58. Alternative promise, one branch being illegal.

In the case of an alternative promise, one branch of which is legal and other other illegal, the legal branch alone can be enforced.

A and B agree that A shall pay B 1,000 rupees, for which B shall afterwards deliver to A either rice or smuggled opium.
This is a valid contract to deliver rice, and a void agreement as to the opium.

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