Paige: Whenever we get someone new to Foundation, I take the time to meet them. I ask them their name, their story, take their measure. For posterity, sorta.
Penelope Hornwright: Sure. I was born before the war, around here. My father was something of a well known industrialist.
Paige: Of course, Daniel Hornwright. I read the papers. Back when we ... had papers to read. So you're a scientist?
Penelope Hornwright: Yes, a geochemist.
Penelope Hornwright: *laughs* I still use it, your farmers will appreciate the soil sample tests that I'm working on. But yes, mostly these days, I work with robots. I'm not an expert by pre-war standards, but around here I'm like Merlin.
Penelope Hornwright: Most communities have a shoot first policy, because of the ferals. As you can see, some of us do retain our essential personhood despite the physical changes. I knew I was going to get stuck outside, that I'd get dosed. I was the only one who could fix it, though. That was a long time ago. My daughter's nearly twenty now.
Despite Paige saying that Penelope is the first ghoul to join Foundation, generic settlers may spawn as ghouls even before her arrival.