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The scene in question:
One mule pulling a cart driven (riding) by two adults. One man one woman. In the back is a footlocker *full* of thin hardcover books (maybe 50 to 75 pounds) and a bunch of sturdy peasant type medieval furniture- say a table, some chairs, a bed frame, and a chest of drawers (empty).
First, is this way too much for one mule to haul? (I'm starting to think it is) What about two mules? Would that be more realistic?
Now, with the description above how long would it take to travel a decent road at 20 miles and at 50 miles? A few hours? Days? Between that when should the mule or mules rest? Thank you!