"Then give me a baton," she responded, springing to her feet.
Oh, I'll have to send you to the provost-martial at Baton Rouge and let you settle that with him.
Then the conductor, seeing that the incident was over, raised his baton.
As he did so, I loosed a cry of alarm and almost dropped the baton.
In his hand was a baton which he brandished demoniacally at an orchestra ...