All that need be told
Written by Thérèse
(3/16/2013 6:41 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, she wrote the very next day, penned by Nikki N
Jane Austen writes "communicate all that need be told" — chapter 50.
Does "all that need be told" include the disclosure of her engagement, without even asking permission to Mr Knightley? And without her father permission to their engagement? How could she have done so?
This "all that need be told" let a lot to fancy but I don't think she may have passed through such objections.