The Witch-hunters Were Close Behind Spurred on by a twisted sense of justice, they wanted nothing more than to see Marietta burn at the stake. Terrified, Marietta ran till she could run no more. She collapsed on the ground and awaited her dreadful fate. Suddenly, out of nowhere, came her salvation. Like a knight in shining armor, the noble Leon de Villeneuve literally swept Marietta off her feet, pulled her onto his horse and carried her to safety. Marietta knew she owed him her life. Did she also owe him her virtue?