This is ONE OF 4 responses to VC 30 John 11 ("Random Numbers")...
"If you archipelagoans continue to express such an interest I will arrange a solitaire CONTEST, with each Archipelagoan playing 100 games" (VC 30 John 11).
Maybe I'm just feelng old and crummy today, but playing 100 games of solitaire sounds a bit like hell to me.
Yes, I can see it now, the following conversation with Little Johnny Milton's famous literary creation in PARADISE LOST:
Satan: "O Hell! what do mine eyes with grief behold?" (4. 358)
Arched Pelican: "Me, and I'm only on game 7!"
Satan: "Me miserable! Which way shall I fly / Infinite wrath and infinite despair? Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell" (4. 73-75).
Arched Pelican: "You think you feel bad!? I still have another 81 games of solitaire to go!"