2 Works in Deerskin - Robin McKinley
Does Lissar wear shoes at all? Only when she must.
And she promised herself and Ossin, and Ash and the puppies, that she would try to stay here, for as long as the length of their lives; that she could put her strength now and hereafter toward staying and not fleeing. But I do not know how strong I am, she said. I cannot promise.