- He told me of the story.
- He told me the story.
Isn't it certain that he said to me the whole story in the 1st unlike in the 2nd?
I think that the main difference between the two sentences might be that it's uncertain whether he said to me the whole story or the part of the story in the 1st unlike he said to me the whole story in the 2nd.
Or, perhaps, is it just the difference of expression even though they convey the same meaning that he said to me the whole story?
The reason I think this way is that I've learnt "of" is used when to indicate something belongs to something.