The Sorcerer's Apprentice [NOOK Book]


The fiasco at the big No. I Plant atop Pikes Peak began like this.

"Hoskins," said the man known ...
See more details below
The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.99 price


The fiasco at the big No. I Plant atop Pikes Peak began like this.

"Hoskins," said the man known the world over as The Sorcerer,
turning from the empty water cooler, "will you pick up the phone
please and call the storeroom down at the ten-thousand-foot level and
ask them to send up a bottle of mineral water? This one is dry."

"Yes, Sir," said Hoskins, obediently, and began flicking the
number. He clicked impatiently several times, then announced, "The
phone's dead."

"That's so," agreed The Sorcerer. "I forgot. They are having some
trouble in No. 31 Distribution Station. The phones may be out for
another hour. But I'm thirsty as hell. Won't you hop on the elevator,
like a good boy, and drop down and bring up one yourself?"

"Y-yes, Sir," acknowledged Hoskins, reluctantly. He was the junior
most of the six young scientists honored with the appointment of being
understudies to the foremost scientist of all time. It griped him to
be asked to do what he regarded as menial things. It was not fitting
to his august position. But he shoved away the mass of formulas he was
working on and got grudgingly to his feet. With just a show of
sulkiness--enough to be unmistakable, yet discreet--he slouched toward
the door.

"Dumb egg, that," whispered Bob Hallet to Freddie Palmer, next to
him. "How in the name of Einstein did he ever get this far?"

"Sh-h-h," cautioned Palmer. "Didn't you know? He's Sol Hoskins'

"You mean the General Director of Production at Washington? Oh!"

And that is the end of that scene. Nearly an hour later The
Sorcerer rose, stretched and yawned.

"Well, boys," be called, "let's call it half a day and drop down
to the Quick-and-Dirty and snatch a bite of chow. Looks as if the kid
fell down the shaft or something."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014044165
  • Publisher: WDS Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 19 KB

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)