"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.
"Oh, beg your pardon," said the mule. "It's too dark to see much.
He at once called to Sancho, who, however, had no mind to come, as he was just then engaged in unloading a sumpter mule
, well laden with provender, which these worthy gentlemen had brought with them.
Looks easy, doesn't it?--one minute, the sixtieth part of an hour, to be precise, sixty seconds, to stick on the back of an affectionate josher mule
she is an old steady mare, with a little bell round her neck; and wherever she goes, the mules
, like good children, follow her.
"Sir monk," said De Guiche, "confess well that brave man; and be not concerned for your expenses or for those of your mule
; all is paid."
I can send you by boat as far as the river travel is good, and then have mules
and ox-carts in waiting."
Darkness, outstripping some visitors on mules
, had risen thus to the rough convent walls, when those travellers were yet climbing the mountain.
Now at last, however, he is safely in paradise, and so I may jog on upon my earthly way." He mounted, as he spoke, a white mule
which had been grazing by the wayside, all gay with fustian of gold and silver bells, and rode onward with Sir Nigel's party.
``Something more potent than that,'' answered the Jester; ``for when would repentance or prayer make Gurth do a courtesy, or fasting or vigil persuade him to lend you a mule
? l trow you might as well have told his favourite black boar of thy vigils and penance, and wouldst have gotten as civil an answer.''
Before him went the mules
drawing the four-wheeled waggon, and driven by wise Idaeus; behind these were the horses, which the old man lashed with his whip and drove swiftly through the city, while his friends followed after, wailing and lamenting for him as though he were on his road to death.
On this he gave his orders to the servants, who got the waggon out, harnessed the mules
, and put them to, while the girl brought the clothes down from the linen room and placed them on the waggon.