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her aunt had reserved for them. But Jane was to go home with her,
and at Longbourn there would be leisure enough for observation.
It was not without an effort, meanwhile, that she could wait even
for Longbourn, before she told her sister of Mr. Darcy’s proposals.
To know that she had the power of revealing what would so
exceedingly astonish Jane, and must, at the same time, so highly
gratify whatever of her own vanity she had not yet been able to
reason away, was such a temptation to openness as nothing could
have conquered but the state of indecision in which she remained
as to the extent of what she should communicate; and her fear, if
she once entered on the subject, of being hurried into repeating
something of Bingley which might only grieve her sister further.