Jeffrey had an active fantasy life

In his dreams, Jeffrey was a swashbuckler, rescuing damsels, saving the lives of families during natural disasters, and helping old ladies cross the streets. In real life, he didn’t know any damsels, he didn’t have a swash that he could buckle, and the town where he lived was blessedly free of natural disasters. But he was a good young man. Once or twice he did help an old lady cross a street, even though the streets in his little town weren’t at all busy.