“Is it a bird? Is it a bee? No, it’s Nigel turning himself into a bird or a bee because – being a napkin – Nigel could fold himself into any shape he liked. And it always had to be ‘just so’. Perfectly straight lines and sharp creases, which made him irritatingly…Niggly”.
This is an excerpt from the Nigel story. As the passage suggests, he can turn himself into anything. His favourite pastime is ORIGAMI. While this is extremely good fun (for Nigel) his vanity and desire to show off does rather drop him in at the deep end. Just ask that frog and his so-called friend the scorpion!
Nigel’s in Australia. In Australia a ‘Nigel’ is a colloquial term for a male social misfit or a friendless person, Names Nigel. Nigel’s name meaning on Wikipedia