Bava Metzia 2 - Two People Found a Garment (Finds)

Two litigants come before the court, holding onto a cloak. One says, "I found it first," and the other says, "I found it first." One says, "It is mine," and the other says, "It is mine." One must swear that he owns no less than half of it, and the other one must swear that he owns no less than half of it, and they then divide it - if possible, or sell it and divide the money.

Why claim "It is mine?" It's another case where they both gave money to the storekeeper and now argue about whose the article is.

Art: Pulling the Favourite - cartoon from Tatler magazine, by Basil Woodhouse


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