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"Mule" Article -- Table of Contents
Part 1. The Mule. Breeding of Mules.
Part 2. Characteristics of Mules.
Part 3. Mules in Europe, Asia, America, France, UK
Part 4. Mules in the Army. Military Uses of Mules.
The above article was written by: George Fleming, C.B., LL.D., F.R.C.V.S.; Principal Vet. Surg. of Army, 1883-90; served in the Crimea, China, Egypt, and Syria; author of Travels on Horseback in Manchu Tartary, and Animal Plagues: their History, Nature, and Prevention.
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