This is a short story from the series The Hounds of Annwn.
NO ONE WILL BELIEVE THAT A SMALL GIRL HEARS THINGS NO ONE ELSE CAN, BUT SHE DOESN’T CARE — SHE’S ON A MISSION.
A very young Rhian discovers her beast-sense and, with it, the call of a lost hound.
It’s not safe in the woods where cries for help can attract unwelcome attention, but two youngsters discover their courage in the teeth of necessity.
This short story takes place before the events in To Carry the Horn.