127. Extent of bailee's obligations.

127.     Extent of bailee's obligations.

The bailee, or mandatary, when he has entered upon the execution of the task which he has undertaken, is bound, in common with all others who render a gratuitous service1, apart from special contract, to act prudently and honourably and to exercise reasonable care and diligence2. This imposes upon him the duty to use such care and diligence a reasonable person would ordinarily use in the performance of the task in question and such skill as he possesses3. In addition, if, because the bailee holds himself out as