Interested in Language
It was a matter of chance that I should have rented a house in one of the strangest communities in North America. It was on that slender riotous island which extends itself due east of New York-and where there are, among other natural curiosities, two unusual formations of land.
I know what "chance" is but would you please clarify it to me? I mean it doesn't make sense to say "I should have rented a house by chance"
Does the blue part mean that?