Count Casarius caught the plague and died suddenly.
He left a will asking for Rietta—the beautiful young widow in his county whom he tried to take as a concubine when he was still alive—to be buried alive with him.
Just before Rietta is buried, Grand Duke Axias who is known as a cruel tyrant, turned up at the county to get back the huge debt that Casarius had delayed paying day by day.
“Everyone here seems to feel sorry for her, and I had something to receive from Cassius. If I take her instead of the debt, everyone here will be happy.”
He grinned and gave a sweet greeting.