A tale from a Ptolemaic record relates that zetna Khaemwaset –who was Ramsses II's son, Ptah's Chief Priest during the Nineteenth Dynasty and an able soldier– heard that the Book of Thuth was put in the tomb of Neferkaptah, the man who had died while stealing it. Though warned of the consequences of taking the book, Setna showed persistence by playing a game with Neferkaptah, who put a spell on him and hit him repeatedly over the head with the game-board at each victory. After the talisman of his father Ptah and his magic books were brought to him, Setna freed himself from Neferkaptah; and taking the Book of Thuth, he ran off the tomb taking with him the tomb's light, leaving Neferkaptah and his wife in darkness. Although Setna received another caution from his father, Ramses II, against the dangers of that book, he insisted on reading it to others. Later, Setna beheld a pretty woman that turned to be Tabubu, daughter of a priest of Bast. Hungered for satisfying his personal delights, he offered her ten pieces of gold if she would sleep with him. After she agreed on the condition that he would go to her home, he hastened by boat to Bubastis. In her house, they spent their time talking and feasting. To yield to his desires, she conditioned that he must write a letter in which he would promise to maintain her and to give her all his wealth.
After he willingly agreed, she ordered his children be recalled to sign the document and to desist their birth-right. However, it seems that she had other wishes that must be materialized first. Next, she desired that he killed his children so as to be the sole owner of his properties and to avoid any potential fight with them after his death. To respect her wishes, he slain them and threw their bodies off the window leaving the street dogs satisfy their hunger with their flesh. When he prepared himself for obtaining some physical pleasures in return, she left him naked alone. When Ramses II beheld his son in this shameful appearance, he reproved his gross deeds; advised him to return to Memphis where he would find his children alive; and recommended that the Book of Thuth should be returned. At entering the tomb with the book, Neferkaptah blamed Setna for not listening to his previous warnings and his wife said that the book was brought back safe thanks to Ptah then she sent Setna to find the bodies of his wife and son to be summoned with their spirits in his tomb. After he restored the book, the tomb was once more lightened.