Her childish way was the most delicious way in the world to me, but it was necessary to be explicit, and I solemnly repeated:
Mrs. Crupp must have been a woman of penetration; for when this attachment was but a few weeks old, and I had not had the courage to write more explicitly even to Agnes, than that I had been to Mr. Spenlow's house, 'whose family,' I added, 'consists of one daughter'; - I say Mrs. Crupp must have been a woman of penetration, for, even in that early stage, she found it out.
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She gave us explicit instructions.
We need to be more explicit so this will not be misunderstood.