The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A conical peak in the centre of Ceylon 7420 ft. high, with a foot-like depression 5 ft. long and 2½ broad atop, ascribed to Adam by the Mohammedans, and to Buddha by the Buddhists; it was here, the Arabs say, that Adam alighted on his expulsion from Eden and stood doing penance on one foot till God forgave him.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Adam's Peak'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/a/adams-peak.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.