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1. "Meshateh Ani Boch" 2. Abaye "giving the eye" to Rav Papa 3. Death of Rav Papa's parents

David Herskovic asked:

In today's daf (106a) we find that where an escapee from prison is exploited by being asked for a high price to cross a river he needn't pay the promised amount but only the regular rate.

What is the halokhe where he has paid the extortionate amount: Can he reclaim it?

The Kollel replies:

The Shulchan Aruch (Choshen Mishpat 264:8) rules that if he has already given he cannot reclaim it. This is based on our Gemara that the reason he needn't pay is because he may claim "Meshateh...," which does not apply if he has already paid.

Dov Zupnik