He is not to be put down so easily when the GA says that the police (meaning Sammy) were disgracefully incompetent. He says: I should point out to you, Miss Turner, that a section of the police have been taken from their duties, and a large number of other men have been taken from their work … . Then Nancy charged in to the rescue. The GA says to Sammy later It would be useless to speak to your sergeant.
Outside in the garden where the huntsmen were licking their wounds the sergeant says: My word, she is a tartar, that old lady (PM29).