Brennan spent a lot of her time that summer painting; she was talented, and she did a picture of a clown for Jobs that he kept on the wall. Jobs wrote poetry and played guitar.
He could be brutally cold and rude to her at times, but he was also entrancing and able to impose his will.
"He was an enlightened being who was cruel," she recalled. "That's a strange combination."
Midway through the summer, Jobs was almost killed when his red Fiat caught fire.
He was driving on Skyline Boulevard in the Santa Cruz Mountains with a high school friend, Tim Brown,
who looked back, saw flames coming from the engine, and casually said to Jobs, "Pull over, your car is on fire." Jobs did.
His father, despite their arguments, drove out to the hills to tow the Fiat home.
In order to find a way to make money for a new car, Jobs got Wozniak to drive him to De Anza College to look on the help-wanted bulletin board.
They discovered that the Westgate Shopping Center in San Jose was seeking college students who could dress up in costumes and amuse the kids.
他们发现，圣何塞的西门购物中心(Westgate Shopping Center)正在招募大学生，要他们穿上戏服逗小孩子玩。
So for $3 an hour, Jobs, Wozniak, and Brennan donned heavy full-body costumes and headgear to play Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, and the White Rabbit.
Wozniak, in his earnest and sweet way, found it fun.
"I said, 'I want to do it, it's my chance, because I love children.' I think Steve looked at it as a lousy job, but I looked at it as a fun adventure."
Jobs did indeed find it a pain. "It was hot, the costumes were heavy, and after a while I felt like I wanted to smack some of the kids."
Patience was never one of his virtues.