Me: This is solid marble, how...?
The Princess: I dunno.
Me: I'm not mad or even annoyed, just curious as all get-out.
The Little Prince: Oh yeah. About that...
Apparently, it slid out of his hand and dropped just the right way onto granite countertop tile. Which is a shame, I liked this butter bell, but now I can use its parts as "planters" for the epiphytes I'm currently in love with and I can get a bell that matches the rest of the kitchen.
There's always a silver lining.