86     Transgressions are tolerated from the hero that would be unacceptable from an ordinary person. "These restricted and limited misdeeds merely herald the excellence of the reign of a civilizing sovereign" (Ottino, "Mythology of the Highlands," 968). Ibonia's antisocial behavior and shows of strength recall the stories told about Radama II, who reigned from 1861 to 1863. He was said to pull the wings off chickens and to set fire to his playmates (1.7.71 in Malagasy Tale Index).