The legend of Hiram Abiff (here called Adoniram) as given to Gérard de Nerval by a Persian raconteur in a Constantinople coffee-house during the 19th century. The original version of the story was first given in Samuel Prichard's “Masonry Dissected”, first published in 1730

Gérard de Nerval, The Women of Cairo, Volume Two, The Nights of Ramadan, Part III: The Story-Tellers, “The Story of The Queen of The Morning and Soliman Prince of The Genii”, XII: Macbenach, pages 373-374 (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1930)

The Bibliography of Fantastic Beliefs