The Law Of The Road; Or, Wrongs And Rights Of A Traveller

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byRobert Vashon Rogers

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1876. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. TELEGRAMS AND FIKE. Assault.--Authority of Officials. -- A dear Kiss. -- Arresting Passengers. -- Telegraphic Messages. -- fnteresting Examples. -- Who can sue for Mistake. -- Fire-fiend's Pranks. --Train Arrives.--Liability Ceases. -- Trunks in Warehouse. -- Baggage left at Station. -- Dissolving Domestic View. When the day arrived on which my wife was to return to me, I determined to go and meet her at N., so as to be on the spot to keep an eye on her baggage when she reached the station and avoid further loss and accident. I bought my ticket and got into the proper car, but just as the train was on the point of starting I asked the porter if I was in the right carriage, he replied, I was not, and must get out; I hesitated, as the train was in motion, so he caught hold of me and violently pulled me out. We fell on the platform and I was considerably hurt; and what was as bad, the cars went on and left me behind. I went in search of the general superintendent of the line, as I was determined to seek redress, for a person who puts another in his place to do a class of acts in his absence necessarily leaves him to determine, according to the circumstances which arise, when an act of that class is to be done; consequently he is answerable for the wrong of the person so intrusted, either in the manner of doing such an act, or in doing such an act under circumstances in which it ought not to have been done; provided that what is done is not done from any caprice of the servant, but in the course of the employment.1 And in a similar case it was held that the act of the porter, in pulling a man out of the carriage, was an act done within the course of his employment as the company's servant, and one for which they were therefore responsible.2 Railway comp...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1876. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. TELEGRAMS AND FIKE. Assault.--Authority of Officials. -- A dear Kiss. -- Arresting Passengers. -- Telegraphic Messages. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217392083

ISBN - 13:9780217392082

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