Once upon a time there was a stubborn child who never did what his mother told him to do. One day the child was very naughty, and no matter what the mother said, he would not keep quiet. She became so upset and distraught that she left the table, went into her chamber, and began weeping, while he stayed behind her all the time.
“Now I’ve got you!” the boy said.
The child tried to pull her hair, but his mother sat up and with one hand grabbed the skinny arms of her child and with the other pressed his head into the pillow. She continued doing this until his strength gave out, and he finally lay there dead.
1. Written in February 2020
2. Part of The New Brothers Grimm project
3. Assembled from Tale 117: The Stubborn Child; Tale 93: The Raven; Tale 92: The King Of The Golden Mountain; Tale 4: A Tale About The Boy Who Went Forth To Learn What Fear Was; Tale 168: Lean Lisa; Tale 105: Tales About Toads.