Bava Metzia 42 - Negligence of Unpaid Custodian (Finds)

If one deposited money with another for safekeeping - who then either bundled it up in a kerchief and slung it behind him or gave it over to his young son or daughter but did not adequately lock the door before them - the custodian is liable for loss and damage because he did not guard the money in the normal manner of custodians.

A custodian put money in a hunter's ambush hut, which provides adequate protection against theft but not against fire. In the end, the money was stolen. The situation began with negligence but ended with an unavoidable mishap - and he is liable.

Art: A pedlar carrying a brazier by a townhouse landscape beyond by Longhi, Pietro

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