them was unacquainted with each other. Only after following events strange young lady and a timid man will have a talk. History shows us how it is difficult to be an open person to someone in a usual ordinary situation and in the reverse case. What kind of things are going to happen you will find out after reading the story.