“Then how do we evaluate it?” asked Sam.
“Since Mr. Farber agreed to the work of this contractor,” said Rabbi Dayan, “Mr. Green should give a clear calculation of his appraisal – according to his billing standard, or as a proportion of the entire fence – and Mr. Farber must pay that.” (Pischei Choshen, Sechirus 8:11)
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