Catherine brought me this pencil from Rosenburg Slot in Denmark. (Slot = castle.)
There's some major pencil collecting in the Nicolai family. Catherine is basically the duchess of pencils, but I'm no slouch in the pencil department either. Still, there comes a point where you look at the canisters of pristine unsharpened pencils and think, Madness! What am I going to do with all these pencils featuring a glow-in-the-dark map of the solar system? Actually, that's not the best example, because I need all those glow-in-the-dark solar system pencils...for obvious reasons. But when Catherine gave me this pencil,
she said, You better sharpen this and use it. It was all very threatening.
So, I broke out the duck.
And made short work of that unsharpened pencil.