Sara dove deeply under the dark waters, rising and falling with the waves, till at length she managed to reach the young prince; his eyes were closed, and he would have died had the little mermaid not come to his rescue. She held his head above the water, and let the waves drift them where they would.
As dawn broke the storm ceased. Sara pulled the prince onto the shore with the last of her strength. Then she gently cradled him to keep him warm, and sang to him sweetly as the sun rose higher in the sky and the colour came back to his cheeks.
Before the morning had passed, a young girl approached on the beach, and Sara quickly hid.
As the girl drew near, the handsome prince opened his eyes and whispered, "Thank you for saving me, you have a beautiful voice."
"It isn't I who rescued you from the sea," the girl replied, "but I am ever so glad I found you; the whole kingdom has been searching for you since late last night!"