T. S. Arthur's Children's Stories is comprised of twenty-three short stories for children. This, like Arthur's vels are of a high moral and useful tone. His works are wholesome, inculcate morality and purify the feelings - by tastefully illustrating the beauties of virtue, and the iniquities of vice. Timothy Shay Arthur was a popular 19th-century American author. He was the author of dozens of stories for Godey's Lady's Book. Arthur did much to articulate and disseminate the values, beliefs, and habits that defined respectable life in America. Arthur was one of the most popular and widely read author of his time.