Thanks Aaron, that was very magnanimous of you to take the time to help me out. Let me provide you with more details (more context of the novel) to help you understand atmosphere and surrouding factors in the book. (Crime and Punishment) I've deteriorated in the country. But I did get into prison for debt, through a low Greek who came from Nezhin. Then Marfa Petrovna turned up; she bargained with him and bought me off for thirty thousand silver pieces (I owed seventy thousand). We were united in lawful wedlock and she bore me off into the country like a treasure. You know she was five years older than I.
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We were married and she carried me off to the country as if I were a prize (a valuable thing).
In fact, he was valuable enough to her to have paid 30,000 pieces of silver. The fact that she bargained the price down and that the specific amount is an obvious allusion to the 30 pieces of silver given to Judas for betraying Jesus Christ may or may not be significant to you.