35. Agent's discretion.

35.     Agent's discretion.

In the absence of express directions, the agent may exercise his discretion so as to act in the best manner possible for his principal1. An agent whose instructions are in ambiguous terms may be justified if he acts in good faith and places a reasonable construction on his authority2, but where the limits imposed are definite, he has no right to exercise a discretion3 even if he judges the principal's instructions commercially imprudent4.