Glad to be of help. I don't know any version of the story, and frankly I think I was pointing out a non-problem there. The three dudes are almost bound to be looking at three other guys' tombs, I think. For it to be otherwise would require a whole explanatory paragraph in the tale. But corpses resolves the non-issue splendidly, and I like coffin-tombs as well.
Do you have any thoughts on stayed instead of paused? I find paused a bit un-ballady, whereas stayed seems possible. And you can maybe stay a horse. If so, stayed and spread might work.