There may be circumstances where a contract for the carriage of goods by land is a contract between the consignor and the carrier notwithstanding the fact that the goods are to be delivered to a consignee who has the general property in them. This may occur where, though delivery to the consignee is contemplated when the contract of carriage is made, consignor and carrier make a special contract to the effect that the consignor transacts as principal1. A comparable situation may arise where the transfer of property to the consignee and the delivery of the goods to him were
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