The sailor was a lifesavor because he first saw the pearl. He threw out the anchor and dove in the water. A purple turtle swam up and the sailor jumped on his back and they found a neighbor to help. The neighbor was a doctor who wanted to be a singer and he dove into the water, too. The sailor, purple turtle and neighbor all had the urge to stir up the water to find the pearl. In the end, the pearl ended up being a lump of sugar and melted like butter in the water.