155. Nature of contract.

Hire of work and labour1 is a class of bailment that derives from an agreement under which one of the two contracting parties undertakes to do something to a chattel, for example, to carry it or repair it, in consideration of a reward to be given2. It is essential to constitute a valid contract of this description that there should be some work to be performed in connection with a specified chattel, and that a reward should be agreed to be given in return for the labour3.

The distinction between this contract and that of sale lies in the fact

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