I will hold thy child at its christening, and will take charge of it and make it happy on earth. Now it came to pass that the king became ill. It then cuts to Death. He walks towards the physician's candle and looks at it. When the boy comes of age, Death appears to him and leads him into the woods, where special herbs grow.
A character known as the Candlemaker shows the other characters traveling through the underworld a room full of candles. If an individual were to cause something on their own accord, an effect would take place; this is the basis for free will.
Unlike the Grimm's version, there is a happy ending. One day, the godfather appears to the young man and gives him his gift.
There, the boy is promised that Death will make him a famous physician.