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I'm the breech-piece mule of number two gun of the First Screw Battery," said the mule, "and the other's one of your friends.
Sit down," said the mule, "or you'll snap your long stick-legs between the guns.
So saying she lashed the mules with her whip and they left the river.
When he heard this the old man's heart failed him, and he was in great fear; he stayed where he was as one dazed, and the hair stood on end over his whole body; but the bringer of good luck came up to him and took him by the hand, saying, "Whither, father, are you thus driving your mules and horses in the dead of night when other men are asleep?
The bringer of good luck then sprang on to the chariot, and seizing the whip and reins he breathed fresh spirit into the mules and horses.
The latter, unable to escape from the shower of blows, set spurs to his mule and rode for his life, with his enemy thundering behind him.
814-818) Again, few know that the twenty-seventh of the month is best for opening a wine-jar, and putting yokes on the necks of oxen and mules and swift-footed horses, and for hauling a swift ship of many thwarts down to the sparkling sea; few call it by its right name.
We slept with a party of men, who were employed in loading mules with this substance, which is used in the manufacture of wine.
The mules would halt every fifty yards, and after resting for a few seconds the poor willing animals started of their own accord again.
Other mules had arrived not long before, some with peasant riders and some with goods, and had trodden the snow about the door into a pool of mud.
Disengaged from the turmoil, which was already calming down as the crowd of mules began to be bestowed in the stable, they hurried shivering up the steps and into the building.
If you do not go, sir," said De Guiche, "remember that we have two steeds able to catch your mule and the power of having you seized wherever you may be; and then I swear your trial will be summary; one can always find a tree and a cord.
At this moment the wounded man arrived from one direction and the monk from the other, the latter dismounting from his mule and desiring that it should be taken to the stables without being unharnessed.
He's good-natured at heart, and he's the gratefullest mule I've ever seen in the business.
Ladies and gentlemen," he addressed the sawdust emptiness before him as if it were a packed audience, "this is Barney Barnato, the biggest joker of a mule ever born.