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An Angel in Disguise by TS Arthur An Angel in Disguise 1851 was featured in Arthur's collection After a Shadow and Other StoriesThe sweetness of that sick child looking ever to her in love patience and gratitude was as honey to her soul and she carried her in her heart as well as in her arms a precious burden


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    The Absence of Love is What Plagues TS Arthur was often regarded as a literator of unrefined taste and lack of brilliance which was claimed to have been the reason why he was not as well known as most American authors during the 19th century However despite the derogatory assessment TS Arthur was also appraised for his realism simplicity and sentimentalmoral poignancy in his genre of nonfiction and fictional stories that many found reassuring All of these qualities mentioned are apparent in one of his demure yet enchanting works An Angel in Disguise An Angel in Disguise recounts one of the troubling times in America set in a small village where life is made difficult Mr and Mrs Thompson who are the “heroes” in the short story rescue a young child by the name of Maggie who is ill bedridden and unable bodied Because no one else takes the initiative to help this young child Mr Thompson takes it upon himself to Mr Thompson is revered as an older quiet kind soul who resides with his wife who is introduced as one who holds a temper and a bitter attitude Maggie is the “angel in disguise” and is an ailing innocent young girl who yearns for love and acceptance The root problem that drives the story is the absence of love in both Maggie and Mr and Mrs Thompson's life In Maggie’s case it is the absence of love from a parental figure and in the Thompson’s situation it is the absence of love from a child that has plagued their relationship and their lives with the passing of Maggie’s mother also comes the scattering of her siblings into other families and her foreboding loneliness the Thompson’s in turn are unable to bear children which stimulates the bitter and tempered demeanor of Mrs Thompson The gray town is overcome with pity for the children despite their scorn towards the children’s now deceased mother they pay their respects and some decide to care for the fending children However no one decided to care for Maggie the bed ridden ill borne whispers of pity and charitable words were often uttered but none were taken into action That is until the heart of Mr Thompson went out to the young ailing girl who grabbed hold of it in her paling grip frightened of loneliness Mr Thompson returned home with Maggie and laid her to sleep at first his sullen wife did not approve of the harboring of such a child but after some time spent with her and the sudden unexpected rise of resistance from her husband she grew to care for the child and the hole in heart which propelled all the waves of bitter anger and pain of being infertile was filled with what their family so longed for a child And in sequence the child had what she had always so longed for someone to stay by her bedside Maggie was their “angel in disguise” This story was one that held promise of a somber tale but it delivered that somber sincere quality in a way that was bursting with tender affection The saying that love binds all things has never been legitimate after reading TS Arthur’s An Angel in Disguise The absence of such love truly did plague the lives of the Thompson's and Maggie Notwithstanding the negative comments against Arthur’s writing this story was pieced together with articulate brilliance and honest morale a realistic depiction of the deprivation of love in the hearts of both the young Maggie and old Mr and Mrs Thompson A tale to remind us of the importance of love in everyone’s lives I would recommend this book to young adults because many in this day and age are oblivious to this very real concern and choose to ignore their family Reading this book has encouraged me to look for other stories that have a realistic simple and heart warming spirit The absence of love is what plagues the old and the young of us love is the purest and strongest entity in its absence great pain is capable and in its presence great good is capable