134. Reimbursement of bailee.

134.     Reimbursement of bailee.

As a general rule, a bailee under a mandate is entitled to his actual disbursements and out-of-pocket expenses in connection with the service he gives, as otherwise a gratuitous act would become a burden1. It seems, however, that this entitlement (being the product of an implied agreement) may be displaced by an expression of contrary intention or by other particular circumstances relating to the mandate2. A mandatary who, in discharge of his duty of care, takes measures to protect the bailed goods from exceptional hazards may be entitled to recover the