I’d like to ask about the sentence from The Three Gables by Conan Doyle.
.. but naturally I was interested in what he said. I therefore named a price which was £500 more than I gave.
Here I’m not really sure about what the speaker meant. The speaker is talking about when someone wanting to buy her house came to her. I’d like to make sure whether the price mentioned by her was..
- A: The one £500 higher than the price she bought the house she lives in now.
- B: The one £500 higher than the lowest figure on which she would have accepted to sell the house.
I don’t know how to interpret the verb “give” in the quote. I think “to give” can mean both “to concede” and “to pay”, right? Which one is it?