102     The young woman is repugnant and unsuitable because her infirmity prevents her from washing. Ibonia is still more cruel in his next message, says Becker, but his parents continue to seek a different wife for him. "If Ibonia's refusals are examined in terms of the degrees of relationship, it turns out that the only dynastic (thus, endogamous) marriage he does not reject is the marriage with his matrilateral parallel cousin"--a form or union that today is banned in Madagascar (Ottino, "Mythology of the Highlands," 969).