Does anybody here understand the brothers Grimm?

I really like the brothers Grimm (dosn’t everybody?) - but this one here. I just don’t get it.

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm203.html

Can anybody offer suggestions as to what this means?
Thanks

Tyklfe

It’s new to me. Maybe the “beautiful child” is Death?

Thanks Morgyn,

That sounds reasonable, but who knows?

Standard Jesus rural legend. Like the St Christopher story, where Jesus appears first as a child. The Christ Child avatar lives still–have you been told that, when you lie, it makes the Baby Jesus cry?