"...She puts great faith in medals. She would never think of starting on a journey if she had heard an owl hoot...or if she had seen a cat at midnight, or if the furniture had creaked. Oh yes, she's a most religious lady."
These words were translated from the French of Marcel Proust into the English above by C. K. Scott-Moncrieff. Scott-Moncrieff is a Scottish translator whose is responsible for the popularity of Proust in England because of the exceptional quality of his translation. Scott-Moncrieff was born on September 25, 1889.