The finder of a chattel acquires no rights over it unless it has been abandoned or lost and he takes it into his care and control1. Even if such a finder so takes it, he acquires very limited rights over it if he does so with dishonest intent or in the course of trespassing2. Subject to the above, the finder of a chattel3, whilst not acquiring any absolute property or ownership in the chattel, acquires a right to keep it against all but the true owner or those in a position to claim through the true owner or one
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